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AU Optronics Corp. Reports December 2009 Consolidated Revenue (2010.01.07)

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated December 2009 revenue of NT$37,104 million, down by 3.4% from the previous month but up 151.8% from the same period last year. For the year ended December 31, 2009, unaudited consolidated revenue totaled NT$359,599 million, resulting in a 15.2% Y-o-Y decrease.

The large-sized panel(a)shipments for December 2009, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, and LCD TV, were close to 9.1 million units, a decrease of 2.4 % from November 2009. As to small and medium-sized panels, the shipments were about 15.8 million units, down by 13.7% from last month since some applications are in seasonal slowdown.

Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels for the fourth quarter of 2009 exceeded 27.37 million units, up 2.5% from last quarter, a significant Y-o-Y increase of 81.5%. Shipments for small- and medium-sized panels reached around 60.08 million units, down by 7.3% from the third quarter, but representing a Y-o-Y increase of 26.8 %.

In terms of the 2009 full-year unit shipments, large-sized panels reached 89.64 million units, up 12.5% from 2008. Meanwhile, small and medium-sized panels exceeded 228.64 million units, representing an increase of 21.6% from last 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
December 2009 37,104 35,204
November 2009 38,422 36,785 
M-o-M Growth (3.4%)  (4.3%) 
December 2008
14,735 14,684
Y-o-Y Growth 151.8% 139.7% 
Jan to Dec. 2009 359,599 350,179
Jan to Dec. 2008 423,928 421,957
Y-o-Y Growth (15.2%) (17.0%)

(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