AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), Taiwan's largest TFT-LCD manufacturer, is a sponsor participant at the FPD International 2003 in Yokohama, Japan from October 29th to October 31st. Considered as the major flat-panel display exhibition of the year, AUO will place on show its latest 46" HDTV in addition to a collection of over 30 small-medium to large sized TFT-LCD panels. Inclusive are the world's most advanced LTPS and OLED technologies for DSC and mobile phone applications, which further demonstrate the company's aggressive technological capabilities.
As LCD TV remains to be one of the major attractions at the exhibit, AUO will reveal its world's best specification 26" wide and 30" wide TFT-LCD panels on top of its latest 46" 16:9 dimensions HDTV panel. The company's latest product is impressively featured with high resolution (1920x1080), Premium MVA technology wide viewing angle with 85 degrees in all directions, high color saturation with EBU greater than 100% (72% NTSC), and widely respected as having the best qualifications of its kind with high brightness of 600 nits, high contrast ratio at 800:1, and super fast response time less than 12 ms, gray to gray.
The company will also introduce its latest technologies for numerous mobile phone and audio-video display applications. The list comprises of AUO's latest dual panel (1.8" paired with 1.1") with single backlight design and high performance color reproduction for TFT, which in its compactness is ideal for the clamshell design mobile phones. Other great attractions are a 2.7" transflective TFT-LCD panel for smart phone application and a 1.5" panel that utilizes One-Chip Solution Technology providing additional space saving advantages. Other products in a wide range of sizes on show include applications for digital still camera (DSC), digital video camera (DVC), portable DVD , and car and airplane TV. A 10.2” TFT-LCD panel with leading industrial standards best for car navigation system, car and airplane TV, and portable DVD applications, in addition to a 7" panel featured as the world's lightest, thinnest, and brightest are other highlights at the exhibition.
For desktop monitor applications, on center stage is the company's latest 17" TFT-LCD panel, which contains the world's fastest response time ever at 12 ms. This latest self-challenged breakthrough surpasses AUO's own record setting achievement of 16 ms, attained back in 2H02. In the notebook PC application field, AUO will proudly display the world's first wide-format 12.1" LCD panel, and its 15.4" wide panel, which is in major market demand. On the industrial application side, AUO promotes its latest 10.4" SVGA panel, perfect for applications such as Industrial PC (IPC), Point-Of-Sale (POS), and Automated Teller Machine (ATM).
New flat-panel display technologies being developed by AUO will also be demonstrated. Two of AUO's latest LTPS TFT-LCD panels for mobile phone will be on show, which feature 240x320 QVGA, high resolution and high density. The improved image quality allows for sophisticated viewing never before imagined. As the first company to successfully demonstrate the world's first full color active-matrix driving OLED (AMOLED) based on a-Si TFT, AUO will unveil its latest in AMOLED - a 1.93" panel for mobile phone with fully compatible TFT-LCD driving interface, ultra high contrast of over 1000:1 and response time of less than 5ms. In addition, AUO will present the world's first 50" honeycomb structure PDP with the highest luminous efficiency larger than 2.4 lm/w.
On top of the impressive array of new products, AUO's Executive Vice President, Dr. Po Yen Lu is a special guest, participating at the FPD Keynote Session on October 29th. Dr. Lu is an active part of the discussions for FPD Business Strategies envisioned by world leaders and the future of the FPD industry. Dr. David Su, head of TV Display Business Unit, is guest speaker at the FPD seminar session on the same day, to discuss LCD TV strategies and AU Optronics’ future in this vast developing market.