AUO’s Solar Reliability Lab Certified by UL Witness Test Data Program

August 4, 2010

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — AU Optronics Corp.
(“AUO” or the “Company”) (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) announced today that its PV
QRA Lab in Taichung officially acquired the UL Witness Test Data Program (UL
WTDP) lab certification. The Company’s lab is the first in Taiwan with four
certification marks for professional testing (IEC 61215, IEC 61646, IEC 61730
and UL 1703).

UL WTDP is the Witnessed Test Data Program conducted by UL, a global
leader for product safety testing and certification. Having passed the
assessment of UL WTDP, manufacturers could then have tests conducted at the
certified test facilities under the supervision of UL personnel. This allows
schedules to be easily maintained and information reviewed readily on-site.

As it is necessary for solar-related components and modules to achieve at
least 25 years of power performance, AUO has invested around three million U.S.
when entering the solar business to set up a reliability lab for the
testing of product function and durability under extreme weather conditions.
“We are glad that AUO’s solar reliability lab acquired the UL WTDP lab
certification, proving the Company’s professional capabilities in solar
product testing,” said James C.P. Chen, Senior Associate Vice President of
Solar Photovoltaic Business Unit. “The lab will be able to conduct over 33
kinds of tests, all conforming to UL and IEC regulations. This demonstrates
that AUO owns world-class testing capabilities, equipment and lab,” he added.

Having become a UL WTDP certified lab, AUO will be able to perform
certification tests including UL1703, IEC 61215, IEC 61646 and IEC 61730. The
difficulties in transporting large-sized solar products will also be overcome,
as the products could then be sent to the certified professional testing
facilities. More time would be saved in terms of scheduling, transportation
and testing. Risks and cost are reduced as well during the transportation of
the samples. In addition, complete testing information could be collected
readily on-site for further analysis. The professional personnel and testing
facilities at AUO’s solar reliability lab serve not only the Company to
accelerate its R&D process, but also customers who will be able to enjoy the
efficient and convenient services.

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AU 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, and formally founded its Solar
Photovoltaic Business Unit in October 2009. For more information, please visit

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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

SOURCE AU Optronics Corp.

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