Taiwan's Acer shipments grew faster than industry average in Q2 - CEO
TAIPEI (Reuters) - 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 executive said.
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 weeks.
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)
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