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AU Optronics Corp. October 2008 Consolidated Revenue Totaled NT$27.3 Billion (2008.11.06)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated October 2008 revenue of NT$27,261 million and NT$27,211 million, respectively. Caused by the current weak macro environments, AUO’s consolidated and unconsolidated October revenue decreased by 20.6% and 20.7% month-over-month, respectively. Compared to one year ago, the consolidated and unconsolidated monthly revenues both decreased by 48.7% year-over-year. 

For October 2008, shipments of large-sized panels(a) with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications totaled 6.36 million units, which led to a 9.3% decline month-over-month. In addition, demand for small-and-medium-sized panels remained robust, with shipments coming flattish sequentially and reached 22.69 million units. 

(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
October 2008 27,261 27,211
September 2008 34,322 34,296
M-o-M Growth (20.6%) (20.7%)
October 2007 53,121 53,062
Y-o-Y Growth (48.7%) (48.7%)
Jan to Oct 2008 391,439 389,650
Jan to Oct 2007 377,810 377,534
Y-o-Y Growth 3.6% 3.2%


(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.