CEO says Acer to focus on VR, gaming

FAST-GROWING BUSINESS:The company did not disclose exact figures, but it said that shipments of its gaming PCs last year jumped an annual 64 percent

Taipei Times
Date: May 31, 2017
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter

Taiwanese PC vendor Acer Inc (宏碁) plans to focus on developing gaming PCs and commercial virtual-reality (VR) applications in the next few years, a top executive said yesterday.

“The priority of Acer’s corporate transformation is clear. We want to gradually shift our focus from PCs to gaming PCs, commercial VR and artificial intelligence [AI] in the coming years,” Acer chief executive officer Jason Chen (陳俊聖) told reporters at the company’s booth at the Computex Taipei fair in the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.

It is important for Acer to build stronger computing power and accumulate experience before taking the next step, Chen said, adding that gaming is a fast-growing business for the company.

The firm has been allocating research and development (R&D) resources on increasing the performance of its gaming products — such as raising the quality of cooling systems — in a bid to increase its popularity among gamers.

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