Acer founder unfazed by PC shipment decline in 2014
Acer Inc. ( ) founder Stan Shih ( ) said Monday that he is not worried about a decline in PC shipments of the Taiwanese computer maker last year because the company is on track to turn its business around.
“I’m not worried about it. I believe we will hold steady on shipments,” Shih said on the sidelines of a press event to announce partnerships among three l ocal companies and his own foundation — Stan’s Foundation — to promote new business models for language markets.
“We have pursued volume in the past and suffered losses. Now we intend to strengthen our earnings and confidence first and look to business growth in the long term,” Shih said.
Although Acer will focus on several “competitive” product categories in the current stage, the company still hopes to expand its PC offerings in a bid to monetize from its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business in the future, he said.