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AUO Launches World’s First(*) 144Hz High Refresh Rate UHD 4K Gaming Monitor Panel (2016.06.01)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

The global gaming industry has been expanding at a rapid rate. To address the substantial business opportunities in the gaming and entertainment market, AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced the world’s first(*) 27-inch gaming monitor panel combining 144Hz high refresh rate and UHD 4K ultra high resolution (3840x2160). This high-end gaming monitor panel, demonstrating both refined and smooth image quality, has been specifically chosen by gaming brand customers and will make its debut at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016.

AUO has led by launching numerous models of 144Hz high resolution gaming monitor panels. To meet the rigorous image quality demands of top gamers, AUO has again reached beyond and headed the industry by presenting the 27-inch UHD 4K display with 144Hz ultra high refresh rate, redefining the standards of high-end gaming monitors. Sporting the same 144Hz high refresh rate capable of eliminating image lag and broken pictures, the display offers significantly sharper and more refined gaming images having upgraded to UHD 4K resolution. It allows enthusiast gamers to be like in the game scenes and enjoy with an astounding experience.

AUO provides a full range of 24 to 35-inch gaming monitor panels equipped with 144Hz refresh rate and 1 millisecond to perfectly render sharp images without blurs to ensure smoother gaming images and character motions. Among them, 27 and 24-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) high resolution gaming monitor panels go further to include edge-to-edge bezel-less design, expanding the visual field to its extreme. 35 and 30-inch WQHD (3440 x 1440) ultra wide curved gaming monitor panels exhibit 21:9 ultra wide cinema grade aspect ratio and the world’s highest(*) 1800R curvature design to deliver an immersive sensory experience for viewers to enjoy.

“AUO has long invested in the development of professional gaming display technologies. We have the industry’s most complete gaming display product lines and have been able to maintain a leadership position in the global market share of gaming monitor panels.” said Wei-Lung Liau, AUO’s General Manager of Video Solutions Business Group. “The 27-inch 144Hz high refresh rate UHD 4K gaming monitor panel has successfully overcome technical constraints posed by high resolution and high refresh rate, which were previously incompatible, satisfying gamers’ ultimate pursuit of gaming display performance. At the same time, the product demonstrates AUO’s leading strengths and capabilities in high-end display technologies.”


* Based on the available market research information as of June 1, 2016.