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Acer slams ex-CEO's account of ousting

The company today denies having any fear of globalization, which its former chief Gianfranco Lanci asserted in an interview earlier this week.

By May 11, 2011


Ex-Acer CEO speaks out on rift with board

In interview with AllThingsD, Gianfranco Lanci says his former employers worried about the "de-Taiwanization" of the company when he tried to make the company more global.

By May 9, 2011


Acer CEO resigns over stance on future

CEO Gianfranco Lanci steps down over a disagreement with the company's board about future direction, Acer says. That dispute appears related the company's role in the mobile market.

By March 31, 2011


Acer promotes top execs

Company President Gianfranco Lanci moves into CEO role, and Chairman J.T. Wang takes over as Acer Group chief.

By June 13, 2008


Acer to launch tablet at $299

The second-largest PC maker will start selling several tablet models from $299 to $699 starting November 23.

By October 27, 2010


Details are few on Acer's Android tablet

Acer shows a prototype device but doesn't say much other than that it will run Android and be ready by the end of the year.

By May 27, 2010


Acer: We'll pass Dell 'very soon'

Acer's president says it expects to overtake Dell as the No. 2 PC maker, and challenge No. 1 HP too.

By October 14, 2009


Buy Nokia? Surely you jest, Lenovo exec says

After rumors surfaced that Lenovo was considering acquiring Nokia, the PC maker made it clear that isn't the case.

By August 1, 2012


No time for Acer to be 'cautious' about mobile

In accepting CEO Gianfranco Lanci's resignation amid disagreements, Acer board reveals plan to stick with the PC business and proceed "cautiously" with mobile. That doesn't seem a viable option in this market.

By March 31, 2011


Oracle-Sun versus commodity hardware

Can Oracle-Sun be successful in an age of "good enough" hardware? Or will the company pull the ripcord on the hardware business in the near future?

By January 31, 2010