TAIPEI, July 25 Taiwan's Acer Inc saw
quarter-on-quarter shipments growth that exceeded the PC
industry average in the April-June period, the company's chief
The beleaguered computer maker, which eked out a net profit
in the first quarter after three straight quarters of losses,
has turned a corner and will remain "on track" in the third
quarter, chief executive Jason Chen told reporters.
The comments were reported by Taiwanese media on Friday and
confirmed to Reuters by a company representative.
Products such as the Chromebook, which has seen on-year
sales more than double so far this year, Chen said, are the main
drivers of the company's optimistic outlook.
Acer will report its second-quarter earnings in the coming
Chip maker Intel Corp recently issued a sunny
revenue forecast amid improving fortunes in PCs worldwide.
Acer shares were trading up 3.25 percent Friday, versus a
fall of 0.61 percent in the main TAIEX index.
(Reporting by Michael Gold; Editing by Stephen Coates)