Lanci Out At Acer

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Taipei, Taiwan - Conflict with Acer's board of directors over the company's future development has led to the immediate resignation of CEO and president Gianfranco Lanci.

Lanci is being replaced in the interim by Acer chairman J.T. Wang.

In a written release, Acer said Lanci and the board disagreed on a wide variety of topics concerning the company's growth.

"On the company's future development, Lanci held different views from a majority of the board members, and could not reach a consensus following several months' of dialog. They placed different levels of importance on scale, growth, customer value creation, brand position enhancement, and on resource allocation and methods of implementation," Acer said.

Wang said the company will continue to invest cautiously in the developing mobile device market and that the PC will remain Acer's core business.

Lanci was president of Acer since 2005 and led it to become the second-largest shipper of computers worldwide, according to the research firms Gartner and IDC.

Acer recently began shipping its first

tablet PCs

into the market.


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