Acer Appoints Jason Chen as Corporate President and CEO Effective January 1st
Acer announces the appointment of Jason Chen as Corporate President and CEO from January 1st next year. Taking the important role of leading Acer through its corporate transformation, Chen is currently the senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). The resolution was approved by Acer’s board of directors today.
Acer Announces “Build Your Own Cloud” and the Transition to a Hardware Plus Software and Services Company
Acer today signaled a significant change in the approach the company will be taking to the ICT Industry. The new vision will enable Acer customers to seamlessly integrate their PC and mobile devices for accessing data — anytime, anywhere — through Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC™). Acer will also enhance its own designed apps for BYOC to improve the customer experience. This vision sets a new milestone for Acer to transform from a hardware company into a “hardware + software + services” player as it prepares to embrace new opportunities in the era of cloud technology.
Acer Sells 300,000 Smartphones in Thailand through Partnership with Telecom Operator - A further 500,000 units expected to be sold in 2014
Acer has partnered with Advanced Info Service (AIS), Thailand’s largest mobile operator, to offer the Acer Liquid Z3 smartphone with AIS’ 3G Super Combo package at over 950 AIS dealers and 7,000 branches of 7-eleven stores nationwide. 300,000 units have been sold since August.
Acer’s Board Elects Stan Shih as New Chairman and Interim Corporate President as J.T. Wang and Jim Wong Step Down
Acer announces that its Board of Directors has elected the company founder, Stan Shih, as Chairman and interim Corporate President with immediate effect. Shih shall serve as Acer’s Chairman until the end of his term on the Board. Chairman & CEO J.T. Wang and Corporate President Jim Wong have both stepped down in light of the company’s recent performance. The Company will hand over the Corporate Presidency to the appropriate candidate as soon as possible.
Acer Launches ‘A Touch More’ Global Campaign to Highlight Progressive Design Features Across Growing Touch Product Range
Acer is preparing to launch a comprehensive global marketing campaign “A Touch More” to highlight its product range and innovations. This new campaign is designed to re-energize Acer’s premium brand positioning through above and below-the-line activities, including public relations, social media marketing, in-store and out-of-home advertising.
Acer Named as CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree for Two Innovative Products
Acer today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook and Acer Aspire R7 notebook. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
Acer Collaborates with Taiwan National Cheng Kung University for High Performance Computing
Always a supporter of research and the education market, Acer is proud to jointly announce with Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) a revolutionary system design for high performance computing. Making user of Acer's Altos R380 F2 with two Intel Xeon Phi cards per node, this new architecture uses a daisy-chain design and intelligent networking to do away with the need for expensive switching technology. In so doing, this architecture eliminates the bottlenecks which are often associated with fat tree, switch-based topologies, and can help some of the costs associated with parallel computing.
Acer Chairman and CEO J.T. Wang Tenders Resignation; Corporate President Jim Wong to Succeed as CEO - Wang to remain in chairmanship to fulfill tenure as Acer begins a comprehensive restructuring and transformation
Acer announces that the resignation of J.T. Wang, Chairman and CEO, has been approved by its board of directors. Wang shall remain in chairmanship until the end of his tenure next June. The Board and The Search Committee also agreed that Corporate President Jim Wong will succeed Wang as the new CEO from January 1, 2014. A comprehensive restructuring plan has been formulated by the Acer management team, and without delay, the Board will commence with its corporate transformation.
Acer’s financial results for Q3 2013, approved by its Board of Directors, are: Consolidated Revenue of NT$92.15B (US$3.11B), up 3.1% quarter-over-quarter and down 11.8% year-over-year; an Operating Loss of NT$2.57B (US$86.61M). In addition, due to a non-cash related intangible asset impairment of NT$9.94B (US$335.12M), profit after tax was NT$-13.12B (US$-442.19M), and earnings per share was NT$-4.82.
Acer Iconia W4 Tablet features a Vibrant, Sharp 8-inch Display and Windows 8.1 for both Work and Play on the Go
Acer today debuted the new 8-inch Iconia W4 tablet that features IPS and Zero Air Gap technologies providing a sharp display with enhanced clarity and brightness. In addition, the Iconia W4 is also equipped with Windows 8.1 and the 4th Generation Intel® Atom™ processor, offering faster tablet performance as well as battery life up to 10 hours for web browsing and up to 8 hours for video playback
Acer Liquid Z3 Smartphone Honored with Good Design Award 2013 - With all-essential features and colorful options
Acer announces that the Liquid Z3, a 3.5-inch compact-size Android smartphone built with essential communication features, has been honored with the Good Design Award, further consolidating Acer’s position as an innovator in product design. Organized by Japan Institute of Design Promotion, the Good Design Award honors distinctive designs to encourage sound industrial development and aims to enrich society through design.
Acer Altos Servers and Veriton Workstations Support New Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 Series Processors
Acer announces the support for the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processor across its line of high performance Altos servers and Veriton Workstations starting September 2013. With up to 50% more cores per processor, lower thermal design power (TDP), and improved clock speeds, the new line of Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processors offers extraordinary performance for companies and researchers alike.
Acer Showcases New 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android Tablet; Liquid S2 Smartphone with 4K Recording; and Touch & Type Devices at IFA 2013
Acer will unveil at IFA 2013 the new 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android-based tablet with an enhanced cinematic experience; the new Liquid S2 smartphone, Acer’s first smartphone with 4K recording; and the refreshed Ezel™ hinged Aspire R7 notebook with new touch apps and the new Acer Active Pen for more precise touch control.
Acer Helps Thailand’s Rangsit University Build Education Cloud
Acer Smart Cloud Builder has been chosen by Thailand’s Rangsit University to host its administration and research applications. With this private cloud, the institution expects to further enhance operational and academic efficiency, minimize the resources needed, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The solution also provides the flexibility to scale up for future expansion needs. Acer’s cloud builder solution is already installed and is fully functioning at Rangsit University.
Acer 1H’13 Results: Consolidated Revenue NT$181.35B (US$6.02B), Operating Loss NT$585M (US$19.4M), PAT NT$171M (US$5.68M), EPS NT$0.06
Acer’s financial results for 1H 2013, approved by its board of directors, are: consolidated revenue of NT$181.35B (US$6.02B), down 18.9% on year; operating loss of NT$585M (US$19.4M); PAT of NT$171M (US$5.68M); and earnings per share of NT$0.06.
Introducing the ‘Acer Promise’ for SMBs - Part of Continued Investment in Commercial Business Segment and Superior Product Quality
Acer today announces ‘Acer Promise’(1) a new program targeted especially at Small/Medium Businesses/SoHo covering its TravelMate commercial notebook range. Customers purchasing a qualifying Acer TravelMate commercial notebook between August 1 – October 31, 2013 are eligible to claim a 50% refund if the product fails and needs repair under warranty within the first year.
Acer Liquid Z3 Packs Smartphone Experience into Powerful Small Package
Following the success of the Liquid E1, E2, S1 and Z2, Acer today unveiled the Liquid Z3 smartphone for anyone who wants a smartphone that packs the features they need without the extra size they don’t. This is the latest addition to the lineup and the fifth smartphone Acer launched since the beginning of the year, further strengthening the company commitment to the smartphone market.
Acer Partners with Intel® Education Software to Deliver 21st Century School Solutions
Acer is bringing to market notebooks and tablets outfitted with Intel® Education Software (IES). Acer will offer IES on the TravelMate B113 notebook and the Iconia W510/W510P tablet with plans to expand the offering to the full line of products targeted at the education market.
Acer to Offer Only One Exclusive Aspire R7 “Star Trek Into Darkness” Limited Edition Notebook to Fans Worldwide in Charity Auction
Boldly going where no one has gone before, Acer and Paramount Pictures have partnered in the creation of an Aspire R7 Limited Edition notebook to celebrate the release of the film, “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Acer created only 25 units of the revolutionary R7 touch-enabled Limited Edition notebook and none have been available for purchase. The companies are now offering just one of these unique products on eBay as part of an exciting auction package to benefit two worthy charitable organizations.
Acer Captures Five Design & Innovation Awards from iF Design and Computex Taipei
Acer has won five prestigious Computex Taipei Design & Innovation (d&i) awards this year. The revolutionary Aspire R7 notebook with Ezel™ hinge, new Aspire S7 Ultrabook™, T2 and H6 monitors, and Orbe cloud storage device impressed the judges with their outstanding features and designs.
Acer Aspire R7 Notebook and B6 Monitor Win Best Choice Awards at Computex 2013. B6, made with post-consumer recycled plastic, wins Green ICT award
Acer announces that the Aspire R7 notebook and B6 Series monitors have been selected to receive Best Choice awards at this year’s Computex Taipei. The Aspire R7, Acer's revolutionary notebook, competed in the Computer & System category, while the B6 monitors, made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, stood out in the Green ICT award category.
The Revolutionary Acer Aspire R7 Notebook Garners Red Dot and Computex d&i Design Awards
The new Acer Aspire R7 notebook that redefines the touch and type computing experience has captured two prestigious awards for outstanding design – the 2013 Red Dot and Computex d&i. In both instances the R7 was evaluated by a jury comprised of international design experts that bestowed the notebook with their seal of approval.
Acer Inc. Q1 2013 Financial Results: Consolidated Revenue NT$91.97B (US$3.08B), Operating Income NT$29M (US$0.97M), PAT NT$515M (US$17.24M), EPS NT$0.19
Acer Inc. announces the financial results of Q1 2013, with the consolidated revenue of NT$91.97B (US$3.08B), operating income of NT$29M (US$0.97M), profit after tax (PAT) of NT$515M (US$17.24M), and earnings per share (EPS) at NT$0.19.
Acer Defines Touch and Type Experience with New Aspire R7
Designed to create the best touch and type experience, the R7 features a repositioned keyboard and a high-definition touchscreen mounted on a revolutionary “Ezel Hinge” that allows it to flip, reverse, lie flat or float
Acer Delivers Full Featured One-Handed Tablet for Everyone with Iconia A1 Tablet
• Sleek design, slim size makes it perfect for one-handed use
• Quad-core processors for faster media performance
• Vibrant visuals on 7.9-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology and 5MP camera
• Great all-day companion with 7-hour battery life(1) ideal for modern day explorers, adventurers, digital freaks and busy mobile executives
Acer T2 Series Touch Monitors Win the Red Dot Award for Design Excellence
Acer’s T2 series touch LED monitors have been awarded with the Red Dot, one of the world’s most sought-after quality marks for excellence in product design. The award is presented annually in the international competition by a jury of 37 design experts for the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen of Germany. Design guru Jimmy Choo joined as a member of the jury for the first time in this year’s competition, which received 4,662 entries in 19 categories. The T2 was selected in the “computers and information technology” category.
Acer 2012 Preliminary Financial Results: Consolidated Revenue NT$429.5B (US$14.7B), Operating Income NT$1.03B (US$35.2M), PAT -NT$2.91B (-US$100M), EPS -NT$1.07
Acer Inc. announces the 2012 preliminary financial results, with the consolidated revenue of NT$429.5B (US$14.7B), down 9.6% YOY, and operating income of NT$1.03B (US$35.2M). Due to the recognition of intangible assets impairment of NT$3.5B (US$120M), profits after tax (PAT) resulted in losses of -NT$2.91B (-US$100M), and earnings per share (EPS) was -NT$1.07.
Acer Expands Commercial Offering with New Veriton P Workstation and Altos Server - More options for professional computing and rendering
Acer announces its entry to the professional workstation market with the Veriton P series and new Altos servers thereby expanding its commercial offering. Emphasizing flexibility for various customer needs, the new workstations and servers support a wide range of computing configurations and feature the Intel® Xeon® E3 and E5 processors, ECC memory, RAID support, and backup components to maximize the performance and run time.
Acer Presents New Smartphone Lineup at Mobile World Congress
Acer will be showcasing its family of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Target users range from first-time smartphone buyers looking for intuitive simplicity, to tech-savvy customers in need of feature-rich multimedia and communication experiences. Acer's smartphones complement the company's other mobile products, which include tablets and notebooks, and the new lineup reinforces the company’s commitment to the smartphone market.
Acer Extends AcerCloud to Top Three Operating Systems, Making it Easy to Share Files and Media among Windows, iOS and Android Devices
Acer today announced cross-platform support for AcerCloud, the company’s file sharing and media management solution, free to Acer customers. Consumers can now share, retrieve and enjoy their multimedia and data files using a variety of computing devices, regardless of which operating system they are running – Windows, Android or iOS.