Thursday, April 30, 2009

Looking more into Acer

Heres some more history of Acer I've found out today...

It was originally named Multitech, founded by Stan Shih, his wife Carolyn Yeh, and a group of five others in 1976. Multitech was eventually renamed Acer in 1987. It began with eleven employees . It was a distributor of electronic parts and a consultant in the use of microprocessor technologies, but it began to grow as a PC manufacturer. The main headquarters is in Hsinchu City, Taiwan.

In 2000, Acer spun off its manufacturing operation as Wistron Corporation, to focus itself on branding business. In deciding to support the sales through specific marketing activities, Acer grew worldwide.
In 2002, the pan Acer Group employed 39,000 people supporting dealers and distributors in more than 100 countries.
By 2005, Acer employed 7,800 people throughout the world while maintaining a global sales and service network.

In Europe, Acer mounted an association with the Ferrari Formula 1 Team. They were associated with Prost Grand Prix in 2001 and the BAR-Honda team in 2002. Their sponsorship of Prost resulted in buying the naming rights to the engine. Throughout the 2001 season the team were referred to as Prost-Acer. After Prost folded, Acer sponsored the BAR team. Acer then began to offer premium laptops and LCD monitors with Ferrari branding. It broadened its relationship with Ferrari by announcing it will sponsor the Formula 1 team until 2008. Acer recently introduced the Ferrari line of products to North America, and rolled out a Ferrari-branded line of PDA devices.

So Acer ranks as the world's No. 3 branded PC vendor behind the Hewlett Packard Company and Dell Inc, recently claiming the No.3 rank from Lenovo.

In September 2008, Acer surpassed HP and Dell over worldwide notebook shipment becoming No.1 in the world.

Is that enough evidence for you? Here's more info...Did you know that Acer has products such as..Desktops, Laptops, Netbooks, Servers, IT Services, Handhelds, Monitors, LCD TV, Video Projectors and even Digital Cameras? Cool huh?..

Here's the founder, 2nd from the left, Stan Shih, greeting Frank Hsieh, a presidential candidate from DPP before their meeting.

And this is their current Chairman J.T. Wang... So thats all the info I got for today...quite unexpectedly interesting...

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