The main purpose of the digital certificate is to ensure that the application belongs to the entity to which the certificate was issued. The Acer Incorporated digital certificate does not guarantee that a signed application is safe to run, but rather informs the user that the software was digitally signed by Acer Incorporated and verified by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
The Acer Group is a family of four brands – Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell and eMachines. Acer's products include desktop and laptop PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals. It also provides e-business services to businesses, governments and consumers. 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. All of Acer's products are now made by original equipment manufacturers in the People's Republic of China. www.acer.com
About (from Acer Incorporated at www.acer.com)
“Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets.
Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter and London 2012 Olympic Games.
Over 30 years of making history in the fast-paced IT industry, Acer’s far-reaching strategy of focusing on R&D and marketing development has laid the foundations and created a company ready to embrace the challenges of the future. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people worldwide. Estimated revenues for 2010 reached US$19.9 billion.”