Acer Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers of PCs, peripheral products for home, office and mobile professionals' needs, as well as components for the PC industry. In addition to hardware products, Acer is currently focusing on the software development arena. Acer's software operations comprise a group of 3 highly sophisticated software centers scattered across Asia and the US. These software centers design, develop, market and support application and system software technologies of the future. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, the software team has distinguished itself with major innovations in the fields of BIOS technology, network management solutions, visual communication applications, natural I/O solutions, and system utilities. Acer's software sector aims to further strengthen its position as an industry innovator of fresh technological developments by pursuing strategic partnerships with fellow industry players.