AUO Presents World's Narrowest Border on 4.46-inch Panel Integration Technology

     AUO Presents World's Narrowest Border on 4.46-inch Panel Integration

Ultra high resolution, ultra wide viewing angle and super narrow border
technologies to reveal a whole new world of vision for mobile device displays

PR Newswire

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Oct. 28, 2012

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Oct. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics
Corp.("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), today announced the
world's narrowest border ^(*^) ^ on its 4.46-inch cell phone and touch panel
integration technology. AUO's proprietary super narrow border technology and
low temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) method are applied to reduce the border
width to just 1mm when touch panel is placed on the module surface, allowing
the screen to appear in its largest at the cell phone's display area. In
addition, AMOLED, IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) and AHVA (Advanced
Hyper-Viewing Angle) technologies are being developed by AUO to constantly
drive the trends for ultra high resolution, ultra wide viewing angle and super
narrow border technologies.

"As portable smart devices become prevalent and the size of mobile displays
grow larger, audio-video entertainment, interactive games and content
downloading have emerged at the top of consumers' demand list," said Mr. T.K.
Wu, AUO's VP & GM of Mobile Solutions Business Group. "AUO proactively
develops the latest technologies including AMOLED and IGZO and excels by
introducing ultra high resolution, ultra wide viewing angle and super narrow
border technologies. Mobile devices in the future will become lighter and
smaller, color and image quality will also be all the more impressive,
offering customers even more innovative solutions to choose from."

AUO has successfully developed AHVA panels ranging from 3 inches to 15.6
inches and has included them to a full array of mobile device applications,
such as digital camera, smartphone, e-reader, car display, tablet and
Ultrabook. AUO's 4.97-inch Full HD AHVA Mobile Display, which has entered mass
production, is made with LTPS process and has full HD resolution of 1080x1920
(443ppi). The display is to satiate consumers' ultimate quest for exquisite
image quality.

Industry-Leading Ultra High Resolution, Super Narrow Border and Ultra Wide
Viewing Angle Technologies

AUO is the first to present the world's narrowest border on its 4.46-inch cell
phone and touch panel integration technology, with a high resolution of HD720
and the width of mere 1mm from display area to touch panel border, maximizing
the display area available. Image and video content appear larger in frame
size, and also better in quality.

With the resolution of current OLED panels ranging from 200 to 300ppi, AUO
reveals 4.65-inch AMOLED panel technology which employs the Company's
proprietary pixel design with resolution as high as 317ppi. The panel is
capable of exhibiting sharper quality for texts, and refined and realistic
image property. Meanwhile, power could be saved to prolong the OLED lifetime.

AUO is also introducing its ultra-slim high resolution 10-inch panel
technology with application to tablets. The IGZO method is adopted to achieve
a high resolution of 2560x1600, which delicately demonstrates the fineness and
details of the image. With transmittance increased by 12% and thickness of the
backlight unit reduced by 60% (as compared to conventional models), the panel
is only 1.5mm thick and saves more power. The features herald the trend
towards power-saving slim displays with high resolution.

* Based on the available market research information as of October 29, 2012.

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AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one ofthe 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

* 2011 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD30.27:USD1.

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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 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 Corporation

Contact: Freda Lee, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp.,
+886-3-5008800 ext 3206, (Fax) +886-3-5772730,; or Yawen
Hsiao, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp., +886-3-5008800
ext 3211,(Fax) +886-3-5772730,
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