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Acer to stick with tablets despite poor sales

December 26th, 2011

Acer will continue to launch new tablets in 2012 despite slow sales of the company’s current tablet models. Commenting on rumors that Acer might slow its tablet efforts in 2012 or even exit the emerging market completely, company founder Stan Shih stated that Acer would not be giving up on tablets just yet. He added that …

Acer founder: Android will beat Apple

October 14th, 2011

Acer founder Stan Shih thinks Apple’s days at the top are numbered, and Google’s Android operating system will be the victor in the industry’s heated mobile platform wars. In an interview with Chinese-language Taiwan newspaper United Daily News as reported by Taiwan Economic News, Shih stated that Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system by …

Acer founder says tablets like iPad are a fad

August 5th, 2011

Acer founder Stan Shih on Friday said that tablets like Apple’s iPad and ultrabooks like those in the works from numerous Intel partners — including Acer — are a “short-term phenomena.” Speaking with DigiTimes, Shih urged companies to continue focusing on notebook computers and innovative value-added products. Shih commended Apple for thinking outside the box …

Acer founder comments on former CEO’s move to Samsung

July 28th, 2011

On Tuesday, reports surfaced that Acer’s former chief executive officer Gianfranco Lanci has accepted a job at Samsung where he will lead the Korean company’s notebook business. Acer founder Stan Shih spoke with reporters during the ADOC 2.0 technology conference in Taipei on Wednesday and discussed the issue. While the move has yet to be …

Acer to focus on value, innovation instead of volume

April 8th, 2011

Acer appears to have taken company founder and former CEO Stan Shih’s recent advice quite seriously. Late last month following news that Acer had lowered its guidance for the first quarter of 2011, Shih said Acer needed to overhaul its business if it hoped to remain competitive. He also noted that Acer should focus on …

Acer CEO resigns as company hits rough patch

March 31st, 2011

It appears as though Acer founder Stan Shih will get his wish, as news of CEO Gianfranco Lanci’s resignation could mark the start of a much needed overhaul. Shih, who retired from the company in 2004, said on Tuesday that Acer is in need of an overhaul and a shift in focus from being a …

Acer founder says company needs an overhaul

March 30th, 2011

Acer founder Stan Shih on Tuesday said the company needs to overhaul its operations in order to stay competitive with the changing market. Shih’s comments, which were made at a National Culture and Arts Foundation event in Taiwan, were a response to news that Acer had lowered its first-quarter guidance. Acer said that declining demand …