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Primeur weekly 2011-07-25

Exascale supercomputing

High-Tech Consortium launches European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

Acer to acquire US-based iGware with US$320 million for mid- to long-term investment in Cloud technology ...

Citrix acquires Cloud.com ...

Dell announces intent to acquire data centre networking expert Force10 Networks ...

IBM Federal Community Cloud to speed agency adoption of social collaboration technologies ...

State of Vermont transforms business operations with Cloud technology from IBM and Silanis ...

LEAD Technologies releases LEADTOOLS V17.5 ...

Capgemini and Microsoft plan to offer accelerated Cloud services in 22 countries ...

NIST proposes new privacy controls for federal information systems and organisations ...

Oracle buys Ksplice ...

Therap Services expands health services infrastructure with Oracle servers ...

Oracle announces Oracle Unified Directory 11g ...

Oracle introduces Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1 ...

Oracle WebLogic Server selected by Choice Hotels to power its Cloud infrastructure and choiceADVANTAGE SaaS application ...

Desktop Grids

8th IDGF Workshop to issue Call for Participation ...

Einstein@OSG to use resources from Open Science Grid and D-Grid ...

EuroFlash

transtec and Bright Computing enter into partnership for European HPC market ...

Bull technology supporting the University of Perpignan Via Domitia ...

Cosmological evolution of dark matter is similar to that of visible matter ...

Budding engineers build a supercomputer with the Smallpeice Trust ...

USFlash

Emerson Network Power research highlights the progress of data centre infrastructure management initiatives in the U.S. ...

New line of embedded computers from Emerson Network Power offer fast, cost-effective and lower risk solutions ...

Gigamon Solutions monitors National Center for Supercomputing Applications ...

HP helps Desjardins General Insurance Group reduce costs and risk by migrating off mainframe technology ...

HP helps enterprises advance development for the Cloud ...

HP helps enterprises scale up ...

Researchers demonstrate breakthrough storage performance for big data applications ...

Next generation IBM XIV Storage System improves efficiency for demanding application workloads ...

New IBM zEnterprise mainframe server advances smarter computing for companies and governments in emerging markets and mid-size clients around the world ...

Intel to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems ...

Jaryba and Vinetech enter into a reseller agreement to sell Jaryba SmartSuspend throughout Korea ...

Polk transforms Analytic Solutions as a Service with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation ...

OSC lifts OSU land speed racer toward 400-mph goal ...

SAS' 'big analytics' tackles big data, speeds problem solving ...

CSC selects SGI to advance climate forecast modelling at NOAA ...

VMware partners embrace VMware vSphere 5 and comprehensive Cloud infrastructure suite ...

Acer to acquire US-based iGware with US$320 million for mid- to long-term investment in Cloud technology

21 Jul 2011 Taipei - Acer plans to acquire US-based iGware, a Cloud technology company, for US$320 million plus another US$75 million for performance-based earn-out. With the objective of mid- to long-term investment, Acer will leverage iGware's proven technology to establish its own Cloud infrastructure, called Acer Cloud, to serve and benefit Acer customers, and enhance brand value.

iGware, based in Silicon Valley, California, is a provider of Cloud technology, offering Cloud-based device ecosystems, virtual consoles and personal Cloud. iGware's Cloud software and infrastructure tools currently enable and support more than 100 million consumer devices worldwide including Nintendo's Wii, iDS and 3DS, and will support Wii U in the future.

J.T. Wang, Acer Chairman and CEO, stated: "iGware offers expertise in Cloud technology software design, with services already deployed on large scale and long-term basis. As a mid- to long-term investment objective, the valuable core technology and capabilities will help create uniqueness for the Acer brand, and support a vast number of our users based on open platform."

J.T. Wang continued: "The goal of Acer Cloud is to allow our users enjoy and manage all their ICT devices, contents and resources with ease, by integrating all Acer products including PCs, tablets and smart handheld devices within a safe and secure environment."

Dr. Wei Yen, Founder and Chairman of iGware, stated: "This merger will provide a significantly larger platform to further develop and extend our technologies to Acer's global customers. At the same time, it will allow us to continue working closely with our existing partners and build additional strategic relationships with others."

Acer regards the development of Cloud technology as a major industry trend. In the next 10 years, Acer Cloud is expected to become a key element to create unique differentiation for Acer products.

With iGware's Cloud technology already in use, Acer is confident of a promising future development in Acer Cloud built on open platform. In the foreseeable future, Acer will begin hardware and software design integration, and expects to launch products that leverage Acer Cloud services during 2012.

After the merger, iGware's legal entity will become Acer Cloud Technology Company, with subsidiaries in Taiwan and China to be set up. Following Acer's global marketing strategy, Acer will continue to research, and integrate hardware and software for Cloud technology innovation to meet the demand of Acer users and enhance overall customer satisfaction.
Source: Acer

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-07-25

Exascale supercomputing

High-Tech Consortium launches European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

Acer to acquire US-based iGware with US$320 million for mid- to long-term investment in Cloud technology ...

Citrix acquires Cloud.com ...

Dell announces intent to acquire data centre networking expert Force10 Networks ...

IBM Federal Community Cloud to speed agency adoption of social collaboration technologies ...

State of Vermont transforms business operations with Cloud technology from IBM and Silanis ...

LEAD Technologies releases LEADTOOLS V17.5 ...

Capgemini and Microsoft plan to offer accelerated Cloud services in 22 countries ...

NIST proposes new privacy controls for federal information systems and organisations ...

Oracle buys Ksplice ...

Therap Services expands health services infrastructure with Oracle servers ...

Oracle announces Oracle Unified Directory 11g ...

Oracle introduces Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1 ...

Oracle WebLogic Server selected by Choice Hotels to power its Cloud infrastructure and choiceADVANTAGE SaaS application ...

Desktop Grids

8th IDGF Workshop to issue Call for Participation ...

Einstein@OSG to use resources from Open Science Grid and D-Grid ...

EuroFlash

transtec and Bright Computing enter into partnership for European HPC market ...

Bull technology supporting the University of Perpignan Via Domitia ...

Cosmological evolution of dark matter is similar to that of visible matter ...

Budding engineers build a supercomputer with the Smallpeice Trust ...

USFlash

Emerson Network Power research highlights the progress of data centre infrastructure management initiatives in the U.S. ...

New line of embedded computers from Emerson Network Power offer fast, cost-effective and lower risk solutions ...

Gigamon Solutions monitors National Center for Supercomputing Applications ...

HP helps Desjardins General Insurance Group reduce costs and risk by migrating off mainframe technology ...

HP helps enterprises advance development for the Cloud ...

HP helps enterprises scale up ...

Researchers demonstrate breakthrough storage performance for big data applications ...

Next generation IBM XIV Storage System improves efficiency for demanding application workloads ...

New IBM zEnterprise mainframe server advances smarter computing for companies and governments in emerging markets and mid-size clients around the world ...

Intel to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems ...

Jaryba and Vinetech enter into a reseller agreement to sell Jaryba SmartSuspend throughout Korea ...

Polk transforms Analytic Solutions as a Service with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation ...

OSC lifts OSU land speed racer toward 400-mph goal ...

SAS' 'big analytics' tackles big data, speeds problem solving ...

CSC selects SGI to advance climate forecast modelling at NOAA ...

VMware partners embrace VMware vSphere 5 and comprehensive Cloud infrastructure suite ...