Acer eyes US market


21 March 2006 – Taipei (TWN): Computer vendor Acer is aiming to earn $20 million net profit from the US market alone in 2006, Dow Jones Newswires reports.

Acer’s chairman and CEO JT Wang revealed the estimate in an interview with Newswires, marking the first time the world’s number four PC-maker has set a profit target for the US market. Wang said the company aims to improve annual sales in the country from $1 billion to $2 billion this year as part of a strategy to reduce its reliance on the European market.