Marc McCormick Acer Communications & Multimedia America Inc. Senior Marketing Manager (408)922-2135 [email protected] Immediate Release January 1st, 2001
ACER COMMUNICATIONS & MULTIMEDIA AMERICA INC. NAMES RALPH TANG AS PRESIDENT
Twelve-year Acer veteran takes over North American & Latin American operations
SAN JOSE, CA- Acer Communications & Multimedia America Inc. (CMA) announced today that it has named Ralph Tang as the new president. Tang joins CMA after running operations for Acer Computer Middle East Ltd. since 1992. Former Vice President in charge of day to day operations, Michael Wang, will continue with Acer in a new venture capital role for Acer Communications & Multimedia Inc., the parent company of CMA based in Taiwan. A twelve-year veteran of Acer, Tang took control of Acer Computer's Middle Eastern division (AME) based in Dubai, UAE and expanded it from a 7 person sales office to a vast operation including multiple branch offices and distribution & assembly centers covering 17 countries in the Middle East. As well as expanding Acer's Computer distribution into the Middle East, Tang was responsible for launching Servex Middle East Ltd., the component business entity for AME in 1997. "Ralph has demonstrated a great ability to build and lead large organizations. I am confident that Ralph's leadership skills will be a key role in the continued growth of Acer's PC peripheral and communications products in North and Latin America," says K.Y. Lee, President of Acer Communications & Multimedia Inc. Ralph Tang will assume his new role at CMA on January 1st, 2001 and has a BA degree from the National Taiwan Institute of Technology, majoring in industrial management. Tang now resides in San Jose, CA where CMA's sales, marketing, and logistics operations are based.
Acer Communications & Multimedia Inc. is one of the world's leading computer peripheral manufacturers and suppliers with revenues of over $3.2 billion in 2000. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Acer Communications & Multimedia America is a subsidiary of the Acer Group, the third largest PC manufacturer in the world with over 20 years of experience in the computer industry. Acer CMA products are sold throughout North and South America and include monitors, projectors, scanners, telecommunications equipment, optical storage devices, and keyboards. Numerous Acer CMA products have been ranked among the top five in the world. For more information on Acer CMA, please go to www.acercm.com. # # # For more information, please contact Marc McCormick, Acer CMA, (408) 922-2135 [email protected]
Buffer under run errors have plagued CD-RW drives from the very beginning. This February, Acer Communications & Multimedia (Acer CM) announced "Seamless Link"- the most elegant solution to the bane of every CD burner's existence. This advanced technology allows a CD-RW drive to automatically monitor the recording status to prevent buffer under run from occurring.
The traditional solution for buffer under run was to enlarge the size of the buffer to allow it to accumulate more data. While this tactic helped reduce the frequency of under runs, once an error occurred, there was no way to save the address of the exact point where the under run had occurred, so the user had no choice but to toss out the now-useless disc and try burning another.
Acer CM's Seamless Link is a breakthrough that allows the CD-RW drive to store the RecEnd address, the point in the data to which the recording mechanism has progressed, and pause the recording before a buffer under run occurs. When the buffer is again full, a Seamless Link-enabled CD-RW drive locates the RecEnd address and resumes the recording process. The gap between the stop and restart point is closed, while managing the recording process precisely and transparently-eliminating under run errors while maintaining recording accuracy. Seamless Link is also built in the latest Acer CD-ReWriter-the CRW1208A.
Seamless Link works its magic by following these steps: