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AU Optronics to Exhibit a Wide Array of TFT-LCD Sizes at eMEX 2007 (2008.10.17)

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) will exhibit its full lineup of TFT-LCDs for different applications at eMEX 2007 (Electronic Manufacturer Exposition China), scheduled to be held from Oct. 18 to Oct. 21 at the Suzhou International Exhibition Center, China. AUO’s exhibit highlights include 37” to 46” Full HD LCD TV panels, and 6.5” to 42” LCD panels for various general industrial display applications. 

Specifically to meet the fast-growing market demand for general industrial display applications, AUO will exhibit its full range of LCD panels ranging from 6.5” to 42” for the first time. The wide variety of product applications include ATM, POS, Kiosk, IPC (Industrial PC), marine/aviation electronics, lottery/gambling gaming machines, medical equipment, factory automation (FA), e-Signage, and Public Information Displays (PID). Currently AUO is ranked No. 2 in terms of worldwide general industrial display panel shipments (a), affirming AUO’s dedication and commitment to the market. “AUO’s capability in a wide range of different generation fabs enables us to provide customized services in terms of product size, design, and technology support to meet customers’ different needs in the general industrial display market. AUO will continue its efforts to develop business in the important China market”, said Paul Peng, VP & GM of Information Technology Display Business Group. 

AUO provides a total solution to the general industrial display market with a complete product line of high-performance, high-reliability products, as well as long-term product support. In order to meet strict industrial standards and outdoor application requirements, AUO has aggressively researched and developed related technologies. In backlight module technology, AUO has adopted long-life backlights and replaceable CCFL lamp assembly designs. The simplified structure offers benefits in easy-field maintenance, extended product usage, and cost effectiveness. In addition, AUO’s self-developed technology-- “EcoTR” (Eco Transflective) is an economical and affordable solution to increase sunlight readability and power efficiency. The technology can be utilized in outdoor applications such as ATM, POS, and Kiosk. As for wide temperature operations, AUO has successfully expanded the working temperature range of general industrial display panels through continuous material and process improvement. AUO has also developed Reverse Scan technology which can support 180 degree display rotation to avoid the gray level inversion problem occurring from lower viewing angles. 

Among the lineup of exhibits, the 12.1” panel for lottery machine, ATM, Kiosk, and POS applications features high contrast ratio, high brightness, long-life lamps, and wide temperature operations. The easily-replaceable backlight design and the Reverse Scan technology are also implemented. The 42" portrait LCD panel with AMVA technology ensures wide viewing angle and low color washout. The product is able to demonstrate good image quality in various environments and is suitable for e-Signage and Public Information Display (PID) applications at airports, stations, exhibitions, conference centers, shopping malls, department stores, amusement game centers, movie theaters or restaurants. 

AUO will also exhibit 37”, 42” and 46” LCD TV panels equipped with Full HD resolution and AMVA (Advanced MVA) technology featuring wide viewing angle, low color washout, and a high contrast ratio of 2000:1. For Desktop Monitor applications, the 24” wide-format Full HD panel is incorporated with ASPD (AUO Simulated Pulsed Driving) motion blur reduction technology and HiColor technology to produce high color saturation. The economic entry-level TN-LCD design and high-performance display technologies make this product the best choice for “MoniTV” applications. It is also the ideal display to meet consumers’ requirements for both home office and entertainment applications. In addition, AUO’s 20.1” and 22” wide-format panels with resolutions of 1680x1050 can fit two full-size A4 pages or two 800x600 resolution web pages on the screen. The display size and resolution are perfect matches for the Windows Vista operating system. 

As for Notebook PC applications, AUO will be showcasing light and power-saving LCDs equipped with LED backlights. The 13.3” LCD panel features ultra thin (thickness of 2.7mm), extra light (22g), and a super high contrast ratio (800:1). For small/medium sized products, the 7” and 8” panels for digital frame applications, and QVGA high resolution panels for mobile device applications, will also be on display. 

Note: (a) Source: DisplaySearch 2Q2007 WW Large-Area TFT-LCD Shipment Report dated Aug 7, 2007.

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