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AU Optronics Corp. August 2008 Consolidated Revenue Totaled NT$37.1 Billion (2008.09.08)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its August 2008 revenue with preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated basis of NT$37,097 million and NT$37,072 million respectively. It represented 13.6% and 14.2% sequential growth, yet 15.9% year-over-year decrease. 

Shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications for August 2008 totaled 7.3 million units, increased by 12.6% sequentially. Small-and-medium-sized panel shipments broke the twenty-million mark and totaled 20.8 million units, a 17.7% month-over-month 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
August 2008 37,097 37,072
July 2008 32,654 32,460
M-o-M Growth 13.6% 14.2%
August 2007 44,105 44,079
Y-o-Y Growth (15.9%) (15.9%)
Jan to Aug 2008 329,856 328,143
Jan to Aug 2007 270,960 270,801
Y-o-Y Growth 21.7% 21.2%

(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.