Acer names semiconductor veteran as new CEO

Taiwanese computer maker Acer has named Jason Chen, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, as its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1.

After abolishing its CEO position last month, Acer announced today that it’s reinstating it and bringing in a chip industry veteran to take the reins. Beginning January 1st, Jason Chen take over as Acer’s CEO. Chen was previously vice president of sales and marketing for chipmaker TSMC, and he had a long stint at Intel serving in sales and marketing positions prior to that.

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