AUO Unveils Numerous Slim, Light & Power-saving Displays for Wearable Devices to Lead Smart Mobile Life

UHD 4K ultra high resolution to enhance high-end mobile device user experience

Aug 25, 2015, 03:13 ET from AU Optronics Corporation

HSINCHU, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced numerous mobile device displays and technologies, including slim, light and power-saving displays for wearable devices, UHD 4K displays for smartphone and notebook PC, oTP-Lite (on-cell touch panel) supporting professional graphic stylus, in-cell touch panels, and a complete series of ultra high resolution car displays, all of which will be exhibition highlights at Touch Taiwan 2015.

Slimmer, Lighter and More Power-saving Wearable Device Display Technologies for Diverse Smart Life Applications

AUO leverages the features of AMOLED and transflective LCD technologies to develop various ultra slim and light displays with low power consumption for wearable devices, which satisfy user demands for their wearable devices to be power-saving, trendy in appearance, highly readable in the outdoors, and easy and comfortable to use.

AUO's 1.5 and 1.6-inch square AMOLED displays employ glass thinning method to trim the panel thickness down to just 0.45 mm. The ultra thin feature allows the smart watches to look even more stylish and sophisticated. The watch designs for men and women come in two sizes that better fit users' wrists. The 1.4-inchfull circle AMOLED display, having garnered both Gold Panel Awards 2015 and 2015 SID Best in Show Award, appears in a smooth, full circular contour combined with high resolution, ultra slim and light, wide color gamut and low power consumption features todemonstrate a classic wristwatch style. For the outdoors with direct sunlight, AUO presents 1.3-inch transflective LTPS display adopting Memory-in-Pixel technology, allowing images to be intelligible under sunlight while saving more power. When static images are displayed, the panel requires less than 1% of power consumed by conventional TFT-LCDs. The wearable devices could last for longer hours, suitable for long trips or outdoor activities such as mountain climbing.

Ultimate UHD 4K Image Quality for Upgraded High-end Mobile Device Displays

AUO extends the UHD 4K technology from large-sized TVs to smartphone and notebook PC applications to provide consumers with a perfect viewing experience, and sets the par for UHD 4K screens to be applied on high-end mobile devices. AUO's 6-inch UHD 4K ultra high resolution smartphone display has an ultra high pixel density of 737 PPI, capable of manifesting images in remarkably sharp details and depth, and singles out even one thread of hair. With high brightness and wide color gamut, the display exhibits even more bright, saturated colors with high contrast. AUO's 17.3-inch UHD 4K ultra high resolution display for notebook PC has pixel density of 255 PPI and high color saturation of 100% Adobe RGB to deliver even more precise colors and exquisite image depth. Equipped with AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle) technology, the display retains its exceptional image quality when viewing from different angles.

Integrated Touch Solutions for Much Easier Operation and Convenience

AUO offers a complete portfolio of integrated touch solutions for all kinds of mobile devices. In terms of notebook PC applications, AUO will showcase 12.5-inch and 14-inch oTP-Lite. Without the presence of the cover lens, the devices are lighter for users to carry around more easily. In particular, the 14-inch oTP-Lite is capable of supporting professional graphic stylus. Users can write, draw or mark fluently and with precision, making operation more intuitive. AUO will also present in-cell touch panels for smartphones, including the 5-inch self-capacitance in-cell touch panel employing a-Si TFT-LCD and 5.2-inch Full HD in-cell touch panel adopting LTPS process technology.

Complete Series of High Performance Car Displays to Reform Driving Experience

AUO provides a full lineup of car displays with high resolution, wide color gamut, wide viewing angle and high weather tolerance, meeting the high specifications of the automotive before-market applications. AUO will exhibit 12.3-inch LCD for instrument cluster with the world's highest resolution(*), 8 to 10.1-inch high resolution LCD panels for center information display, and 8-inch oTP (on-cell touch panel). AUO is capable of supporting all kinds of vehicle telematics and advanced driver assistance systems with its full array of car display solutions, so that drivers can easily retrieve all sorts of car information to significantly increase safety, and passengers can also enjoy a variety of entertainment systems with ease.

In terms of advanced technologies, AUO will debut the 5-inch bendable AMOLED technology achieved by adopting plastic substrate processing. Integrating AUO's specially designed sensor, users can bend the panel intuitively to manipulate the size and direction of the display active area. Different from conventional touch functions, this bendable panel has revolutionized the operation interface and human-device interaction of display devices.

* Based on the available market research information as of August 25, 2015.

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ABOUT AU OPTRONICS

AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one of the world's leading providers of optoelectronic solutions. AUO offers a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications ranging from 1.4 inches to 85 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 currently has 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 from 2010 to 2014. AUO generated consolidated revenues of NT$408.18 billion in 2014. For more information, please visit AUO.com.

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 March 24th, 2015.

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