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AU Optronics Corp. October 2006 Sales Set Record High at NT$33.3 Billion (2006.11.06)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced another record month for October 2006 based on preliminary consolidated revenues and unit shipments after its successful merger with Quanta Display Inc (QDI). AUO's preliminary consolidated October 2006 revenue of NT$33,270 million and unconsolidated net sales of NT$33,273 million both broke the NT$30 billion mark for the first time and rose 19.3% sequentially. On a year-over-year comparison, consolidated and unconsolidated revenues of October 2006 increased by 38.6% and 38.7% respectively. 

Increased primarily by the capacity of QDI, shipments of large-sized panels(a) for applications used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and general display applications, broke the five-million mark and set a new record of 5.80 million, a 22.4% increase from September 2006. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels also broke the nine-million mark and hit a historical high to total 9.06 million, a 10.3% sequential growth. 

(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 2006 33,270 33,273
September 2006 27,895 27,891
M-o-M Growth 19.3% 19.3%
October 2005 24,000 23,991
Y-o-Y Growth 38.6% 38.7%
Jan to Oct 2006 231,731 231,700
Jan to Oct 2005 168,589 168,501
Y-o-Y Growth 37.5% 37.5%

(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, and AU Optronics (Shanghai) Corporation.