au optronics corp-spon adr (AUO) Key Developments
AU Optronics Corp. and 3M Announce New Technology Alliance
Aug 27 15
AU Optronics Corp. and 3M announced new technology alliance that offers television manufacturers around the world an all-in-one solution for incorporating the best components for visual quality into their products. The two companies' integrated manufacturing allows TV brands to quickly bring vivid, true-to-life screens from the concept stage to store shelves. AUO ALCD (Advanced LCD) technology pairs 3M's Quantum Dot Enhancement Film, made with quantum dots produced by California-based Nanosys Inc., with AUO's backlight components, thus allowing an exceptionally wide color gamut and high dynamic range for UHD 4K TV panels up to 85 inches. AUO ALCD technology puts TV brands in position to create devices capable of reaching Rec. 2020, the International Telecommunications Union's new global broadcasting standard for color-enhanced, 4K ultra-high definition displays. First published by the ITU in 2012 and previously only achievable by a small number of laser-based display technologies, Rec. 2020 calls for increased bit depth and a wider gamut of colors beyond the previous broadcasting standard. Achieving over 100% of the National Television System Committee (NTSC) color-gamut performance, ALCD renders much more detailed and lifelike images with quantum dot wide color gamut solution.
AU Optronics Corp. Unveils Numerous Slim, Light & Power-Saving Displays for Wearable Devices to Lead Smart Mobile Life UHD 4K ultra high resolution
Aug 25 15
AU Optronics Corp. announced numerous mobile device displays and technologies, including slim, light and power-saving displays for wearable devices, UHD 4K displays for smartphone and notebook PC, oTP-Lite (on-cell touch panel) supporting professional graphic stylus, in-cell touch panels, and a complete series of ultra high resolution car displays, all of which will be exhibition highlights at Touch Taiwan 2015. AUO leverages the features of AMOLED and transflective LCD technologies to develop various ultra slim and light displays with low power consumption for wearable devices, which satisfy user demands for their wearable devices to be power-saving, trendy in appearance, highly readable in the outdoors, and easy and comfortable to use. AUO's 1.5 and 1.6-inch square AMOLED displays employ glass thinning method to trim the panel thickness down to just 0.45 mm. The ultra thin feature allows the smart watches to look even more stylish and sophisticated. The watch designs for men and women come in two sizes that better fit users' wrists. The 1.4-inchfull circle AMOLED display, having garnered both Gold Panel Awards 2015 and 2015 SID Best in Show Award, appears in a smooth, full circular contour combined with high resolution, ultra slim and light, wide color gamut and low power consumption features todemonstrate a classic wristwatch style. For the outdoors with direct sunlight, AUO presents 1.3-inch transflective LTPS display adopting Memory-in-Pixel technology, allowing images to be intelligible under sunlight while saving more power. When static images are displayed, the panel requires less than 1% of power consumed by conventional TFT-LCDs. The wearable devices could last for longer hours, suitable for long trips or outdoor activities such as mountain climbing. AUO extends the UHD 4K technology from large-sized TVs to smartphone and notebook PC applications to provide consumers with a perfect viewing experience, and sets the par for UHD 4K screens to be applied on high-end mobile devices. AUO's 6-inch UHD 4K ultra high resolution smartphone display has an ultra high pixel density of 737 PPI, capable of manifesting images in remarkably sharp details and depth, and singles out even one thread of hair. With high brightness and wide color gamut, the display exhibits even more bright, saturated colors with high contrast. AUO's 17.3-inch UHD 4K ultra high resolution display for notebook PC hasÂ pixel density of 255 PPI and high color saturation of 100% Adobe RGB to deliver even more precise colors and exquisite image depth. Equipped with AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle) technology, the display retains its exceptional image quality when viewing from different angles.
AU Optronics Corp. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Revenue Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended July 2015
Aug 6 15
AU Optronics Corp. announced unaudited consolidated revenue results for the month and year to date ended July 2015. For the month, the company's revenue was TWD 27,391 million against TWD 35,761 million a year ago.
For the year to date, the company's revenue was TWD 214,997 million against TWD 231,605 million a year ago.
AU Optronics Corp. Reports Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and First Half and Operating Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 2015
Jul 28 15
AU Optronics Corp. reported earnings results for the second quarter and first half and operating results for the second quarter ended June 2015. For the quarter, net income came in at TWD 4.43 billion, against TWD 4.02 billion in the year-ago period. EPS were TWD 0.47, up from TWD 0.42 last year. Profit before tax was a little bit higher than last quarter at TWD 5 billion to TWD 5.9 billion. Cash flow from operating activities was roughly TWD 16.2 billion. CapEx was less than TWD 5 billion, showing an increase in cash position. Operating profit was TWD 6.35 billion. Net profit attributable to owners of company was TWD 4.49 billion.
For the first half of 2015, the company reported net profit was TWD 9.70 billion, with a basic EPS of TWD 1.00.
For the second quarter of 2015, large-sized panel shipments exceeded 24.90 million units, down by 7.1% quarter-over-quarter. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels in the same quarter were around 48.04 million units, representing a 12.6% increase from the first quarter of 2015.
AU Optronics Corp. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Revenue Results Month, Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 2015
Jul 7 15
AU Optronics Corp. announced its unaudited consolidated revenue results month, second quarter and six months ended June 2015. For the period, the company's revenue was TWD 30.56 billion, a decrease of 10.4% compared to the same period in 2014.
In the second quarter of 2015, company's unaudited consolidated revenues totaled TWD 92.30 billion, down by 3.1% quarter-over-quarter and 9.5% year-over-year.
In the first half of 2015, company's unaudited consolidated revenues totaled TWD 187,605 million compared to TWD 195,844 million a year ago.