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AUO to Exhibit a Full Lineup of 3D Panel Solutions at Shenzhen's CODE 2011

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

AUO to Exhibit a Full Lineup of 3D Panel Solutions at Shenzhen's CODE 201121:57 EDT Wednesday, May 04, 2011HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) announced today that it will make its debut at China Optoelectronics Display Expo & China International TV Festival 2011 (CODE & CTVF 2011) in Shenzhen from May 6-8 and present its full lineup of innovative applications in 3D display technology and 3D LCD TV panels. Dr. Frank Ko, AUO's Vice President & GM of TV Display Business Group, will deliver a speech titled "AUO Super 3D -- Innovative Displays Lead the Future" at Foreign Countries and Domestic FPD industry CEO Summit.AUO's main emphasis this year is on "Super 3D Panel Solutions", spotlighting how more interactive and innovative the applications of its 3D LCD panels can be for consumers. The exhibition highlights will be a full lineup of 3D TV panel with Glass Pattern Retarder (GPR) technology, a large-sized interactive 3D touch display with video-game applications, and a series of glasses-free 3D displays for various applications to showcase AUO's innovation and breakthrough in its 3D technology. AUO will also present its full lineup of 21:9 Cinema Scope HD (CSHD) 3D TV LCD panel, 65" Full HD interactive E-board, and 58" 21:9 CSHD vertical public information display to offer customers with the latest and high value-added 3D displays and diverse applications.The World's Largest 71" 21:9 Ultra Wide Screen 3D LCD TV Panel With Stunning Visual ExperiencesAUO continues to integrate the leading 3D display technology and offer more complete 3D total solutions. Adopting the GPR technology, AUO will exhibit the whole series of 3D TV panels from 46" to 71" with the advantages of healthy comfort and high brightness. This series not only have less crosstalk to avoid dizziness, but also have wider viewing angles to allow more people to experience the visual effect. Already in mass production, the world's largest 71" 21:9 CSHD 3D LCD TV panel is designed with 21:9 ultra-wide screen, offers viewers wider visual angles and its smart application brings viewers a lifelike stereoscopic world and a more delightful image ratio.In response to the growing demand of interactive 3D multimedia, AUO has combined its 65" full HD 3D display with an advanced and accurate 3D interactive solution to provide a superlative gaming experience. The 3D interactive display solution is utilizing the TOF (Time-of-Flight Camera) 3D camera detecting the player's position and motion data, so that the software creates interactive 3D images accordingly. Players can see the real time stereoscopic images and touch or interact with the images accurately without wearing any accessories. With the latest 3D interactive display solution, players could enjoy the true, vivid and amazing 3D interactive experiences in 3D games.Glasses-Free 3D Technology Bringing the Interactive and Convenient AV Entertainment ExperienceBesides pattern retarder 3D technology, AUO will showcase glasses-free 3D displays in different technologies. The Dead-Zone Free 3D solutions, combined by the switchable lens technology with the face-tracking system, not only deliver high brightness and Moiré-free image quality, but also operate concurrently on the same display with both 2D and 3D modes. The applications of 15.6" notebook and 10.1" tablet PC in Dead-Zone free technology will be presented in the exhibition. For the smartphone and portable game console applications, AUO will showcase the portrait / landscape barrier 3D panel and lenticular lens 3D panel with switchable 2D and 3D modes. This is the ideal choice for portable 3D display application by allowing users to freely move their fingers on the touch panel.Public Information Display Technologies -- 65" Touch Panel for E-board Applications and 58" 21:9 Ultra-Wide Screen PIDAUO integrates its touch panel technology to focus on the education market by introducing 65" interactive E-board to offer the best solution for classrooms and training applications. With features of high resolutions, high brightness, high contrast ratio and 178 degrees of wider viewing angle, AUO's 65" interactive E-board allows presenting interactive multi-media materials in the classroom to make teaching more vivid and interesting.AUO's 58" 21:9 ultra-wide screen display differs from regular advertising panels, which not only equips with high resolutions, slim design, and high color gamut, but also could be displayed in the vertical or horizontal position. In addition, the ultra-wide screen can present video image and information concurrently on the same screen. It is suitable for conference room systems or advertisement displays.Echoing the environmentally friendly and paperless trend, AUO will present 9" e-textbook and 6" e-paper in the exhibition. The industry's first ultra-slim 21.5" Displayport monitor and various high brightness car displays with wide viewing angles are also showcased at CODE & CTVF 2011 in Shenzhen. Visitors are most welcome to visit AUO's booth to experience new technologies and products, and enjoy the infinite possibilities of digital life!AUO photos can be downloaded at the Company's website:http://auo.com/?sn=479&lang=en-USAny use of photographs must cite the source thereof is from AU Optronics CorporationABOUT 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 71 inches. AUO generated NT$467.2 billion in sales revenue in 2010 (US$16 billion) 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.* 2010 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD29.14:USD1.Safe Harbour NoticeAU 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 3rd, 2011.SOURCE AU Optronics CorporationFor further information: Freda Lee, +886-3-5008800 ext 3206, (fax) +886-3-5772730, freda.lee@auo.com; or Yawen Hsiao, +886-3-5008800 ext 3211, (fax) +886-3-5772730, yawen.hsiao@auo.com, both for Corporate Communications Division of AU Optronics Corp.