Better-than-forecast demand sees Acer Inc facing shortages

Taipei Timeas
Date: Oct 27, 2016
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter

Acer Inc (宏碁) chief executive officer Jason Chen (陳俊聖) yesterday said the company’s Chromebooks and its new notebook computers are facing component and assembly shortages due to stronger-than-expected market demand.

The company has requested both suppliers and assemblers increase their capacity to ease the constraints, Chen said.

“Orders for Acer’s Chromebooks and notebooks are more than the company’s forecast when we launched a series of new products in Berlin in September,” Chen told reporters on the sidelines of Acer’s forum on “smart city” development in Taipei.    [FULL  STORY]

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