Acer Chairman J.T. Wang told Reuters that the second quarter will definitely be better than the first, but Wang is unsure how much better it will be. Wang also shared that his company aims to ship a million 10.1" netbook units every month by May:
"The waiting period for some components has also climbed to eight weeks from about six weeks previously, so things are not bad," Wang added, saying the longer wait applied to keyboards, printed circuit boards and some LCD screens.
Wang also said he expected to ship a million units of Acer's recently launched 10.1-inch low-cost netbook PC every month by May, in line with its previous forecast of shipping about 12-15 million netbook PCs in 2009.