ECS acquired Tatung's desktop division and second-tier notebook maker Uniwill Computer in 2006. The company's goal for 2007 is the integration of its upstream and downstream businesses, and to complete the integration of the company's three major business divisions. Therefore there is no need for the company to acquire Shuttle, pointed out sources at ECS.
On the other hand, Acer in previous reports has indicated that its acquisition target is not located in the US, is a small company, and may not be a pure notebook maker. As Shuttle fits all these terms, plus the fact that Acer has said it plans to to switch to SFF-based (small form factor-based) PCs for the majority of its desktop line in 2007, market sources believe that Acer is targeting to acquire Shuttle.