Acer Joins the TV Set

Looking to diversify, the Taiwanese computer maker is focusing on LCD TVs. But will consumers tune in?

Are you ready for an Acer in your living room? Executives at the Taiwanese computer company are betting the answer is yes. In late April, Acer CEO J.T. Wang and president Gianfranco Lanci announced plans to make a big push to sell consumers on Acer brand LCD TVs. While Acer's TV sales today are minimal, by 2008 the company expects revenues from LCD TVs to surpass $1 billion.

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