Acer Inc.

Acer Inc. is a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics corporation specializing in advanced electronics technology, headquartered in Xizhi, New Taipei City. Its products include desktop PCs, laptop PCs (clamshells, 2-in-1s, convertibles and Chromebooks), tablets, servers, storage devices, virtual reality devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals, as well as gaming PCs and accessories under its Predator brand.

In the early 2000s, Acer implemented a new business model, shifting from a manufacturer to a designer, marketer and distributor of products, while performing production processes via contract manufacturers.

In 2015, Acer was the sixth-largest personal computer vendor in the world. Currently, in addition to its core IT products business, Acer also has a new business entity that focuses on the integration of cloud services and platforms, and the development of smartphones and wearable devices with value-added IoT applications.

Native name:                     宏碁股份有限公司

Formerly:                            Multitech (1976–1987)

Type:                                     Public

Traded as:                           TWSE: 2353, LSE: ACID

Industry:                              Computer hardware, Electronics

Founded:                            1 August 1976; 44 years ago

Founders:                           Stan Shih, Carolyn Yeh, George Huang

Headquarters:                   Xizhi, New Taipei, Taiwan

Area served:                      Worldwide

Products:                             Desktops, laptops, netbooks, servers, smartphones, tablet computers, storage, handhelds, monitors, televisions LED, LCD & Plasma, video projectors, e-business

Subsidiaries:                       Gateway, Inc. (now-defunct), Packard Bell, eMachines (now-defunct), Escom (now-defunct)


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