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The company today denies having any fear of globalization, which its former chief Gianfranco Lanci asserted in an interview earlier this week.
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.
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.
Company President Gianfranco Lanci moves into CEO role, and Chairman J.T. Wang takes over as Acer Group chief.
The second-largest PC maker will start selling several tablet models from $299 to $699 starting November 23.
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.
Acer's president says it expects to overtake Dell as the No. 2 PC maker, and challenge No. 1 HP too.
After rumors surfaced that Lenovo was considering acquiring Nokia, the PC maker made it clear that isn't the case.
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.
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?