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AU Optronics Corp. Reports March 2010 Consolidated Revenue (2010.04.08)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated March 2010 revenue of NT$40,666 million, up by 24.5% from February and 83.9% year-over-year. 

In the first quarter of 2010, AUO's unaudited consolidated revenues totaled NT$111,556 million, down by a slight 2.9% quarter-over-quarter but an impressive growth of 119.9% year-over-year. 

Large-sized panel(a) shipments for March 2010, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, hit a record high, amounting to approximately 9.77 million units, an increase of 22.0% from the previous month. As for small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments reached 21.39 million units, up by 32.9% month-over-month. 

In the first quarter of 2010, large-sized panel shipments exceeded 27.22 million units, a slight decrease of 0.6% from last quarter but a significant YoY increase of 107.1%. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels in the same quarter totaled 56.99 million units, down by 5.2% quarter-over-quarter, but up by 32.7% year-over-year. 

(a) Large size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small and medium size refers to those below 10 inches.

Sales Report :(Unit: NT$ million)

Net Sales(1) (2)
Consolidated(3) Unconsolidated
March 2010 40,666 38,801
February 2010 32,666 31,182 
M-o-M Growth 24.5% 24.4%
March 2009 22,115 21,947
Y-o-Y Growth 83.9% 76.8% 
Jan to March 2010 111,556 106,242
Jan to March 2009 50,741 50,469
Y-o-Y Growth 119.9% 110.5%


(1) All figures are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Taiwan. 
(2) Monthly figures are unaudited, prepared by AU Optronics Corp.
(3) Consolidated numbers include AU Optronics Corp., AU Optronics (L) Corp., AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corp., AU Optronics (Shanghai) Corp., AU Optronics Manufacturing (Shanghai) Corp., AU Optronics (Xiamen) Corp., Darwin Precisions (L) Corp., Darwin Precisions (Suzhou) Corp., Darwin Precisions (Xiamen) Corp., Darwin Precision Corp., BriView Electronics(L) Corp., BriView Electronics Corp., BVCH Optronics (Sichuan) Corp., BriView Technology Corp., AU Optronics (Czech) s.r.o., M. Setek Co., Ltd. and its affiliates, Toppan CFI (Taiwan) Co, Ltd., Lextar Electronics Corp., and AUO Energy Taiwan Corp.




Yawen Hsiao 
Corporate Communications Division 
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