Acer sends out another sales warning

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 20 2011 @ 00:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hexus reports Acer has promoted Jim Wong to the role as president, and that the company has send out another sales warning.
Acer's sense of urgency in both dropping Lanci and appointing his replacement can be explained by is haemorrhaging sales, which have fallen way short of expectations for the past two quarters. That situation just got worse, with the announcement today that Acer expects Q2 sales to fall a further ten percent from a weak Q1, having forecast they would be sequentially flat less than a month ago.

Wong had previously been VP of the IT products group, which covers PCs. While he clearly hasn't been blamed for this sales slump, his former role has been given to Campbell Kan, who used to head up the smart handheld business unit.


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