Acer founder Stan Shih told reporters that his company will need to prepare for potential growth decline, as he believes that Taiwan's quick-growing manufacturing industry will sooner or later face a growth decline. Shih pointed out that Acer experienced "ten golden years" and highlighted the need to push into the software and service industry, on top of the firm's hardware base:
Shih pointed out that Acer has already experienced a "golden 10 years" since it spun-off of Wistron, and the company will need to strength its ability over software and services, on top of its already-established hardware base and consider new ways to attract consumers. To count on only hardware products will eventually lead the company into a bottleneck.
Shih believes that Apple's software platform is a successful example, but Acer should have its own strategy for this kind of business model and he believes that Acer's operating team already has some good ideas.