AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), one of the world's largest manufacturers of TFT-LCD modules, will exhibit its broad range of flat-panel displays for the first time at LCD/PDP International 2002, October 30 to November 1, held at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.
The exhibition marks AUO's achievements in new product and advanced technology developments. During the exhibition, AU Optronics will showcase various TFT-LCD panels, ranging from 1.5 to 20.1 inches, to emphasize the company's complete product scope. Major exhibits include a series of newly developed products: for monitor applications, a 20.1-inch UXGA panel with Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment (MVA) technology as well as a 19-inch SXGA panel with MVA technology and high contrast ratio (600:1) will be demonstrated. As for notebook PC applications, a 15.2-inch WSXGA panel with wide view angle and high brightness (200 nits), and a 14.1-inch XGA module of light weight (385g), ultra-thin design (4.8 mm thickness), and high brightness (200 nits) will be launched. In addition, a new 8.4-inch SVGA panel for table PC will also be displayed. Integrated with a digitizer, this product provides fast response time, wide view angle, and high resolution.
For consumer electronics applications, AU Optronics will showcase both 3.5-inch and 3.8-inch reflective TFT-LCD panels of high image quality and high reflectance designed for PDA, 1.93-inch transmissive and 2-inch transflective TFT-LCD panels for mobile phone, and a 7-inch module of wide screen (16:9) for car navigation. For LCD TV applications, the company will exhibit a 20.1-inch SVGA TFT-LCD module of full color displays (16.7 M colors), high contrast ration (500:1) and high response time (16 ms). The company has recently begun mass production of the product this October. Other applications for AUO¡¦s featured products include digital still cameras (DSC) and digital video cameras (DVC).
New product technologies will also be demonstrated including the world's first 4-inch full-color active matrix OLED (AMOLED) based on amorphous-silicon thin film transistors, a 4-inch LTPS OLED based on AUO¡¦s own LTPS technology, 3.8-inch and 1.5-inch LTPS TFT LCD modules, as well as 42-inch and 50-inch color plasma displays.
AU Optronics will also participate in the Technical Session and Seminars held jointly with the exhibition. At the Technical Session on October 30, Dr. JJ Lih, Director of AUO's OLED division, will present the topic of "Active Matrix OLED Based on a-Si TFT" to demonstrate AUO's rapid development and leading technologies in OLED. At the Seminar on November 1, David Su, Vice President of the company¡¦s Audio Video Displays Business Unit, will lecture the topic of "The TFT-LCD TV Development in Taiwan".
By participating in this exhibition, AU Optronics aims to demonstrate its product scope and advanced technologies to enhance its leading position in the flat-panel display industry. The company will continue its efforts on next-generation products and research and development to ensure its competitive strengths.