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AUO Showcases the World's First Deadzone-Free Naked Eye 3D Panel

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

AUO Showcases the World's First Deadzone-Free Naked Eye 3D Panel05:13 EDT Wednesday, November 03, 2010HSINCHU, Taiwan, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) announced today that the Company will showcase the world's first deadzone-free naked eye 3D notebook panel at FPD International 2010.  AUO combines lenticular lens 3D technology with SuperD's naked eye 3D solution to create deadzone-free 15.6" notebook and 10.1" tablet PC 3D panels that do not require the use of special glasses.  This technology will provide consumers with a more convenient and comfortable 3D viewing experience.With an eye-tracking system that captures viewers' eyeball movements, AUO's deadzone-free naked eye 3D technology overcomes the confined viewing angles of conventional 3D displays. Regardless of location, the viewers will be able to perceive 3D images of equally high quality.  Not only will there be better 3D images to see, the audience will also feel much more comfortable not having to be confined by viewing angles. The new 3D panels deliver high brightness and Moire-free image quality. Both 2D and 3D modes can operate concurrently on the same display, and the viewer can switch back and forth between the two modes while retaining high resolution.  The audience can still read clearly the text as they enjoy the visually stunning 3D images.  This development satisfies an essential need felt by all users of 3D information displays.At this year's FPD International 2010, AUO will showcase the world's first deadzone-free naked eye 3D displays, including the 15.6" Full HD and 10.1" WXGA panels. They will be suitable for notebook and tablet PC displays and will be expected to be mass produced beginning in the third quarter of 2011.AUO has dedicated itself fully to the development of 3D display technologies.  The efforts include the early deployment of patents, such as the acquisition of lenticular lens 3D display solution from Ocuity.  In addition, AUO has collaborated with SuperD, the leading naked eye 3D solution provider, to introduce SuperD naked eye 3D solution in 3D panels.  AUO will invest HK$60 million in SuperD and acquire 10% of its shareholding.  Together, AUO and SuperD will work to enhance 3D display technologies and to improve production capabilities for the advancement of naked eye 3D information display technology.  The naked eye 3D technology will be applied to PC and other display panels to readily deliver clear and vivid 3D images, with no special glasses needed to enjoy a lifelike 3D world. ABOUT AU OPTRONICSAU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is a global leader 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 NT$359.3 billion (US$11.2 billion) in sales revenue* in 2009 and now houses a staff of more than 42,000 employees, with global operations in Taiwan, Mainland China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the U.S., and Europe. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to be successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). AUO extended its market to the green energy industry in late 2008. The Display and Solar businesses were established respectively as the Company's two core businesses in October, 2010. For more information, please visit AUO.com.* 2009 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD31.95: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 May 11th, 2010.For more information, please contact:Freda LeeCorporate Communications DivisionAU Optronics Corp.Tel:  +886-3-5008800 ext 3206Fax: +886-3-5772730Email: freda.lee@auo.comYawen HsiaoCorporate Communications DivisionAU Optronics Corp.Tel: +886-3-5008800 ext 3211Fax: +886-3-5772730yawen.hsiao@auo.comSOURCE AU Optronics CorporationFor further information: Freda Lee, AU Optronics Corp., Corporate Communications Division at +886-3-5008800 x3206, +886-3-5772730(FAX) or freda.lee@auo.com; Yawen Hsiao, AU Optronics Corp., Corporate Communications Division at +886-3-5008800 x3211, +886-3-5772730(FAX) or yawen.hsiao@auo.com