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Encyclopedia > Acer (company)
Acer
Type Public (TSEC: 2353)
Founded 1976
Founder Stan Shih et al.
Headquarters Taipei, Taiwan
Industry Computer
Products Laptops, Desktop Computers, IT services
Revenue $11.1 billion USD (2006)
Net income $338 million USD (2006)
Employees 6,554 (2005)
Subsidiaries Acer Computer Australia, Acer India, Acer America Corporation
Website www.acer.com

Acer (LSE: ACID) (Traditional Chinese: 宏碁股份有限公司) is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. It owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taiwan, Acerland.[1] Acer's product lineup includes desktop and mobile PCs (laptops),as well as PDAs, servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business solutions for business, government, education, and home users. Image File history File links Acer_Logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TSEC) is a financial institution, located in Taiwan, Republic of China, located at 17 Po-Ai Road, Taipei, Taiwan. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the sequel to the computer game Entrepreneur, which has no article of its own, see The Corporate Machine. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Republic of China Region Northern Taiwan City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ... Computer industry is a collective term used to describe the whole range of businesses involved in developing computer software, designing computer hardware, the manufacture of computer components and the provision of information technology services. ... An ultraportable IBM X31 with 12 screen on an IBM T43 Thin & Light laptop with a 14 screen QWERTY keyboard on 2007 Sony Vaio laptop A laptop computer, or simply laptop (also notebook computer or notebook), is a small mobile computer, which usually weighs 2-18 pounds (1-6 kilograms... Desktop computer with several common peripherals (Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, microphone and a printer) A desktop computer is a computer made for use on a desk in an office or home and is distinguished from portable computers such as laptops or PDAs. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ... Acer Computer Australia Categories: Australia-related stubs ... Acer India is the Indian subsidiary of Acer. ... Acer (LSE: ACID) (Traditional Chinese: ) is a Taiwan-based company. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... This article is about the history, geography, and people of the island known as Taiwan. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Laptop with touchpad. ... Look up PDA in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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History

Multitech, which was founded by Stan Shih (施振榮), his wife Carolyn Yeh, and a group of five others in 1976, was renamed Acer in 1987. It began with eleven employees and $25,000 in capital. Initially, it was primarily a distributor of electronic parts and a consultant in the use of microprocessor technologies. The global headquarters is in Hsichih City, Taiwan. Stan Shih (施振榮) founded Acer, with his wife Carolyn Yeh and a group of five others, in 1976. ... Hsichih (汐止; Wade-Giles: Hsi-chih; Hanyu Pinyin: XìzhÄ­; Tongyong Pinyin: Sijhih) is a city in Taipei County, Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. ...


In 2000, Acer spun off its manufacturing operation (as Wistron Corporation) to focus itself on branding business. In deciding to support the sales of its product lines through specific marketing activities that best utilise distribution channels, Acer grew worldwide while its labour force contracted. In 2002, the pan Acer Group employed 39,000 people supporting dealers and distributors in more than 100 countries. Revenues reached US $12.9 billion that year. By 2005, Acer employed 7,800 people throughout the world while maintaining a global sales and service network. Revenues were US$4.9 billion in 2003[2] and US$11.31 billion in 2006. Acer's North American market share slipped over the past few years while the European market share has gone up.[3]


In Europe, Acer mounted a highly visible association with the Ferrari Formula 1 Team and the former F1 team, Prost Grand Prix in 2001. They offer a popular line of premium laptops and LCD monitors with Ferrari branding. It has recently broadened the scope of its relationship with Ferrari by announcing it will sponsor the Formula One team until 2008. Acer has recently introduced the Ferrari line of products to North America, and rolled out a Ferrari-branded line of PDA devices. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Prost Grand Prix was a Formula One racing team managed by former world champion Alain Prost. ... LCD redirects here. ... Ferrari Enzo. ... Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


Acer ranks as the world's No. 4 branded PC vendor recently surpassing Lenovo.[4] Lenovo Group Limited, formerly known as Legend Group Limited, is the largest personal computer manufacturer in the Peoples Republic of China, and as of 2004 is the eighth largest in the world. ...


On August 27, 2007, Acer announced plans to acquire U.S. based rival Gateway Inc. for US$710 million. J.T. Wang, the company's chairman, said in a statement that the acquisition "completes Acer's global footprint, by strengthening our U.S. presence." [3] Gateway, Inc. ...


During the IFA Consumer Electronics Fair 2007, the Blu-ray Disc Association announced that Acer had joined their ranks. Acer will be adding BD-ROM and BD-R drives to their laptop and desktop systems in their attempt to promote the format.[5] The IFA or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (International radio exhibition Berlin) is one of the oldest industrial exhibitions of Germany. ... A blank rewritable Blu-ray disc (a BD-RE) A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including high-definition video. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Operations

Australia

The Australian subsidiary of Acer is Acer Computer Australia (ACA). The subsidiary was established in 1990, and is currently Australia's third largest personal computer vendor, behind Hewlett-Packard Australia and Dell Australia and New Zealand.[6] Acer Computer Australia has Australia's highest overall market share in notebook PC and tablet PC sales. The company is also Australia's leading PC vendor in government and education markets. Acer Computer Australia has 480 employees as of 2006.[7] The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... Dell Inc. ...


India

Acer's subsidiary in India is Acer India, which apart from being top in the overall PC desktop and notebook market, is the leading vendor in key segments such as education. Its headquarters are in Bangalore, India. Acer India is the Indian subsidiary of Acer. ... Bangalore (ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು in Kannada) is the capital and largest city of the state of Karnataka in India. ...


Europe, Middle East and Africa

Acer is the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region leader in the notebook sector, holding 18% market share in Q1 2005. Confirming its leadership in the EMEA notebook market, in 2005 Acer ranked first in 13 countries: Italy, Spain, Austria, The Netherlands, Switzerland, The Czech Republic, Russia, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Europe was the company's biggest market in 2005.[8] Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain...


North America

Acer America Corporation, headquartered in San Jose, California, is a member of the Acer Group. Acer's R&D, engineering, manufacturing and marketing operations in the United States and Canada are handled by Acer America Corporation. In September 1990, Acer acquired Altos Computer Systems, one of the top manufacturers of multiuser and networked UNIX computer systems for commercial markets. In February 1997, Acer acquired Texas Instruments® Mobile Computing business, including the award-winning TravelMate and Extensa notebook lines, making Acer the fourth-leading notebook manufacturer in the United States. Acer America's Canadian office, in Mississauga, Ontario, handles sales and marketing, manufacturing, and customer service activities in Canada. Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®) is a computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ... Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), better known in the electronics industry (and popularly) as TI, is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, renowned for developing and commercializing semiconductor and computer technology. ...


Products

Acer Aspire 3680 Notebook
Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook
Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

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Motorsport

In 2001, Acer provided sponsorship to the Prost Grand Prix Formula One team, and the team's Ferrari engines were badged as Acers. Prost Grand Prix was a Formula One racing team managed by former world champion Alain Prost. ... Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Acer currently sponsors the Ferrari Formula 1 team. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


On March 19, 2007, Acer announced that they will sponsor the Factory Fiat Yamaha Team for the 2007 MotoGP World Championship season. is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Grand Prix motorcycle racing refers to the premier categories of motorcycle road racing. ...


See also

BenQ Corporation (IPA: ; Chinese: ) is a Taiwanese company specializing in the manufacturing of computing, communications, and consumer electronics devices. ... For other uses, see Ali (disambiguation). ... AOpen is a major electronics manufacturer that makes computers and parts for computers. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The following is an incomplete list of worldwide computer system manufacturers. ... The following is a list of companies based in Taiwan. ...

References

  1. ^ About Acer - Milestones. Acer. Retrieved on 2007-07-07.
  2. ^ Gianfranco Lanci is appointed President of Acer Inc., effective January 2005 (PDF). Acer (2004-09-01). Retrieved on 2007-04-27.
  3. ^ PC market surged in 2005, will settle in 2006. cnet (2006-01-18). Retrieved on 2007-07-07.
  4. ^ Laptop makers' latest marketing push. The National Post (2007-06-08). Retrieved on 2007-07-07.
  5. ^ Acer Joins BDA. Blu-ray.com (2007-08-30). Retrieved on 2007-09-02.
  6. ^ "Another Record Year in 2005 for the ANZ PC Market but IDC sees Change Ahead", IDC Australia press release, 2006-02-22.
  7. ^ "Acer provides wireless access to the bigger picture", Acer Computer Australia press release, 2006-02-10.
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