In response to the coming era of 4K Ultra HD, AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced that its OLED panel jointly developed with Sony Corporation (Sony) is used in Sony's prototype 4K OLED TV which is on display at 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The 56-inch 4K OLED TV Panel is the world's first and largest(*) OLED TV panel in size, and is the first in the world(*) to have achieved 4K (3840X2160) resolution. Having successfully strengthened its 4K Ultra HD technology, AUO is also showcasing several large-sized 4K Ultra HD TV panels during CES to meet the trend for super large TV.
“AUO announced its 14-inch Full HD OLED TV panel in 2009, and in 2011 showcased 32-inch Full HD OLED TV that was only 3mm thick. We are delighted to have successfully assisted our customer in developing the world's largest 56-inch 4K OLED TV panel. With the combination of AUO's long-term dedication in technology R&D and brand customers' know-how of market trends, we believe that the time will come for the commercial production of large-sized OLED TV.” said Mr. Paul Peng, President of AU Optronics.
During CES, AUO will invite specific customers to see its 65-inch 4K Ultra HD LCD TV panel, which not only realizes an ultra fine 4K resolution, but also has a super narrow bezel less than 10mm for viewers to enjoy nearly boundless, spectacular, and excellent viewing experiences.
In addition, AUO's 55-inch 4K Ultra HD LCD TV panel is equipped with Wide Color Gamut (WCG) technology for color saturation as high as NTSC 96%. The panel features a 4K resolution of 3840x2160, capable of presenting the most vivid and lifelike images, recovering their true colors.
AUO has devoted itself to continuously developing advanced panel technologies to provide customers with various product choices. In terms of the large-sized 4K Ultra HD image technology, AUO has developed several value-added products, including 65-inch 4K LCD TV panel with super narrow bezel, and 55-inch 4K LCD TV panel with Wide Color Gamut. All of the products will be able to support brand customers in meeting the diverse product demands in different market segments.
* Based on the available market research information as of January 9, 2013.