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AUO's 1.4-inch Full Circle AMOLED Display Honored with 2015 SID Best in Show Award (2015.06.04)

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) announced today that it has obtained 2015 SID Best in Show Award with its 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display. The award was conferred by the Society for Information Display (SID) during Display Week 2015. AUO again shone in the international arena by garnering the award for its innovative and R&D capabilities in mobile device displays.

AUO's 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display has ultra low power consumption that meets the power-saving demand for wearable devices.

The SID Best in Show award winner is selected each year by the SID expert committee to honor the most recognized new product and technology demonstrated in the exhibition. AUO's 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display, with its 400 x 400 high resolution, ultra slim and light, wide color gamut and low power consumption features, was acknowledged for being able to meet the trends of wearable devices. AUO stood out among over 200 exhibitors worldwide to obtain the award, demonstrating the Company's leadership position and global influence in display technologies.

“We are deeply honored that the 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display has been selected for SID Best in Show Award,” said F.C. Hsiang, Executive VP & GM of AUO's Mobile Solutions Business Group. "This acknowledgement proves AUO's leading R&D capabilities and product competence of AMOLED. AUO will continue to achieve breakthroughs and aim to develop the most advanced display technologies to provide customers with higher added values and a wider choice of product portfolio.”

AUO has successfully mass produced 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display. By applying special cut and driver IC design, the display area reveals a full circular shape. To meet the demand for low power consumption on wearable devices, AUO leverages AMOLED's self-emissive nature and combines its self-developed driver circuit to achieve more than two times the duration of other smartwatches currently in the market under light mode, showing off its impressive power-saving strength. The 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display has a sleek contour, and is super slim, light and power-saving, fit for smartwatches. Personal fitness, medical, mobile payment, and identification functions can be integrated into the displays to offer a trendy, convenient and comfortable user experience.

As the development of wearable devices matures and flourishes with more applications, in addition to the 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display, AUO has also presented 1.5 and 1.6-inch square AMOLED displays, and many other types of LCD products to meet customers' diverse demands. AUO will continue to develop the best display technologies possible for wearable devices, incorporating features including slim and light, power-saving, narrow bezel, integrated touch function, and readability under the sun to bring more convenience for smart mobile life.