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Executive Interview: Acer's Stan Shih

Earlier this month, CRN Senior Editor Joseph Kovar visited Stan Shih--founder of the Acer group of companies and among the key drivers of the worldwide IT industry--at his Taipei, Taiwan, office. Shih, who plans to retire this year, shared his company's strategy for re-entering the U.S. market.

CRN: You've announced that you are going to retire from Acer?

SHIH: Yes, end of this year. That's [been] my plan for maybe 10 years.

CRN: Why now?

SHIH: Because I'm about 60 years old. December 18 of this year is my 60th birthday.

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