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Lenovo: 'Us, buy Nokia? Surely you jest'

Lenovo's EMEA chief Gianfranco Lanci has laughed off suggestions that the Chinese computer giant would buy out flailing phone-maker Nokia, dismissing the idea as a "joke". When asked about rumours that Lenovo was considering swooping on the troubled phone-makers, whose value has plunged in the past two years, Lanci told …
Anna Leach, 1 Aug 2012
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Former Acer CEO Lanci trousered £27m after PC-mountain cockup

Acer's former CEO pocketed a tidy pay-off worth NT$1.28bn (£27.2m) after exiting the Taiwanese PC giant last year, the vendor has revealed. Lanci left the firm in March 2011 following a boardroom bust-up over the future direction of the company and carried the can over a calamitous inventory cock-up that forced Acer to write …
Paul Kunert, 21 Jun 2012
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Acer sues ex-boss Lanci for shacking up with Lenovo

Update Acer has sued former president and CEO Gianfranco Lanci amid claims that he breached a non-compete clause by joining rival Lenovo. The lawsuit was lodged in a Milanese court today, according to a notification Acer made to the Taiwan Stock Exchange. The PC giant will seek to ascertain whether Lanci violated the "non-compete …
Paul Kunert, 7 Feb 2012
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Ex-Acer chief grasps reins of Lenovo's EMEA biz

Gianfranco Lanci, who quit Acer after a series of boardroom wrangles nine months ago, has been picked up by rival computer company Lenovo to head up their operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Lanci, CEO of Acer until March last year, has just been appointed head of Lenovo's EMEA PC division as the Chinese giant …
Anna Leach, 11 Jan 2012
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Lanci's Lenovo move 'negative' for Acer – Morgan Stanley

Lenovo's appointment of PC industry big hitter Gianfranco Lanci will heap further pressure on his former employer Acer, according to Morgan Stanley. Lanci – who left the Taiwanese notebook giant Acer in March after a board-level disagreement over strategic direction – moved to Lenovo to consult on its consumer biz at the end …
Paul Kunert, 19 Sep 2011
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Former Acer CEO heads to Lenovo as a consultant

Former Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci is joining Lenovo as a consultant to help steer the firm's consumer biz worldwide, particularly the integration of recently-acquired German PC maker Medion. The exec left Acer in March following a disagreement over future direction of the troubled Taiwanese PC maker and has been on a six-month …
Paul Kunert, 16 Sep 2011
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Departing Acer chief Lanci will not go to Samsung

Talk of former Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci joining Samsung to head up its channel business or notebook biz is wide of the mark, The Register understands. Rumours emanating from the Far East over the weekend place Lanci at the Korean giant from next month, but the speculation will amount to nothing, say European sources familiar …
Paul Kunert, 26 Jul 2011
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Bischoff's bargain-basement breakout battle at Acer

Troubled Taiwanese PC maker Acer has enlisted the services of former HP and Fujitsu Siemens exec Bernd Bischoff to advise on a "ground-up restructure" of its EMEA professional business. The consultancy role was confirmed to senior staff by president Walter Deppeler as Acer, wrestling with excess kit woes and weakened demand in …
Paul Kunert, 13 Jul 2011
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Acer writes off $150m as audit finds 'abnormalities'

Acer CEO and Chairman JT Wang has relinquished his remuneration package including bonuses from 2010 after the firm unearthed "abnormalities" in channel inventory across EMEA that will cost it US $150m (£91m) to write off. The Taiwanese giant will also cut board directors' pay packages by 50 per cent, ask staff to take a 40 per …
Paul Kunert, 1 Jun 2011
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Acer announces shock slump in Q2 PC shipments

Acer has said its PC shipments will be down 10 per cent this quarter, highlighting the scale of the problems facing its new company president. The forecast came as the firm announced that Jim Wong would be taking over as corporate president, one of the slots left vacant by Gianfranco Lanci last month. Lanci had also held the …
Joe Fay, 19 Apr 2011
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Acer boss quits after board disses his future strategy

Acer CEO and president Gianfranco Lanci has quit the computer maker, after boardroom wrangles over the company's future left him high and dry. His resignation is with immediate effect, said Acer in a statement to The Register this morning. The company's chairman, JT Wang, will take the CEO chair in the interim, while Acer …
Kelly Fiveash, 31 Mar 2011

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