AOPEN & Acer gear up to expand global footprint

Acer’s private placement set to strengthen AOPEN’s position as Digital Solutions leader

Taipei, Taiwan, 09 November 2017: AOPEN Inc. and Acer Inc. have announced today a private placement of shares with Acer becoming largest corporate shareholder in AOPEN, followed by Wistron Corporation.

The move will see AOPEN, known for its expertise in high reliability devices, bring deep commercial knowledge in applied computing platforms, IOT edge devices and a vast network of specialist channels and partners to the table. AOPEN is also the only commercial devices provider developing technology across all operating systems with a specialty in Google Chrome OS.

Through alignment with Acer, AOPEN will have greater access to research and development resources as well as an increased geographic sales footprint. AOPEN will also be able to share in Acer’s technology particularly in the hybrid cloud technologies space.

Many of AOPEN’s device solutions (e.g. signage, self-service, analytics, cloud based rapid development and control platforms) allow companies to make rapid progress in adopting IoT whilst being confident that they can customize the AOPEN end-to-end offering in a manner that will bring their business objectives to life.

Closely aligning with Acer will further propel the use of these technologies and allow businesses to hit their desired outcomes.

AOPEN deploys its solutions to over 100 countries from SME to Fortune – listed organizations. Some use cases include: supermarkets, banks, fashion retailers, governments, gaming venues, public transport.

Through combined global resources and channels, AOPEN and Acer will be able to use their joint synergy to deploy exciting new solutions to enhance business and gain a competitive edge.

Acer will also join the management of AOPEN’s operation to strengthen the cooperation between both parties.


Founded in 1996, AOPEN is today a major global electronics manufacturer and a thought leader in digital signage.

Specializing in multi-platform, ultra-small form factor computing for both home and business, AOPEN works with a wide range of partners – from hardware to software and services. Through these partnerships, AOPEN creates advanced digital display solutions for many of the world’s top brands.

AOPEN has a presence in over 100 countries. AOPEN customers and partners range from government and financial institutions to retailers, retail design firms, strategic consultants, and branding agencies.

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