AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), one of the world's leading providers of optoelectronic solutions.
AUO was formed in September 2001 by the merger of Acer Display Technology, Inc. (the former of AUO, established in 1996) and Unipac Optoelectronics Corporation. In October 2006, AUO acquired Quanta Display Inc. AUO has thus been operating production lines of various generations, capable of offering TFT-LCD panels from small to large sizes. AUO was also the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to have been successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). AUO extended its market to the green energy industry in 2008 to provide customers with high efficiency solar solutions.
AUO generated NT$360.3 billion in sales revenue in 2015 (US$10.9 billion) and now houses a staff of more than 45,000 throughout its global operations spreading across Taiwan, Mainland China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the United States, and Europe.
Display Innovations to Enrich Life with new Visual Experiences
The demand for new ways of enriching user interaction grows hand in hand with the desire for rich, immersive visual stimulation. AUO has utilized diverse applications and technologies, including ultra high resolution, high color saturation, curved display, AMOLED, integrated touch solutions and super narrow bezel, to transform people's visual experiences through our displays. Every technological advancement effort we make is to meet your demands. Fabrication plants from Gen 3.5, Gen 4, Gen 4.5, Gen 5, Gen 6, Gen 7.5 to Gen 8.5 have been established to develop a full lineup of applications, offering TFT-LCD panels in sizes ranging from 1.2 inches to 85 inches.
AUO's large-sized TFT-LCD panels hold a global market share of 15.2% (*). The Company is dedicated to providing its customers with innovative, high value-added product portfolios. Its full array of production lines are flexibly employed to develop all kinds of display applications, ensuring the Company to stay one step ahead with business opportunities secured and synergies achieved.
AUO owns a myriad of patents for its R&D efforts and was included in the 2013/2014 Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index. As of October 2016, AUO owns more than 15,300 patents worldwide, as well as over 21,900 patent applications.
High Efficiency Solar Solutions
AUO has forged a vertically integrated high-efficiency solar value chain, from ingot to system production, with its manufacturing excellence and co-operations with strategic partners. By practicing the "Global Operation, Local Delivery" strategy, customers worldwide could be offered solar module products nearby from Europe, Taiwan, and the United States. Various solar utility projects have also been successfully completed around the world.
We have also established sales channel networks in Europe, the Americas, Asia and other emerging markets to offer customers timely local support and high efficiency, reliable solar solutions globally for residential, commercial and utility markets.
Low-carbon Initiatives for Sustainable Environment
AUO has been dedicated to the protection of the environment from the very beginning of product development and was the first to have introduced the energy management platform. The endeavors made the Company the world’s first manufacturer to have acquired ISO 50001 energy management certification and ISO 14045 eco-efficiency assessment of product systems verification. AUO was named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for six consecutive years, marking significant milestones for the industry.
* Source: IHS Technology Monthly TFT-LCD Shipment Report, January 2016