Acer To Get Into the Automotive Business
By investing in new smart management systems and batteries Acer believes that they can offer automotive manufacturers a suite of new intelligence products
The new subsidiary, MPS Energy, is wholly-owned by Acer who has recruited an ex-executive from Taiwan-based car vendor China Motor to lead the MPSE team. In addition to R&D personnel from China Motor, MPS also has about 10 R&D technicians from Acer.
In other news Acer who is the number one Windows 10 PC vendor in Asia and Europe has come and said that the money Microsoft is spending on promoting their Surface Pro two in one range will help stimulate consumers to consider buying a new PC.
Acer’s president of corporate business planning and operations Tiffany Huang that the Company is confident that their new Aspire Z all-in-one PC and Aspire R14 notebooks will compete head on with what Microsoft is offering. The products are due for release in Australia shortly.
The Aspire Z features a solid state drive (SSD), multi-touch ability, a stylus and a battery, supporting five hours of operation per charge. The Aspire R14 adopts a nanometer printing processed chassis and features USB Type-C port and rotatable hinges that allows the notebook to be transformed into a tablet.
Huang also noted that 80% of Acer’s channel inventory is Windows 8-based devices, but the proportion for models with Windows 10 will surpass that of Windows 8-based one in the first quarter of 2016.