|Acer expects to ship 10 million notebooks in 2006
David Tzeng, Taipei; Rodney Chan, DigiTimes.com [Monday 15 August 2005]
Acer expects its notebook shipments to reach 10 million units in 2006, and the company claims it has a good chance to become the world’s third largest vendor for the segment.
Acer chairman JT Wang stated the company has raised its notebook shipment forecast for next year by 25% from the original goal of 8 million units. Acer has already adjusted its notebook shipment goal for this year to seven million units, up from the original forecast of six million.
Aspiring to become the world’s third largest player in the overall PC market, Acer expects to generate US$11 billion in revenue next year, Wang said.
Dell and Hewlett Packard (HP) are expected to remain the notebook market leaders in 2006, with their combined shipments reaching at least 25 million notebooks, sources in the notebook sector said.
The possibility of Acer becoming the third largest notebook vendor will hinge on the performances of two other competitors, Toshiba and Lenovo, both of which may ship 10 million notebooks each next year, the sources said.
Most of Acer’s notebooks for 2006 will be made by Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Wistron, with each supplying 150,000-200,000 units per month, the sources added.