Acer Inc.

Acer Inc. (/ˈsər/ AY-sər) 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. Acer is the world's 6th-largest PC vendor by unit sales as of January 2021.[3]

Acer Inc.
Native name
Hóngqí Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī
FormerlyMultitech (1976–1987)
TWSE: 2353
Founded1 August 1976; 46 years ago (1976-08-01)
FoundersStan Shih
Carolyn Yeh
George Huang
Area served
Key people
Revenue NT$277.1 billion[1] (2020)
NT$8.9 billion[1] (2020)
NT$6.1 billion[1] (2020)
Total assets NT$183.9 billion[1] (2020)
Total equity NT$61.9 billion[1] (2020)
Number of employees
7,500[1] (2020)
SubsidiariesGateway, Inc.
Packard Bell
eMachines (now-defunct)
Escom (now-defunct)
Footnotes / references
Acer Inc.
Traditional Chinese股份有限公司
Simplified Chinese股份有限公司
Literal meaningHongqi Corporation Ltd.

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.[4] 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.[5]

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