Acer

Acer Inc. (/ˈsər/ AY-sər; Chinese: 宏碁股份有限公司; pinyin: Hóngjī Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī, lit. Hongji Corporation Ltd.) is a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics corporation, specializing in advanced electronics technology, headquartered in Xizhi, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Acer’s products include desktop PCs, laptop PCs (clamshells, 2-in-1s, convertibles and Chromebooks), tablets, servers, storage devices, virtual reality devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.

Acer also sells gaming PCs and accessories under its Predator brand. In the early 2000s, implemented a new business model, shifting from a manufacturer to a designer, marketer and distributor of products, while performing production processes via contract manufacturers. In 2015, it was the sixth-largest personal computer vendor in the world. Currently, in addition to its core IT products business, also has a new business entity that focuses on the integration of cloud services and platforms, and the development of smartphones and wearable devices with value-added IoT applications.