AUO Reveals 65-inch 4K by 2K IGZO TV Panel Technology

            AUO Reveals 65-inch 4K by 2K IGZO TV Panel Technology

Ultra high resolution, narrow bezel technologies and full lineup of
value-added display solutions

PR Newswire

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Oct. 26, 2012

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The world's leading
provider of display total solutions, AU Optronics Corp.("AUO" or the
"Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), announced its 65-inch 4K by 2K Ultra HD
IGZO TV panel technology today. The indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO)
technology was adopted to achieve an ultra high definition of 3840x2160, which
is four times the resolution of Full HD.Meanwhile, continuous technological
advancements have brought panel sizes, image resolution and colors to new
levels. AUO also endeavors to develop integrated display technologies with
multiple functions and high added values to usher in a new era of ultra high
resolution, narrow bezel, and diverse displays applications.

"Displays have become an indispensable part of our lives," said Mr. Michael
Tsai, AUO's VP & GM of Video Solutions Business Group. "AUO continues to
develop all kinds of future display applications with its world's leading high
resolution and super narrow bezel technologies. With our market insights,
total solutions combining hardware and software are offered to achieve the
maximum value for our clients."

A Vivid, Wide New World to Experience through Ultra High Resolution

AUO has made numerous accomplishments in the development of 4K by 2K Ultra HD
TV panels. The 65-inch 4K by 2K Ultra HD TV panel technology announced today
is made with IGZO TFT, which could increase electron mobility to realize an
ultra fine 4K by 2K resolution, creating excellent image depth for more
stereoscopic pictures. Also, with higher light transmittance comes lower power
consumption, making the panel even lighter and slimmer.

In addition, AUO presents the 50-inch FHD Super Narrow Bezel FIM (Fully
Integrated Module), which employs the Company's proprietary gate driver on
array (GOA) technology to design the panel bezel to its narrowest. The FIM's
bezel width is reduced to mere 3.5mm, more than 1mm narrower than current
models in the market, making its compact and stylish design all the more
fascinating to the eye.

AUO's 55-inch 4K by 2K Ultra HD TV panel is equipped with Wide Color Gamut
(WCG) technology for color saturation as high as NTSC 96%.The panel features
a quad-HD resolution of 3840x2160, capable of presenting the most vivid and
lifelike images, recovering their true colors.

High Value-Added Innovations for Ubiquitous Display Applications

As displays become more indispensable to everyday living, AUO has developed
various innovative integrated solutions for display applications, among which
is the Switchable Mirror Display, presented for the first time.In addition to
its stylish 55-inch full-length mirror function, the display could demonstrate
4K by 2K content. Touch function is bundled for users to freely select the
content of their choice. In the foreseeable future, the Switchable Mirror
Display will be a critical component of clothing stores and boutiques for
customers to browse the latest merchandize information. Shopping centers will
be spiced up with these displays, which will also make the best use of space.

AUO is also presenting its new-generation 65-inch Hybrid Transparent Display
for smart vending machines, whose panel transparency and color saturation
could be adjusted based on store owners' demands to highlight product features
and multimedia contents for optimal showcasing effect. The built-in
face-tracking and touch functions allow for all kinds of interactive games to
be designed to add fun to the shopping experience and provide consumers with
customized product information. In the future self-serve stores, the smart
vending machines will serve as both salesperson and attendant to effectively
entice customers.

AUO will strive to meet the diverse demands of customers worldwide by
providing the most suitable products. Meanwhile the Company will continue with
the development of innovative, high value-added display technologies and
solutions and stay ahead in the market with its exceptional array of display
products.

AUO photos can be downloaded at the Company's website:
http://auo.com/?sn=479&lang=en-US

Any use of photographs must cite the source thereof is from AU Optronics
Corporation.

ABOUT AU OPTRONICS

AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one of the world's leading providers of display
and solar total solutions. AUO offers a full range of panel sizes and
comprehensive applications ranging from 1.2 inches to 71 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 now houses a staff of more than 45,000
employees, with 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 for three consecutive years from 2010 to 2012. AUO
generated NT$379.7 billion (US$ 12.54 billion) in sales revenue in 2011. For
more information, please visit AUO.com.

* 2011 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD30.27: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 risksdescribed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in
our Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
on April 27th, 2012.

SOURCE AU Optronics Corp.

Website: http://auo.com/?sn=479&lang=en-US
Contact: Freda Lee, Corporate Communications Division of AU Optronics Corp.,
+886-3-5008800 ext 3206, or +886-3-5772730, or freda.lee@auo.com; or Yawen
Hsiao, Corporate Communications Division of AU Optronics Corp., +886-3-5008800
ext 3211, or +886-3-5772730, or yawen.hsiao@auo.com
 
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