Acer founder thinks the Wintel model that has been working for so long is destined to fail. Commenting on latest events in the PC industry at a recent media conference, Acer’s Stan Shih said this will happen since the two giants (Microsoft and Intel) have been keeping most of the profits to themselves, which is indirectly pushing many players to Google’s ecosystem.
Shih noted that Linux is also an open platform, but it has not helped it receive similar attention.
Commenting on the Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, he said this could be the right decision if the cooperation creates value for the companies, shareholders, consumers and partners.
In the past, Taiwanese companies have not placed much focus on the software and service industries, ignoring the importance of strengthening design capabilities and related intangible outputs. Shih believes this will need to change with companies investing more into design innovation such as arts, software and technologies to change the current status…