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AU Optronics Corp. Reports September 2010 Consolidated Revenue (2010.10.05)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated September 2010 revenue of NT$41,986 million, down by 3.6% month-over-month but up 2.5% year-over-year.

Large-sized panel (a) shipments for September 2010, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, totaled around 9.51 million units, down by 4% from the previous month. As for small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments amounted to nearly 20.14 million units, up by 11% month-over-month.  

Due to customers' inventory adjustments and weaker-than-expected panel prices, AUO's consolidated revenues in the third quarter of 2010 fell 3.3% quarter-over-quarter to NT$124,403 million. Compared to the same quarter a year ago, this figure suggests a year-over-year increase of 11.8%.

In the third quarter of 2010, large-sized panel shipments reached 28.67 million units, with a decrease of 3.2% from the last quarter but an increase of 7.4% year-over-year. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels in the same quarter reached around 55.59 million units, up by 0.3% quarter-over-quarter but down by 14.2% year-over-year.

(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 2010 41,986
August 2010 43,545 41,684
M-o-M Growth (3.6%) (4.2%)
September 2009 40,978 39,446
Y-o-Y Growth 2.5% 1.3%
Jan. to Sep. 2010 364,553 347,096
Jan. to Sep. 2009 244,470 240,115
Y-o-Y Growth
49.1% 44.6%

(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) Corp. and its affiliates, Darwin Precision Corp. and its affiliates, BriView Electronics Corp., Toppan CFI (Taiwan) Co, Ltd., and AUO Energy Taiwan Corp. Revenue of Lextar Electronics Corp. and its affiliates is no longer included in the consolidated numbers starting from this July.