tech world, it's not uncommon to see an ousted CEO from one major tech firm
landed at another major firm later on down the road. Such is the case with
rumors of Samsung landing former Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci.
Lanci will be coming to Samsung in August according to
sources in an effort to boost the Korean firm's notebook business. DigiTimes reports
that rumors have swirled that both Dell and Samsung contacting Lanci in an
effort to get him to manage their European sales channels. Apparently, ASUS and
HP were also looking at Lanci as well.
Acer hasn’t yet responded to the rumor that it has landed Lanci. Apparently,
Lanci has a one-year non-compete clause before he can come back to the notebook
world, but Samsung has said that it would negotiate with Acer for terms that
would allow Lanci to start working before that non-compete runs out according
to the sources tipping Lanci for the Samsung job.
Samsung is the smallest of the firms that are reported to have been chasing
Lanci. Samsung currently ranks seventh in the world computer market according
to the most recent IDC numbers. Samsung is sixth in Europe. Netbooks helped
push Samsung to sixth place and with the netbook not selling well Samsung needs
to find a new business plan.
Lanci resigned from Acer in March after the second
straight quarter of loses.