Due to the increased investment in product design and the price increase of dynamic random access memory, Acer made net losses of USD11.4 million during the latest reporting period.
The company said that its net losses for the second quarter of 2013 were NTD343 million, which were about USD11.4 million; while the company gained net profit of NTD56 million in the same period of last year. In addition, the company said its operating revenue in the second quarter of 2013 was NTD89.4 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 19%.
Statistics from the market research firm IDC showed that in the second quarter of 2013, Acer's PC shipment decreased by 32% year-on-year, marking the largest decrease among the world's top five PC makers. IDC said the reason for the decrease was the low consumer demands for Acer PCs, including the high-end ultrabooks.
At present, Acer's market share in the global PC market is about 8%, which is mainly contributed by laptops. At the same time, the company is expanding its product lines by launching a new 8-inch Windows 8 tablet and a 5.7-inch Android smartphone in June 2013.
The company also invested more funds in research and development, aiming to develop innovative products. Acer plans to launch a 21.5-inch Android all-in-one machine in September or October 2013.