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AUO January 2004 Consolidated Revenues Totaled NT$12.9 Billion (2004.02.05)
Hsinchu, Taiwan

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced unaudited consolidated net sales of NT$12,916 million for January 2004, the ninth consecutive month of record revenues. Unaudited unconsolidated net sales of NT$12,135 million was reported for the month

Despite Lunar New Year holidays and routine TaiPower annual maintenance at certain fabs, large-size TFT-LCD panel shipment in January 2004, inclusive of desktop monitors, notebook, LCD TV, and other applications, reached 1.3 million in January 2004, up 5.6% sequentially. The 11th straight month of record large panel shipment is primarily contributed by enhancing yields of AUO's Gen. 5 production facility (Fab L8A). Unit shipment for small and medium size panels in January 2004 continued to experience seasonal decline in digital camera applications, down 12.5% from December 2003 to 1.5 million.

Consolidated revenues rose 8.9% M-o-M and 126.7% Y-o-Y, while unconsolidated net sales increased 8.7% and 127.0%, M-o-M and Y-o-Y, respectively.

Sales Report: (Unit: NT$ million)


Net Sales Revenues(1) (2) Consolidated(3)  Unconsolidated
January 2004 12,916 12,135
December 2003 11,856 11,164
M-o-M Growth 8.9% 8.7%
January 2003 5,697 5,346
Y-o-Y Growth 126.7% 127.0%

(1): All figures are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Taiwan.
(2): Year 2004 figures and all consolidated numbers have not been audited, prepared by AU Optronics Corp.
(3): Including only AU Optronics Corporation ("AUT"), AU Optronics (Lauban) Corporation ("AUL"), and AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corporation ("AUS").