“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Monday, December 01, 2008

Acer starts multibrand strategy with eMachines

The Jakarta Post, Mon, 12/01/2008 5:56 PM  

Already a market leader in Indonesia's computer market, Acer has further expanded its operations here with the introduction of its new eMachines brand last week. 

After acquiring Packard Bell, Gateway and eMachines, Acer introduced the eMachines desktops and notebooks to the Indonesian market to expand its 37 percent market share here, Acer Group Indonesia president director Jason Lim said. 

Worldwide, the Taiwan-based company is third in terms of sales after Hewlett Packard and Dell. 

"Next, the Gateway brand will be introduced to the Indonesian market in the first quarter of next year," Lim said. 

Gateway computers are aimed mostly at younger users. 

"Students who prefer functionality over frills are our main target." 

Indonesians bought 1.2 million units of notebooks in the first three quarters of 2008, with Acer brands making up 37.7 percent of the total, he said. 

In 2007 full year sales, Acer accounted for 35 percent of the total 750,000 notebooks sold across all brands. 

"We estimate eMachines will expand our market share by 7 percent," he said. 

The figure could be much higher if the next year's projected slowdown in economic growth, which is translated into lower demand, is limited. 

The global economic downturn, which has now tipped many countries into recession, is projected to derail Indonesia's economic growth. Having initially assumed an economic growth of 6 percent for next year, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said the government would settle for a growth of "above 5 percent". 

"While our average annual sales growth is around 100 percent, we forecast next year's sales growth will be 50 percent due to a decrease in consumers' purchasing power," Lim said. 

Data from consultancy firm Gartner for the third quarter of this year show that Acer Indonesia will maintain its top position with a 23.1 percent market share for computers overall, and shares of 37.7 percent and 9.2 percent for notebooks and desktops, respectively. 

eMachines was acquired by Acer at the end of 2007 through its acquisition of Gateway. Gateway bought former rival eMachines in 2004. 

Since its establishment in 1998, eMachines has sold five million PCs. It was the second largest vendor of desktop PCs sold through U.S. retailers and remains a stand-alone brand. 

Acer spent US$710 million for the acquisition of Gateway, completed last December. Acer also bought another PC company, Packard Bell, with its acquisition completed in February this year. (iwp)

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