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  • Last update: Monday 10 April 2017 [1413 news items]

Taiwan should build smart cities to drive new value-added services, says Acer founder

Nov 3, 11:21

Stan Shih, founder of Acer, has urged the Taiwan government to establish a virtual cross-industry national team to build up service-oriented smart cities through which local companies...

Taiwan market: Acer unveils Swift-series ultra-thin notebooks

Nov 2, 14:45

Acer on November 1 unveiled four Swift-series ultra-thin notebooks for launch in the Taiwan market, with the 14-inch Swift 1 for sale at a recommended retail price of NT$18,900 (US$598),...

Acer eyes China education market with BYOC applications; and tablets for seniors

Nov 2, 11:59

Commenting on Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business, the business's general manager Maverick Shih pointed out that its CloudProfessor will be expanded to education units in...

Acer, Asustek adjusting notebook strategies for 2017

Oct 28, 11:15

Acer and Asustek Computer will adjust their strategies for marketing notebooks in 2017, with Acer to decrease shipments of entry-level models and focus on gaming, 2-in-1 and slim...

Acer pushing new projects, says CEO

Oct 27, 12:00

Acer has started several new initiatives and will make announcements about these projects in the next couple of weeks, company CEO Jason Chen revealed at a recent press event.

Acer CEO Jason Chen

Acer new Swift 7 ultra-thin to enter into Taiwan market in November, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 18, 15:30

Acer's new Swift 7 ultra-thin notebook has recently been released in the US, selling for US$1,099 and will make its arrival to Taiwan on November 1, according to a Chinese-language...

Acer focuses LCD monitor marketing on curved-surface gaming models

Oct 12, 14:42

While global demand for LCD monitors is falling, Acer has scored points in marketing curved-surface gaming models and will expand the product line to hike average selling price, according...

Acer reports on-month growth for September revenues

Stockwatch - Oct 11, 16:20

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.53 billion (US$713.18 million) for September 2016, representing a 18.75% increase on month and 23.48% drop on year.

Acer to release VR backpack for 2017, targeting B2B market

Sep 21, 11:48

Acer is planning to launch a virtual reality (VR) backpack for 2017, but instead of the consumer sector, the product will mainly focus on the business to business (B2B) market. The...

Jerry Kao,IT products business division general manager at Acer

Acer pushing 4 major product lines for notebook market, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 19, 15:38

Acer has re-organized its consumer notebook product lines adding two new series: Swift and Spin, in addition to its existing Aspire and Switch series. With the four major product...

Weblink will not see major strategy changes in next 3-6 months, says Acer Taiwan head

Sep 14, 15:54

Commenting on brand partners' concerns over his succession as the head of Acer Taiwan at a distributor conference on August 13, new general manager Lin Chia-chang said that Weblink...

Lin Chia-chang, Acer Taiwan new general manager

Focusing on silicon technologies will be the future road for Taiwan, says Stan Shih

Sep 13, 14:06

Commenting on Taiwan IT industry's next step, Acer co-founder Stan Shih at a forum hosted by Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on September 12, said the country...

Stan Shih, Acer co-founder

Acer Taiwan general manager appointment raises concern among IT vendors

Sep 12, 16:01

Acer has appointed Lin Chia-chang, general manager of its subsidiary Weblink International, as general manager of Acer Taiwan and Lin will also continue to head Weblink. However,...

Acer sees August revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:45

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.974 billion (US$604.33 million) for August 2016, representing a 10.96% increase on month and 9.64% drop on year.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset makers to post decreased shipments in 4Q16

Sep 7, 12:13

Shipments of handsets, mostly smartphone models, by Taiwan-based handset makers are expected to peak at 14.49 million units in the third quarter of 2016 before sliding to 13.47 million...

Acer unveils cycling computer

Sep 6, 12:17

Acer subsidiary Xplova has launched a cycling computer for live streaming users' activities and in addition to cycling, the device is expected to further expand to support other activities...

Xplova X5 smartwatch

Acer Asia Pacific eyes enterprise business opportunity

Sep 5, 22:06

Acer Asia Pacific is gradually shifting its business focus from the consumer sector to the enterprise and currently, enterprise-related businesses contribute 40% to Acer Asia Pacific's...

Acer begins shipping StarVR devices

Sep 1, 15:14

Acer has begun small volume shipments of its first head-mounted display (HMD) VR device, the StarVR, and will ramp up shipments in 2017, according to company CEO Jason Chen. Acer...

Acer StarVR HMD device

IFA 2016: Acer unveils VR devices and new notebooks

Sep 1, 12:33

Acer has unveiled a number of new products, including ultrathin notebooks, Chromebooks, VR devices, 2-in-1 models, tablets and smartphones, at a product presentation prior to the...

Acer new gaming notebook the Predator 21X

Acer invests in 2 startups to expand cloud-based service business

Aug 31, 14:21

Acer has made investments in two startups as it strives to continue expanding its cloud service business.

Weak tablet demand prompting vendors to leave segment

Aug 30, 14:02

With tablet demand continuing to weaken, Taiwan-based vendors have taken a conservative attitude about their tablet operation. Asustek Computer and Acer have turned to focus more...

Acer, Asustek to release 18-inch and larger gaming notebooks

Aug 30, 11:18

Asustek Computer and Acer are planning to launch gaming notebooks with 18-inch and above displays. Asustek is currently developing an 18-inch gaming notebook, while Acer is looking...

More notebook vendors adopt on-board memory for Apollo Lake-based models

Aug 24, 15:36

Notebook vendors have mostly adopted on-board memory designs in place of DIMMs to make their Intel Apollo Lake-based notebooks as slim as possible, according to sources from Taiwan's...

Taiwan market: Acer, CHT jointly launch smart mobile office solutions

Aug 24, 12:17

Acer Communications and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) have jointly launched smart mobile office solutions for the Taiwan market. The smart mobile office solutions are based on Acer's abPBX...

Acer, Asustek, Samsung preparing to showcase new wearables at IFA 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 23, 11:43

IT brand vendors including Acer, Asustek Computer and Samsung Electronics are ready to showcase their latest smartwatches and smart bracelet at the IFA 2016 consumer electronics show...

Acer smartphone chief to leave, likely to head Qualcomm Taiwan

Aug 15, 10:39

Acer has announced that ST Liew, co-president of Acer's BYOC Smart Products Business unit, will leave the company. The announcement follows local media reports indicating that Liew...

Acer smartphone business chief ST Liew

Acer CEO to become chairman in 2017

Aug 3, 15:03

Acer plans to have CEO Jason Chen succeed current chairman George Huang to take over chairmanship while maintaining the position of CEO in 2017, according to company co-founder Stan...

Asustek to raise UK PC prices by 9% in October

Jul 21, 12:22

With the depreciation of the British pound because of the Brexit vote, Asustek has decided to raise prices in the UK by 9% in October, while Acer still has not yet reached a final...

Former Acer executive to helm optical fiber sensor startup

Jul 19, 16:43

Former Acer Taiwan's president Towny Huang has recently joined Internet of Things (IoT) startup Citpo Technologies and become the chairman of the firm.

Acer, Asustek see small impact from Turkey coup, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 19, 15:57

The recent attempted coup in Turkey is expected to only have a small effect on the operations of Acer and Asustek Computer in the country. However, since the Turkish lira suffered...

Acer, Asustek consider raising PC prices in the UK, says report

Newswatch - Jul 15, 16:12

With Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) both having decided to raise their PC prices in the UK by 10% beginning August, Acer and Asustek Computer are also considering following suit and...

Taiwan market: Acer aims to hike market share for desktops, notebooks

Jul 15, 11:51

While demand for desktops and notebooks in the Taiwan market in 2016 is expected to decrease on year, Acer aims to increase its market share in the second half, according to Samuel...

Acer sees over 40% on-month revenue growth in June

Stockwatch - Jul 12, 19:34

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$24.77 billion (US$767.9 million) for June 2016, representing a 42.92% increase on month but 6.78% drop on year.

Acer, Asustek see stable operations in Venezuela, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 12, 16:12

Commenting on Elitegroup Computer Systems' (ECS) uncollected payments from the government in Venezuela for its Classmate PCs and Education Tablets, Acer and Asustek both say they...

Acer expects no exchange losses in 2Q16 despite dropping EUR and GBP

Jul 7, 13:52

Commenting on a market rumor that PC brand vendors are planning to raise their PC prices in Europe in response to recent fierce depreciation in the euro and British pound, Acer chairman...

George Huang, Acer chairman
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  • Acer+Air+Monitor

    Acer Air Monitor

    Acer has recently announced its new air monitor designed to help people keep tabs on indoor air quality. The Acer Air Monitor allows real-time monitoring of key air quality indicators...

    Photo: Company, Mar 3.

  • Xplova+X5+smartwatch

    Xplova X5 smartwatch

    Acer's smartwatch subsidiary Xplova has launched a smartwatch for live streaming users' bicycle activities. The device is expected to further expand to support other activities such...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

  • Acer+TravelMate+X349+

    Acer TravelMate X349

    Acer has announced its new TravelMate X3 commercial notebook series designed for small and medium businesses, and professionals. First in the series, the 14-inch TravelMate X349,...

    Photo: Company, Jul 25.

  • Vibrant+Corning+Gorilla+glass

    Vibrant Corning Gorilla glass

    Corning has announced that its latest cover glass enhancements, Vibrant Gorilla glass, is featured on Acer's new Chromebook 14 for Work notebook, which has just been unveiled in New...

    Photo: Company, Apr 22.

  • Acer+Chromebook+14

    Acer Chromebook 14

    Acer has released its Chromebook 14 with a battery life of up to 14 hours. The device is equipped with a 14-inch display and an all-aluminum chassis. The Acer Chromebook 14 is the...

    Photo: Company, Apr 7.

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