AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced that it will showcase its new leading LCD technologies and a suite of TFT-LCD products ranging from 1.9-inch to 65-inch during FPD International 2007 in Yokohama, Japan, to be held from October 24 to October 26, 2007. The AUO exhibit will include in-cell multi-touch panel technologies, the world’s thinnest mobile device panel, 5000:1 ultra-high static contrast ratio AMVA technology, larger than 42-inch Full HD 120Hz LCD TV panels, and a series of notebook PC panels with white LED backlight.
AUO's Technologies Displayed at FPD International 2007
During the exhibition, AUO's showcase area will include three sections: "TV Technology", "Small/Medium Sized Technology", and “One-Stop Shop”.
TV Technology Section – panel design to meet the emerging market trends of thinner, lighter features; power-saving features; and concerns for environmental protection
AUO will showcase its 20mm 32-inch LCD TV panel. AUO significantly reduced the module thickness (up to 40%) and weight (up to 30%), while maintaining its original brightness. This was accomplished without changing the amount of CCFL used for the backlight.
AUO will also demonstrate its latest eco-LCD TV technology. This technology optimizes and improves the CCFL backlight design, and at the same time saves energy and helps protect the environment. AUO’s 32-inch LCD TV panel, as an example, reduces power consumption by up to 50%.
Small/Medium Sized Technology Section - panel designs to meet the market trends of human-interface and system integration
AUO will demonstrate its two newly-launched 4.3-inch multi-touch panel technologies with in-cell design, which integrate touch function features into the TFT-LCD manufacturing process without adding an additional glass and thus, are able to retain a thickness of 2.2mm– thinner than conventional touch panel applications. AUO’s other human-interface device technologies will also be demonstrated, including a 7-inch 2D/3D dual-image car display, which is able to display both 2D and 3D images in different directions simultaneously. With this 2D/3D dual-image function, drivers could be restricted to watch only relevant information such as GPS navigation, while a front-seat passenger could play 3D games.
Two additional breakthrough technologies will be introduced. One is the world’s thinnest reported 1.9-inch mobile device TFT-LCD at 0.69mm, with a weight of 2.2 grams and 400-nit high brightness. This technology implements the latest breakthroughs in glass thinning technology. A second breakthrough is AUO’s 2.2-inch mobile device display with mobile industry processor interface (MIPI), featuring high-speed data transmission functions and efficient power-management systems. MIPI is regarded as the development platform for smartphone applications.
One-Stop Shop - a full line-up of products demonstrating AUO's capability of providing a full-range of panel sizes and wide diversity of TFT-LCDs
* From 42- to 65-inch LCD TV panel products, which have implemented Full HD 120Hz technology
* Larger-than-20” wide-format desktop PC Monitor products, which continue the "MoniTV" concept and can be applied to home TV by implementing LCD TV technologies
* Extra-light, ultra-thin (143g and 2.0mm) 13.3-inch Notebook PC panel with white LED backlight
* 42-inch public information display equipped with slim bezel design
During the 3-day FPD International 2007 exhibition, AUO will be demonstrating its latest technologies and products. For more information, please visit AUO.com
AUO Technology & Product Highlights
|LCD TV Display Technology
|Third generation of AMVA technology
||5000:1 ultra high static contrast ratio, high 550-nit brightness, low color washout
|Eco-LCD TV technology
||Power-saving of up to 50%, 500-nit brightness, high contrast ratio of 3,000:1
|Ultra-slim and extra-light LCD TV technology
||Thickness of 20mm, to maintain original brightness and significantly reduce module thickness without changing the amount of CCFL used for the backlight.
|High dynamic contrast APE technology
||RGB 3-in-1 LED, NTSC 105%, high dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1
|Small/Medium Sized Display Technology
|In-Cell Multi-Touch panel technologies
||Thickness of 2.2mm, prototype of charge-sensing and voltage-sensing
|Glass thinning technology
||0.69mm thick, 2.2g weight
|2D/3D dual- image car display technology
||Able to display both 2D and 3D images in different directions simultaneously. With this 2D/3D dual-image function, drivers could be restricted to watch only relevant information such as GPS navigation, while a front-seat passenger could play 3D games.
||VGA high resolution, high contrast ratio of 3500:1, high 500-nit brightness
|One Stop Shop
||Full HD 120Hz technology with fast response time
|Desktop PC Monitors
||CCFL backlight, 102% NTSC
||MoniTV products with HiColor technology of 92% NTSC, a complete product for work and entertainment
||The world’s thinnest (2.0mm) extra-light (143g)
||White LED backlight, thinner, lighter, and environmental-protection designs
|Public Information Display
||Slim bezel design