Acer Inc. reported its first loss in almost a decade and said making a full-year profit will be “impossible” as plunging sales prompted the world’s fourth- largest computer maker to write off inventory and cut jobs.
Compal Electronics Inc. , the world’s second-largest maker of notebook computers, posted revenue that missed analyst estimates after client Acer Inc. said sales will be less than expected because of snowstorms in Europe.
Hon Hai Group, the assembler of Apple Inc. ’s iPhones, will raise workers’ salaries by at least 30 percent, more than indicated earlier, after a series of suicides at the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics.
Acer Inc. said it’s aiming to capture 15 percent of global tablet-computer sales next year, challenging Research In Motion Ltd . and Samsung Electronics Co. for second place in a market dominated by Apple Inc. ’s iPad.
Acer Inc. , the world’s second-largest computer maker, will climb to No. 2 in Asia after taking over management of Founder Technology Group Corp.’s branded computer business, the Taipei-based company said.