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AU Optronics Corp. Reports March 2009 Consolidated Revenue (2009.04.07)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated March 2009 revenue of NT$22,107 million and NT$21,937 million, up 43.7% and 43.2% respectively from February 2009. In terms of Y-o-Y comparison, they were down by 53.0% and 53.1% respectively. 

In the first quarter of 2009, AUO’s unaudited consolidated and unconsolidated revenues totaled NT$50,733 million and NT$50,459 million. It represented a 15.1% and 15.2% Q-o-Q decrease, and a 62.9% and 63.0% Y-o-Y decrease. 

Large-sized panel(a) shipments for March 2009, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, exceeded 5.93 million units, a substantial 48.8% M-o-M increase. As to small- and medium-sized panels, the shipments reached over 19.29 million units, also a significant 37.8% sequential increase. 

In the first quarter of 2009, large-sized panel shipments reached 13.15 million units, a 12.8% Q-o-Q and a 40.3 %Y-o-Y decrease. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels in the same quarter totaled 42.93 million units, down by 9.4% from last quarter, but a 13.9% Y-o-Y increase. 

(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 2009 22,107 21,937
February 2009 15,381 15,323
M-o-M Growth 43.7% 43.2%
March 2008 47,059 46,761
Y-o-Y Growth (53.0%) (53.1%)
Jan to March 2009 50,733 50,459
Jan to March 2008 136,630 136,239
Y-o-Y Growth (62.9%) (63.0%)


(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) Corporation, AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corporation, AU Optronics (Shanghai) Corporation, Tech - Well (Shanghai) Display Co., AU Optronics (Xiamen) Corp., Darwin Precisions (L) Corp., Toppan CFI (Taiwan) Co, Ltd., AU Optronics (Czech) s.r.o. and Lextar Electronics Corp.