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AU Optronics Corp. Reports January 2009 Consolidated Revenue (2009.02.09)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated January 2009 revenue of NT$13,245 million and NT$13,199 million, both down by 10.1% from December 2008 and down by 71.9% from January 2008. 

Due to fewer working days caused by Lunar New Year, large-sized panel(a) shipments for January 2009, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications totaled 3.23 million units, a 23.5% M-o-M drop. As to small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments reached over 9.63 million units, a slight 2.2% sequential decrease. 

(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
January 2009 13,245  13,199
December 2008 14,735  14,684
M-o-M Growth (10.1%) (10.1%)
January 2008 47,097 47,052
Y-o-Y Growth (71.9%) (71.9%)

(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. and AU Optronics (Czech) s.r.o.