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
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.
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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.
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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 risks described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27th, 2012.
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