Stan Shih

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Stan Shih
Stan Shih at the 2007 Taiwan Brands' Trend Forum
Born (1944-12-18) 18 December 1944 (age 79)
Alma materNational Chiao Tung University
Known forPresident and Chairman of Acer Inc.
SpouseCarolyn Yeh

Stan Shih (Chinese: 施振榮; pinyin: Shī Zhènróng; born 18 December 1944) is a Taiwanese businessman and engineer who is the co-founder and honorary chairman of Acer Inc.

In 1976, after receiving bachelor's and master's degrees in electronic engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Shih founded Multitech with his wife Carolyn Yeh and five partners. He chaired Multitech through to 1987, when the company was renamed Acer. He remained the chairman until his retirement in late 2004. During Shih's tenure, Acer has grown from a local technology company to one of the largest companies by revenue in Taiwan; Acer itself became a recognized worldwide brand in consumer computer technology.

Shih remained active in charity work during his retirement, including serving as Taiwan's Special Envoy in the APEC Australia 2007. In November 2013, Shih returned to Acer after being reinstated as president and chairman.[1] He serves on the boards of Acer Inc., Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd., Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation and Chinese Television System. He is the Chairman of Cloud Gate Culture and Arts Foundation, the Head of Taiwan Connection Fun Club, One Song Orchestra Fun Club, the Convener of the Cultural Tech Alliance, Taiwan and the Chairman of CT Ambi Investment and Consulting Inc.


  1. ^ "Acer Founder Returns to Computer Maker After Record Loss". 2013-11-22. Retrieved 2020-09-09.

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