AU Optronics Corp. January 2008 Consolidated Revenue Totaled NT$47.1 Billion

2008-02-05 14:55 804

HSINCHU, Feb. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced January 2008 revenue with preliminary consolidated revenue of NT$47,097 million and unconsolidated revenue of NT$47,052 million; both slightly decreased 3.8% and 3.6% respectively from December 2007. On a year-over-year comparison, consolidated and unconsolidated January 2008 revenues increased by 65.5% and 65.4% respectively.

Shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications for January totaled 7.25 million units with a sequential decrease of 1.8%. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels posted a 26.8% M-o-M decline to 11.88 million units because of weak seasonal demand.

(a) Large-size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal

measurement while small- and medium-size refers to those below 10


Sales Report: (Unit: NT$ million)

Net Sales(1)(2) Consolidated(3) Unconsolidated

January 2008 47,097 47,052

December 2007 48,936 48,828

M-o-M Growth (3.8%) (3.6%)

January 2007 28,458 28,455

Y-o-Y Growth 65.5% 65.4%

(1) All figures are prepared in accordance with generally accepted

accounting principles in Taiwan.

(2) Monthly figures are unaudited, prepared by AU Optronics Corp.

(3) Consolidated numbers include AU Optronics Corp., AU Optronics (L)

Corporation, AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corporation, AU Optronics

(Shanghai) Corporation, Tech - Well (Shanghai) Display Co., AU

Optronics (Xiamen) Corp., Darwin Precisions (L) Corp. and Toppan CFI

(Taiwan) Co, Ltd.

About AU Optronics

AU Optronics Corp. (“AUO”) is the world largest manufacturer* of large-size thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels (“TFT-LCD”), with approximately 20.3%* of global market share with revenues of NT$480.2 billion (US$14.81billion)* in 2007. TFT-LCD technology is currently the most widely used flat panel display technology. Targeted for 40”+ sized LCD TV panels, AUO’s new generation (7.5-generation) fabrication facility production started mass production in the fourth quarter of 2006. The Company currently operates one 7.5-generation, two 6th-generation, four 5th-generation, one 4th-generation, and four 3.5-generation TFT- LCD fabs, in addition to eight module assembly facilities and the AUO Technology Center specializes in new technology platform and new product development. AUO is one of few top-tier TFT-LCD manufacturers capable of offering a wide range of small- to large- size (1.5”-65”) TFT-LCD panels, which enables it to offer a broad and diversified product portfolio.

* DisplaySearch 4Q2007 WW Large-Area TFT-LCD Shipment Report dated Jan 23,

2008. This data is used as reference only and AUO does not make any

endorsement or representation in connection therewith. 2007 year end

revenue converted by an exchange rate of NTD32.43:USD1.

Source: AU Optronics Corp.
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