PC Market Provider

Founded: Jan 1976

Taipei, Taiwan


The Acer Group is a family of four brands – Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell and eMachines. It ranks as the world’s third-largest company for total PC shipments, is No. 2 for notebooks, and has a global workforce of more than 6,000 employees. Revenues in 2008 reached US$16.65 billion.

The successful mergers of Gateway, Inc. (October 2007) and Packard Bell, Inc. (March 2008) by parent company, Acer, Inc., completes the group’s global footprint by further strengthening its presence in the U.S. and Europe.

Established in 1976 with US$25,000 in capital and 11 employees, Acer today focuses on marketing its brand-name IT products around the globe.

Acer’s PC-centric product offering includes mobile and desktop PCs, servers and storage, LCD monitors and high-definition TVs, projectors, and handheld/navigational devices. Sub-brands include the consumer-focused Aspire series, and commercial sector TravelMate, Veriton, and Altos series.