Unwired View reports about rumors that Acer and ASUS may be thinking about a merger. So far there's no evidence about any talks going on, but both Acer founder Stan Shih and ASUS chairman Johnny Shih recently said that they're open to a possible merger.
Asus Chairman Johnny Shih yesterday responded to a question about a possible merger by saying that while the industry is in a transition period, people should keep “an open mind” about such things.
In the past, Shih loved to talk about organic growth for his company, but now he’s had an intriguing change of attitude. With his company’s main business, the motherboard sales, going down from year to year, Asus has been obviously focusing more and more on mobile products in recent times. Up until now, the company’s had more high-end offerings than lower-end ones, but that could change in the future.