Stan Shih, the man who started and runs Acer, thinks US PC companies may be extinct within the next 20 years.
He was speaking to Taipei’s Commercial Times newspaper and he said the market requires cheaper pricing and, according to him, US-based companies just don’t understand how to make that strategy a success.
He said, "The trend for low-priced computers will last for the coming years. But U.S. computer makers just don’t know how to put such products on the market. U.S. computer brands may disappear over the next 20 years, just as happened to U.S. television brands."
CNet News reports that Acer, which years ago was little more than an also-ran in the market, is now the world’s second-largest PC vendor.