Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Aug 2007 15:38 UTC, submitted by shykid
Hardware, Embedded Systems Taiwan's leading computer seller Acer is to take over US PC maker Gateway in a USD 710m deal. The takeover will create the world's third largest producer of personal computers, with shipments of more than 20 million PCs and sales of USD 15bn. The deal may also see Acer try to block Chinese rival Lenovo from buying Packard Bell's operations in Europe.
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-pekr-
Member since:
2006-03-28

Hehe, MollyC, and Gateway owns Amiga trademarks IIRC :-) So it is still possible, they will change its name to something else, starting on "A" :-)

btw - I really doubt it, Acer would adopt GW's name. GW is completly unknown here in Europe for e.g.

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erebos Member since:
2006-02-09

@-pekr-
Yes, Gateway owns Amiga IP, it's a shame Acer won't use it nor the name. I'm asking myself if they will ever see that they own the Amiga trademarks.

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Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

The Amiga trademark/copyright sitch is a wee bit confusing to me. Did Gateway just buy the trademark or the underlying tech as well?

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