AUO to Exhibit Super Slim, Extra Light, Narrow Bezel, and Transparent Display Applications, and Full Lineup of OGS Total Solutions at Touch Taiwan 2012

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- The world's leading provider of display total solutions, AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), announced that it will participate in Touch Taiwan 2012 from August 29 to 31 and bring a full lineup of advanced display technologies and product total solutions. AUO is not only consistently dedicated to innovating display technologies, but also to aggressively developing high value-added products and applications. The exhibition highlights in the show, including a large video wall assembled by the world's narrowest(*) nine 46" high resolution super narrow bezel panels, the 50" Full HD transparent display with application on vending machine, the world's first commercially available 55" 4K by 2K 2D/3D switchable TV display, the new size 50" Full HD 3D TV display with super narrow bezel, and a series of One-Glass-Solution (OGS) touch solutions ranging from 4.7" to 27" will be presented. For mobile device applications, AUO will demonstrate a series of high resolution smartphone displays and Full HD high resolution Ultra Notebook displays with slimmer and lighter designs.

Mr. Paul Peng, President of AUO, also the Chairman of Taiwan Display Union Association (TDUA), will give a speech titled "New Perspectives on All-Win Cooperation among Taiwan, Japan, and China".  Mr. Fred Hsieh, AUO's Vice President and General Manager of Touch Solutions Business Group, will also deliver a speech titled "AUO Leading through Display Innovation" at FPD International Taiwan 2012 Seminar on August 30.

Public Information Displays Showing Innovative Value-added Applications

AUO has made remarkable developments in the public information displays (PID) market in recent years.  AUO's PID products not only have been applied in many international airports, but also its 65" Photo-Sensor In-Cell Touch E-boards have been adopted by various education markets. By showcasing its innovative and integrated technology strengths, AUO presents the 138" high resolution video wall assembled by nine 46" high resolution super narrow bezel panels in the exhibition. Its bezel-to-bezel distance of 5mm is currently the world's narrowest (*).

Another highlight of the show includes the 50" FHD transparent display applied on a vending machine. Featuring high transparency and high color saturation, the transparent panel  makes the merchandises inside the vending machine even more visible. With the integration of touch functions and multi-media contents, the merchandises could be displayed together with vivid and colorful product information. The transparent display will be suitable for various kinds of commercial display applications in the future, capturing the attention of consumers with its innovative features.

Diverse Applications of Leading Glasses-Free 3D Display Technology

AUO's Glasses-Free 3D display applications are in the leading position in the market. AUO will showcase the first commercially available 55" 4K by 2K 2D/3D switchable TV display featuring 2D and 3D switchable and mixed mode.  The panel features a 4K x 2K (or "quad-HD") resolution of 3840 x 2160 in 2D mode and provides the most vivid and lifelike high resolution 3D images.  With the high contrast ratio of 5000:1, it is able to present the most detailed color gradation.

In addition, AUO's 24" Glasses-Free 3D display panel for All-In-One PC features the Dead-Zone Free 3D solution combining the switchable lens technology with the face-tracking system. It could offer users to view both 2D and 3D images on the same display simultaneously.

Super Narrow Bezel 3D TV Display to Enjoy "Boundless Views, Lively Up Close"

AUO continues to offer value-added applications by its leading position in the pattern retarder 3D technology.  AUO will exhibit the Super Narrow Bezel 50" FHD 3D TV display, also a brand new size, to provide customers with more choices.  The single side of the super narrow bezel is only 5mm wide. Viewers are able to enjoy boundless, spectacular, and vivid 3D images.

A Full Lineup of One-Glass-Solution (OGS) Touch Solutions

AUO has successfully developed the One-Glass-Solution (OGS) touch solutions and will debut a series of OGS touch solutions ranging from 4.7" to 27" for smartphone, tablet, ultra notebook, and desktop monitor applications.  AUO's 13.3", 11.6", and 10.1" OGS touch panels are currently commercialized.  The 13.3" AHVA OGS touch panel for ultra notebook display features Full HD high resolution and ultra wide viewing angle, as well as ultra slim and edge-to-edge designs. AUO will also showcase its latest OGS touch technology, including a 4.7" Convex Surface technology, not only reinforcing the strength of the glass, but also with design aesthetic. With its border width as narrow as 0.8mm, the 4.7" Super Narrow Border OGS technology is another leading technology of the industry and will also be on display.

A Series of High Resolution and Light & Slim Ultra Notebook Display

AUO has been in a leading position in the development of ultra slim notebook displays. The 10.1", 13.3" and 15.6" Ultra Notebook displays featuring ultra slim, light, and high resolution will be showcased. Among them, the 13.3" Super Ultra Slim panel is as slim as 2.15mm with a weight of just 185g.  Other than featuring slim and light, AUO's 15.6" and 10.1" Ultra Notebook displays are equipped with high resolution, wide viewing angle and high color saturation.

Ultra-High Resolution, Light, and Slim of Smartphone Display Panels

The size of panels applied to smartphones is getting larger, and on top of that, equipped with high resolution and light-weight designs. AUO demonstrates the 5.3" Ultra Slim Hyper-LCD smartphone display with Hyper LCD manufacturing technology to replace LTPS. It features qHD high-resolution and narrow border design.  The module thickness is only 1.2mm with super light weight of only 12.5g, making it more convenient for users to carry.  In addition, AUO's 4.46" smartphone display panel with wide viewing angle and HD 720 high resolution (329 PPI) will be also on display at the exhibition.

The next generation technology in display - AMOLED displays will be presented in the exhibition. The 4.3" qHD high resolution AMOLED display features 257 PPI, low power consumption, and true colors, suitable for smartphone and mobile device applications. Besides, AUO will demonstrate the 6" transparent AMOLED with a transparency rate of over 35% and a high light transmission.

* Based on the available market research information as of August 27, 2012, it is currently the world's narrowest bezel among the commercially available items in the market.

AUO photos can be downloaded at the Company's website:

http://auo.com/?sn=479&lang=en-US

Any use of photographs must cite the source thereof is from AU Optronics Corporation

ABOUT AU OPTRONICS

AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one ofthe world's leading providers of display and solar total solutions. AUO offers a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications ranging from 1.2 inches to 71 inches. Based on its profound R&D and manufacturing experience, AUO continues to develop advanced display technologies of the next generation. AUO extended its market to the green energy industry in 2008. By building a vertically integrated high-efficiency solar value chain, AUO provides its customers with high-efficiency solar solutions. AUO now houses a staff of more than 45,000 employees, with global operations in Taiwan, Mainland China, the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Singapore, the Netherlands, Czech and Slovakia. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to be successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). AUO has also been named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two consecutive years from 2010 to 2011. AUO generated NT$379.7 billion (US$ 12.54 billion) in sales revenue in 2011. For more information, please visit AUO.com.

* 2011 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD30.27:USD1.

Safe Harbour Notice

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), a global leader of TFT-LCD panels, today announced the above news. Except for statements in respect of historical matters, the statements contained in this Release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements were based on our management's expectations, projections and beliefs at the time regarding matters including, among other things, future revenues and costs, financial performance, technology changes, capacity, utilization rates, yields, process and geographical diversification, future expansion plans and business strategy. Such forward looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including risks related to the flat panel display industry, the TFT-LCD market, acceptance of and demand for our products, technological and development risks, competitive factors, and other risks described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27th, 2012.


SOURCE AU Optronics Corporation



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