Acer or ECS to acquire Shuttle?

Posted on Friday, Jun 22 2007 @ 02:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Rumours of acquisitions are daily news and one of the new whispers today is that Acer and ECS are both trying to acquire small form factor PC maker Shuttle.

DigiTimes reports:
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.

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