Acer is a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics corporation founded in 1976 (as Multitech) by Stan Shih, his wife Carolyn Yeh and five others. Acer’s products include desktop and laptop computers, tablets, servers, storage devices, televisions (LED, LCD and plasma) and smartphones. Acer also provides e-business services to consumers, businesses and governments. The company implemented a new business model in the early 2000s, shifting from manufacturing to designing, marketing and distributing.