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AU Optronics January 2006 Sales Total at NT$22.2 Billion (2006.02.08)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated January 2006 monthly revenues both posted at NT$22,200 million, representing a 9.7% sequential decline. On a year-over-year comparison, January 2006 consolidated revenues increased by 74.8%, while unconsolidated net sales rose by 74.9%. 

Mr. Max Cheng, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AUO, noted that lesser working days of Chinese New Year holidays led to a decrease in AUO’s January 2006 shipments by 9.9% as compared to December 2005. 

Shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, recorded as 2.99 million units, while shipments of small- and medium-sized panels increased 8.4% sequentially to total 4.72 million units. 

(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
January 2006 22,200 22,200
December 2005 24,592 24,589
M-o-M Growth (9.7%) (9.7%)
January 2005 12,702 12,690
Y-o-Y Growth 74.8% 74.9%


(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.