Acer’s boss has predicted further consolidation in the PC industry but says it has no immediate plans to acquire.
Gianfranco Lanci, CEO at Acer told MicroScope it was constantly looking at potential acquisitions and technology partnerships but had nothing on the horizon.
“You can talk about acquisitions or partnerships like a joint venture, I think today this is one of the major activities in the industry, all of the people are talking together,” he said.
“Most of them realise that without consolidation the pie is too small and there are too many players,” he added.
The Taiwanese firm has already accounted for the aggregation of companies in the PC market; it forked out for Gateway, Packard Bell and eMachines to develop a multi-brand strategy in the systems market.