According to Digitimes, Asus is not ruling out the possibility of expanding its branded notebook business via an acquisition.
Jonathan Tsang, Sales and Marketing President at Asustek told reporters that the company might follow Acer in an attempt to expand its notebook market share. Asus plans to spin off its ODM business next year.
Asus is aggressively pursuing a new strategy in its bid to become one of the top five notebook makers in the world. Acer's Gateway/Packard Bell deal obviously didn't go down well with Asus.