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AU Optronics to Demonstrate New Leading Technologies and Commercialized Suite of TFT-LCDs at FPD International 2007 (2007.10.23)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

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
Technology Panel Size Features
Third generation of AMVA technology 42" FHD 5000:1 ultra high static contrast ratio, high 550-nit brightness, low color washout
Eco-LCD TV technology 32" WXGA Power-saving of up to 50%, 500-nit brightness, high contrast ratio of 3,000:1
Ultra-slim and extra-light LCD TV technology 32" WXGA 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 46" FHD RGB 3-in-1 LED, NTSC 105%, high dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1
Small/Medium Sized Display Technology
Technology Panel Size Features
In-Cell Multi-Touch panel technologies 4.3" Thickness of 2.2mm, prototype of charge-sensing and voltage-sensing
Glass thinning technology 1.9" 0.69mm thick, 2.2g weight
2D/3D dual- image car display technology 7" 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.
AMVA-mobile technology 2.4" VGA high resolution, high contrast ratio of 3500:1, high 500-nit brightness
One Stop Shop
Applications Panel Size Features
LCD TVs 42"~65" Full HD 120Hz technology with fast response time
Desktop PC Monitors 26" CCFL backlight, 102% NTSC
20"~26" MoniTV products with HiColor technology of 92% NTSC, a complete product for work and entertainment
Notebook PCs 13.3" The world’s thinnest (2.0mm) extra-light (143g)
12.1"~15.4" White LED backlight, thinner, lighter, and environmental-protection designs
Public Information Display 42" Slim bezel design