Acer to split in two
To avoid conflict between OEM and own brand business
Acer is split into two businesses - one to make and sell its own brand machines, the other to supply IBM, Dell and other customers on a made-to-order basis.
The split is to avoid conflict between the two parts of the company.
Acer Co-President Simon Lin will run the business selling products to other computer makers. Wang Cheng-tang, the company's second co-president, will manage Acer's own brand business.
The split will happen over the next two years. ®