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AU Optronics Corp. March 2008 Consolidated Revenue Totaled NT$47.1 Billion (2008.04.08)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its March 2008 revenue with preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated basis of NT$47,060 million and NT$46,761 million. It represented 10.8% and 10.2% sequential increase, and 59.1% and 58.2% year-over-year growth. 

In the first quarter of 2008, AUO’s unaudited consolidated and unconsolidated revenues totaled NT$136,631 million and NT$136,239 million. It represented quarter-over-quarter decline of 12.1% and 12.2%, and year-over-year growth of 69.3% and 68.8%. 

Shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications for March 2008 totaled 8.0 million units, increased by 18.1% sequentially. Small-and-medium-sized panel shipments reached 13.6 million units, an 11.9% month-over-month increase. 

Large-sized panel shipments for the first quarter of 2008 were 22.0 million, a mild 5.1% Q-o-Q decrease and 38.1% Y-o-Y increase. Small- and medium-sized panel shipments for the first quarter of 2008 totaled 37.7 million units, representing 21.5% Q-o-Q decrease but improved significantly by 70.3% Y-o-Y. 

(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 2008 47,060 46,761
February 2008 42,474 42,426
M-o-M Growth 10.8% 10.2%
March 2007 29,572 29,566
Y-o-Y Growth 59.1% 58.2%
Jan to Mar 2008 136,631 136,239
Jan to Mar 2007  80,720 80,694
Y-o-Y Growth 69.3% 68.8%

(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. and Toppan CFI (Taiwan) Co, Ltd.