AU Optronics Corp. November 2007 Consolidated Revenues Totaled NT$53.4 Billion

2007-12-06 16:32 837

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Dec. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced November 2007 revenue with preliminary consolidated revenue of NT$53,438 million and unconsolidated revenue of NT$53,364 million; both slightly rose 0.6% from the previous month. On a year-over-year comparison, consolidated and unconsolidated November 2007 revenues increased by 61% and 60.8% respectively.

Shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications for November presented a 0.3% sequential increase to 7.93 million units. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels set a new record of 16.29 million units with a 5.1% sequential increase, and also represented record-breaking shipments in second successive months.

(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

November 2007 53,438 53,364

October 2007 53,121 53,062

M-o-M Growth 0.6% 0.6%

November 2006 33,185 33,178

Y-o-Y Growth 61.0% 60.8%

Jan to Nov 2007 431,247 430,899

Jan to Nov 2006 264,916 264,878

Y-o-Y Growth 62.8% 62.7%

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

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.


AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO") is one of the top three largest manufacturers* of large-size thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels ("TFT-LCD"), with approximately 20.2%* of global market share with revenues of NT$293.1billion (US$9.0bn)* in 2006. 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 2Q2007 WW Large-Area TFT-LCD Shipment Report dated

Aug 7, 2007. This data is used as reference only and AUO does not

make any endorsement or representation in connection therewith. 2006

year end revenue converted by an exchange rate of NTD32.59:USD1.

Source: AU Optronics Corp.
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