AUO to Exhibit a Full Lineup of Innovative Display Applications at Display Taiwan 2010

June 8, 2010

HSINCHU, Taiwan, June 8 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — AU Optronics Corp.
(“AUO” or the “Company”) (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) will participate in Display
Taiwan 2010 at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 from June 9-11 to
showcase its full lineup of display products. The exhibits include 3D display
technologies with panels ranging from 8 to 65 inches, the range of 46 to 65-
inch power-saving LED backlit TV panels, LED backlit IT displays from 10.1 to
24 inches employing multi-touch or MVA technologies, and small and medium-
sized e-paper display applications, in addition to advanced TV display
technologies like the 58″ CinemaScope HDTV and AMVA5. The world’s largest(*)
32″ projected capacitive multi-touch LCD display and the world’s first(*) 2.4″
transparent AMOLED in-cell touch panel will also be shown. The wide array of
innovative applications will for certain be the highlight of the event.

AUO’s theme for the show this year is “Innovating Life”. The aim is to
offer dazzling viewing experiences through technological innovations to create
an amazing and enriched digital life. “The development of digital content and
cloud computing has contributed to the critical role that flat panel displays
perform. As demonstrated in this show, 3D display technologies provide
lifelike experiences; multi-touch technologies create more interactions to
enhance human-machine interface; power-saving LED backlit LCD TV panels are
slim and trendy, take up less room space, and help sustain the environment.
With a wide variety of innovative green technologies and products, AUO hopes
to meet the various consumer demands for visual applications, such as for
function and fashion, to generate high added values and a whole new sensual
experience,” said Dr. L.J. Chen, President and CEO of AUO.

The exhibition is divided into sections including 3D displays, advanced
technologies for TVs, LED TVs, IT and general displays, mobile display
technologies, AMOLED and E-paper.

3D Display — Currently The Largest Commercialized 3D TV Panel Available*

AUO will exhibit a series of 3D display technologies, including glasses-
free barrier and lenticular lens types, and pattern retarder 3D panels to be
viewed with special glasses, with panels ranging from 8 to 65 inches.

Of the exhibits, the 65-inch pattern retarder full HD 3D panel is
currently the largest commercialized 3D TV panel available. All it takes is
for the audience to put on a pair of polarized 3D glasses, weighing only 10
grams, and 3D images with high quality and brightness could be easily captured.
What is more, the 3D displays come with LED backlight, making the panels even
slimmer and more power-saving. They are the most ideal green choice in home
theaters to save space.

In addition, the 65″ full HD lenticular lens 3D panel, with high
brightness at 650 nits and eight viewpoints, allows the audience to readily
enjoy lifelike 3D experiences without 3D glasses.

Advanced TV Display Technology — The World’s Largest 32″ Projected
Capacitive Multi-Touch Panel*

In terms of the popular touch panel technology, AUO will showcase the
world’s largest 32″ projected capacitive multi-touch panel capable of
recognizing ten touch points simultaneously. Back in the days of single touch
point applications, it was easy to locate the only touch point on the panel.
However with the development of multiple touch points, sometimes ghost points
are falsely registered during the detection process. AUO’s 32″ projected
capacitive multi-touch panel has successfully attained zero ghost point,
demonstrating the real convenience of using multi-touch panels.

In the same section, the 58″ CinemaScope LED HDTV will be displayed with
an ultra-wide resolution of 2560X1080. Films of the 21:9 format could be
played without black bars on the top and bottom. Also, with its 120Hz double
frame rate, motion blurs that characteristically troubled passive lighting
displays are effectively reduced. In the future, when at home watching mega
sports events on TV, consumers will obtain even more vivid experience,
enjoying image quality comparable to that of a cinema.

In addition, the 55″ full HD panel employing the latest AMVA5 technology
with ultra-wide viewing angle is also on display. AUO has worked to increase
cell transmittance to enhance power efficiency. The color washout problem
commonly found within traditional MVA technology has also been resolved with
AUO’s proprietary development in pixel control and LCD driver. The intrinsic
static contrast ratio has been raised to 16,000:1; light leakage is reduced,
with enhanced image sharpness at dark state.

Power-Saving LED Backlit LCD TV Panels

The trend toward eco-friendly, slimmer and power-saving TVs has set AUO to
apply innovative green technologies to large-sized panels. In this year’s
show, AUO will exhibit panels ranging from 46 to 65 inches, among which the
46″ full HD LCD panel with 10.8mm edge-type LED backlight weighs merely 10.5
kg. The complete series of ultra slim LED backlit LCD TV panels are light,
slim, of high contrast ratio and power-saving, allowing large-sized TVs to
remain eco-friendly, trendy and light at the same time.


AUO has been an active player in the e-paper market and this time the full
range of e-paper products using SiPix Microcup(R) technology is also on
display, including the 2″ electronic shelf label (ESL), 4.3″ e-book, and 6″
and 9″ built-in touch e-books. In addition, 20″ e-paper display module for e-
signage, 6″ foldable e-book module and 6″ flexible e-paper module are also to
be seen at the show.

Fruits of AMOLED development will also make their appearances, including
the world’s first(*) 2.4″ transparent AMOLED in-cell touch panel, featuring
the leading technology that combines transparent panel with in-cell multi-
touch function. It will be the best medium for GPS applications in the future,
with which users could capture their actual locations for the navigation
system to recognize, and make use of the convenient touchscreen interface to
find their ways easily, whether for business or pleasure. Another highlight
at the show is the wide array of small and medium-sized applications and
technologies, such as general displays applications with high resolution and
contrast ratio, AMVA mobile technologies with high contrast and wide viewing
angle, and a-Si VGA Landscape LCD with narrow border. Visitors are most
welcome to visit AUO’s booth at Display Taiwan to witness and enjoy for
themselves the infinite possibilities of digital life!

    *Based on available market research information as of June 8, 2010.

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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 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 May
11th, 2010

SOURCE AU Optronics Corp.

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