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Websiteacer-group.com/pu...
CategoryConsumer Electronics/Devices
Phone(408) 533-7700
Employees
Founded1976
DescriptionPC Market Provider

Offices

Acer Taiwan
8F, 88, Sec. 1
Hsin Tai Wu Rd.
Taipei, 221, TWN

People

Chairman & CEO
Corporate President

Acquisitions

Gateway, 10/2007 $710M

Investments

Fuhu 5/2009

Funding

TOTAL $151M
FUNDING TOTAL $151M
Private Equity, 3/2012
$151M

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Acer

The Acer Group is a family of four brands – Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell and eMachines. It ranks as the world’s third-largest company for total PC shipments, is No. 2 for notebooks, and has a global workforce of more than 6,000 employees. Revenues in 2008 reached US$16.65 billion.

The successful mergers of Gateway, Inc. (October 2007) and Packard Bell, Inc. (March 2008) by parent company, Acer, Inc., completes the group’s global footprint by further strengthening its presence in the U.S. and Europe.

Established in 1976 with US$25,000 in capital and 11 employees, Acer today focuses on marketing its brand-name IT products around the globe.

Acer’s PC-centric product offering includes mobile and desktop PCs, servers and storage, LCD monitors and high-definition TVs, projectors, and handheld/navigational devices. Sub-brands include the consumer-focused Aspire series, and commercial sector TravelMate, Veriton, and Altos series.

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Uploaded: 5/7/09

Sources

  1. Taiwan's Acer to buy Gateway for $710 million (marketwatch.com) [edit]
  2. Avatar Startup FUHU Raises $6.25 Million, Strikes Deal With Acer To Put Widgets In PCs (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
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