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AU Optronics Unveils A Full Range of 16:9 TFT-LCD for IT Display (2008.06.05)
Debut at Display Taiwan 2008 and Accelerating Digital Contents
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announces a full range of 16:9 LCD panels for information technology display applications, among which the world’s first 21.5-inch 1080p Full HD resolution panel for desktop grabs the spotlight. The product lineup will be exhibited at Display Taiwan 2008 at TWTC (Taipei World Trade Center) from June 11 to June 13. It is expected that this 16:9 widescreen trend for IT display will accelerate the pervasion of digital media contents. 

To meet the fast growing trend of digital contents, AUO launches 16:9 widescreen series including 4 MoniTV LCD panels: 24-inch Full HD, 21.5-inch Full HD, 18.5-inch and 15-inch, as well as 2 LED notebook PC LCD panels: 15.6-inch and 14-inch. These products provide complete solutions for different market segments. Among the desktop application lineup, the 21.5-inch Full HD model is the smallest of all AUO’s Full HD products. Its excellent specifications of 1080p Full HD high resolution, 1000:1 high contrast and 5ms fast response time can fulfill the requirements for running digital contents. This 21.5-inch TFT-LCD is perfect for students as an entry model to Full HD LCD monitors. 

For notebook PC application, both 15.6-inch and 14-inch TFT-LCDs are green products equipped with LED backlight, HD high resolution, 500:1 high contrast and 60% high color saturation. Above all, its innovative bottom PCB structure can effectively diminish the noise when using Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN). 

“16:9 widescreen LCD panels are the trend for information technology display applications, and it is one of our focuses at Display Taiwan 2008 exhibition,” said Michael Tsai, General Manager of IT Display Business Group of AUO.“The migration from 16:10 to 16:9 in widescreen market has gone fast. After AUO launched the 24-inch 16:9 Full HD LCD panel for desktop in the first quarter this year which became a big hit in the market, we released another 3 models for desktop in the second quarter; we will complete our 16:9 lineups for desktop with 27-inch model by the end of this year. In the near future, we plan to utilize LED-backlit green LCD panels for 16:9 desktop products. For notebook PC application, AUO aims to be the forerunner of 16:9 widescreen LCD panels with LED backlight. We will release another 4 LED-backlit panels: 10.1-inch, 11.6-inch, 13.3-inch, and 17.3-inch by the first half of 2009. AUO will take the lead in 16:9 aspect in IT display area, so as to provide consumers better enjoyment in digital media and Full HD contents such as Blue Ray DVD playback or high definition TV broadcasting.”

Yawen Hsiao 
Corporate Communications Dept. 
AU Optronics Corp. 

No.1, Li-Hsin RD 2, Science-Based Industrial Park, 
Hsinchu City 300, Taiwan, R.O.C. 
Tel:+886-3-500-8899 ext:3211