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Acer’s Everywhere. How Did That Happen?

Jun 29, 2009, 14:34 (2 Talkback[s])

""That is a big achievement, and they have beaten the odds," says Roger L. Kay, a PC industry analyst and president of Endpoint Technologies Associates, a consultancy. "Acer is a real comer."

"And so is Taiwan.

"Giants like Foxconn and Quanta have turned this island into a manufacturing hub, producing most of the music players, video game consoles, cellphones and computers bought by consumers and businesses. But the companies that sell these products — H.P., Dell, Apple and others — have put immense pressure on these manufacturers to keep prices low.

"So business leaders and the Taiwanese government are urging local companies to think bigger. As a result, many have set out to become household names around the world, to nurture their software businesses and to own more key intellectual property in fast-growing parts of the technology industry."

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