Acer splits business into two groups

Acer to cut jobs
IT major Acer has divided the business into two groups — Core Business and New Business — and announced new heads.

The Core Business consists of the IT Products Business including notebooks, desktops and tablet PCs, and its R&D the digital display and server products businesses; and corporate business planning operations.

The New Business consists of BYOC and Smart Products Business including Acer’s BYOC cloud services, smartphones and wearable devices; the value lab, and e-business.

Core Business – for IT product development

Jerry Kao, president, will head IT Products Business for notebooks, desktops and tablet PCs, and its R&D.

Victor Chien, president, will head Digital Display Business including monitors and projectors.

Evis Lin, general manager, will head Server Products Business.

Tiffany Huang, president, will be responsible for Corporate Business Planning and Operations.

New Business will include the integration of cloud services and platforms, and the development of smartphones and wearable devices with value-added IoT applications.

Ben Wan, president, will head eBusiness Business.

Maverick Shih and ST Liew, presidents, will jointly head BYOC and Smart Products Business.

RC Chang, chief technology officer, will head Value Lab for the vertical and horizontal integration of technology for new businesses.

Acer will set up an investment holding company to manage the operation and investment of new businesses.

Acer will appoint Andrew Hou, general manager of the Stationary Computing Business Unit, to lead the Pan Asia Pacific operations.

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