Acer chairman JT Wang revealed his company is interested in strengthening its PC business through an acquisition. Acer is in talks with several PC vendors and is particularly interested in Japanese brands which have other core businesses beyond PC products.
Acer chairman JT Wang recently revealed that the company is currently thinking of a new acquisition to strengthen its PC business and is in talks with several vendors, in particular Japan-based brands which have other core businesses beyond PC products, for example Toshiba which has a strong consumer electronics division and is a front-runner in the storage space, although Wang did not specifically name any companies.
Since the acquisition of Gateway, eMachines and Packard Bell has already helped Acer to build its economies of scale and increase global market share, the new acquisition would instead focus on gaining technologies or marketing, Wang said.
Earlier this month ASUS named Toshiba a possible takeover target.