Acer's rise in the PC world has been an impressive success story. But news today that its CEO and President Gianfranco Lanci resigned over strategic differences with his board clearly illustrates that its ascent has hit some major turbulence.
A quick recap of the Taiwanese company's more recent history: Acer, of course, came from nearly out of nowhere to be a leader in notebook PCs. And to demonstrate its newfound market power, in 2007 scooped up crippled American PC maker Gateway, then E-Machines and Packard Bell. The company triumphantly passed Dell as the No. 2 PC maker in … Read more