Acer Inc. : Hóngqí Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī, lit. Hongqi Corporation Ltd.; commonly known as Acer, stylised as acer, or formerly as acer & AceR) is a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics corporation specializing in advanced electronics technology and is headquartered in Xizhi, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Acer's products include desktop PCs, laptop PCs (Which can be further subdivided into clamshell, 2-in-1, convertible and Chromebook), tablets, servers, storage devices, Virtual Reality devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals. Acer also sells gaming PCs and accessories under its Predator sub brand. In the early 2000s, Acer implemented a new business model, shifting from a manufacturer to a designer, marketer and distributor of products, while performing production processes via contract manufacturers. In 2015, Acer was the sixth-largest personal computer vendor in the world. Currently, in addition to its core IT products business, Acer also has a new business entity that focuses on the integration of cloud services and platforms, and the development of smartphones and wearable devices with value-added IoT applications.