Industry-Leading Ultra High Resolution, Super Narrow Border and Ultra Wide Viewing Angle Technologies
AUO is the first to present the world's narrowest border on its 4.46-inch cell phone and touch panel integration technology, with a high resolution of HD720 and the width of mere 1mm from display area to touch panel border, maximizing the display area available. Image and video content appear larger in frame size, and also better in quality.
With the resolution of current OLED panels ranging from 200 to 300ppi, AUO reveals 4.65-inch AMOLED panel technology which employs the Company's proprietary pixel design with resolution as high as 317ppi. The panel is capable of exhibiting sharper quality for texts, and refined and realistic image property. Meanwhile, power could be saved to prolong the OLED lifetime.
AUO is also introducing its ultra-slim high resolution 10-inch panel technology with application to tablets. The IGZO method is adopted to achieve a high resolution of 2560x1600, which delicately demonstrates the fineness and details of the image. With transmittance increased by 12% and thickness of the backlight unit reduced by 60% (as compared to conventional models), the panel is only 1.5mm thick and saves more power. The features herald the trend towards power-saving slim displays with high resolution.* Based on the available market research information as of October 29, 2012. AUO photos can be downloaded at the Company's website: http://auo.com/?sn=479&lang=en-US
Any use of photographs must cite the source thereof is from AU Optronics Corporation . ABOUT AU OPTRONICS AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one ofthe world's leading providers of display and solar total solutions. AUO offers a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications ranging from 1.2 inches to 71 inches. Based on its profound R&D and manufacturing experience, AUO continues to develop advanced display technologies of the next generation. AUO extended its market to the green energy industry in 2008. By building a vertically integrated high-efficiency solar value chain, AUO provides its customers with high-efficiency solar solutions. AUO now houses a staff of more than 45,000 employees, with global operations in Taiwan, Mainland China, the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Singapore, the Netherlands, Czech and Slovakia. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to be successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). AUO has also been named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three consecutive years from 2010 to 2012. AUO generated NT$379.7 billion ( US$ 12.54 billion) in sales revenue in 2011. For more information, please visit AUO.com. * 2011 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD30.27: USD1. Safe Harbour Notice AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), a global leader of TFT-LCD panels, today announced the above news. Except for statements in respect of historical matters, the statements contained in this Release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements were based on our management's expectations, projections and beliefs at the time regarding matters including, among other things, future revenues and costs, financial performance, technology changes, capacity, utilization rates, yields, process and geographical diversification, future expansion plans and business strategy. Such forward looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including risks related to the flat panel display industry, the TFT-LCD market, acceptance of and demand for our products, technological and development risks, competitive factors, and other risks described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27th, 2012.