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NewsPoster Sep 20, 2013 01:16 PM
Asus chairman keeps an 'open mind' about possible Acer merger
Taiwan-based computer producers <a href=" pport/" rel='nofollow'>Acer</a> and <a href=" by.asus/" rel='nofollow'>Asus</a> could potentially merge in the future, according to a new report. Asus chairman Johnny Shih, responding to a query relating to a possible merging of the two companies, suggested that the industry is currently in a transitional period, and that everyone involved should "keep an open mind" about such a prospect. <br />
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Acer founder Stan Shih advised <a href="" rel='nofollow'>to</a> <em>China Times</em> that it was best to "go with the flow" and to be "open-minded," and that if either company were to approach the other, they should do so with a "benevolent spirit" and to act for the maximum benefit of both companies involved. <br />
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The two companies have been <a href="" rel='nofollow'>heading</a> in a <a href="" rel='nofollow'>similar direction</a> for the last few years, with both offering relatively identical product ranges at times. A merger would in theory strengthen the two companies into one larger entity, and possibly help all involved weather what has been previously called the <a href=" ring.downturns/" rel='nofollow'>worst year in 20 years</a> for PC shipments. <br />
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Talk of a merger affected the markets, with Asus shares rising 1.69 percent by the end of the day yesterday, and Acer's shares also going up by 0.5 percent.
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