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AU Optronics Corp. September 2006 Sales Set Record High at NT$27.9 Billion (2006.10.05)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced preliminary consolidated September 2006 revenue of NT$27,895 million and unconsolidated net sales of NT$27,891 million, both increasing 19.7% sequentially. On a year-over-year comparison, both consolidated and unconsolidated revenues of September 2006 increased by 27.2%. 

For the three months ended September 30, 2006, preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated revenues totaled NT$71,313 million and NT$71,306 million respectively, both representing 17.1% Q-o-Q growth. 

Driven primarily by shipments of large-sized panels(a) for applications used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and general display applications, the new record reached a high of 4.74 million, a 12.7% increase from August 2006. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels also reached historical highs on seasonal strength to total 8.22 million, an 18.4 % growth M-o-M. 

Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels for the third quarter reached 12.63 million, a 24.6% sequential increase, while shipments for small- and medium-sized panels posted a 15.1% growth Q-o-Q to reach 20.80 million. 

(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
September 2006 27,895 27,891
August 2006 23,308 23,306
M-o-M Growth 19.7% 19.7%
September 2005 21,935 21,934
Y-o-Y Growth 27.2% 27.2%
Jan to September 2006 198,461 198,427
Jan to September 2005 144,589 144,510
Y-o-Y Growth 37.3% 37.3%



(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.