Menu
Menu
Acer(Strategic 100 2010)

Acer(Strategic 100 2010)

Acer remains a PC powerhouse as one of the world’s top three vendors, with an expansion strategy into new business lines such as smartphones and tablets.

Global HQ: Taipei, Taiwan Website: www.acer.com

Global leader: J.T. Wang, Acer Group CEO and Acer Inc. chairman

Local leader: Charles Chung, managing director, ANZ

Core activity: Computers, LCD monitors, high-definition televisions and projectors

Revenue: US$17.9 billion (FY 2009, ended December 31)

Key customers: Not disclosed

Employees: 7000

Acer remains a PC powerhouse as one of the world’s top three vendors, with an expansion strategy into new business lines such as smartphones and tablets. Acer showed off a prototype tablet device, which runs on a Google Android system and an e-reader earlier this year. As well, at a show in Taipei, the company unveiled a netbook that uses Android as a quick-booting operating system and Windows as the main operating system. As well, it has also unveiled an Aspire Ethos laptops that incorporate a secondary touchscreen doubling as a touchpad.

Acer president Gianfranco Lanci remains optimistic about tablet sales, forecasting a market of 40 million to 50 million sales globally next year. Jack Loo and Dan Nystedt, IDGNS

Join the CIO New Zealand group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags strategic 100 2010

Show Comments