The large-sized panel (a) shipments for
Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels for the fourth quarter of 2009 exceeded 27.37 million units, up 2.5% from last quarter, a significant Y-o-Y increase of 81.5%. Shipments for small- and medium-sized panels reached around 60.08 million units, down by 7.3% from the third quarter, but representing a Y-o-Y increase of 26.8 %.
In terms of the 2009 full-year unit shipments, large-sized panels reached 89.64 million units, up 12.5% from 2008. Meanwhile, small and medium-sized panels exceeded 228.64 million units, representing an increase of 21.6% from last year.
(a) Large-size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small and medium size refers to those below 10 inches
Sales Report: (Unit: NT$ million) Net Sales(1) (2) Consolidated(3) Unconsolidated December 2009 37,104 35,204 November 2009 38,422 36,785 M-o-M Growth (3.4%) (4.3%) December 2008 14,735 14,684 Y-o-Y Growth 151.8% 139.7% Jan to Dec. 2009 359,599 350,179 Jan to Dec. 2008 423,928 421,957 Y-o-Y Growth (15.2%) (17.0%) (1) All figures are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Taiwan. (2) Monthly figures are unaudited, prepared by AU Optronics Corp. (3) Consolidated numbers include AU Optronics Corp., AU Optronics (L) Corp., AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corp., AU Optronics (Shanghai) Corp., AU Optronics Manufacturing (Shanghai) Corp., AU Optronics (Xiamen) Corp., Darwin Precisions (L) Corp., Darwin Precisions (Suzhou) Corp., Darwin Precisions (Xiamen) Corp., Darwin Precision Corp., BriView Electronics(L) Corp., BriView Electronics Corp., BVCH Optronics (Sichuan) Corp., BriView Technology Corp., AU Optronics (Czech) s.r.o., M. Setek Co., Ltd. and its affiliates, Toppan CFI (Taiwan) Co, Ltd., Lextar Electronics Corp., and AUO Energy Taiwan Corp.
About AU Optronics
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is a worldwide top three manufacturer* of thin
film transistor liquid crystal display panels (TFT-LCD). AUO is able to
provide customers with a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive
applications, offering TFT-LCD panels in sizes ranging from 1.2 inches to
greater than 65 inches. AUO generated
* DisplaySearch 3Q2009 WW Large-Area TFT-LCD Shipment Report. This data is
used as reference only and AUO does not make any endorsement or representation
in connection therewith. 2008 year end revenue converted by an exchange rate
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