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AUO's Next Generation UHD 4K Wide Color Gamut Curved LCD TV Displays Make Stunning Presence

HSINCHU, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its participation to Touch Taiwan 2014 (International Touch Panel and Optical Film Exhibition 2014) from August 27 to 29. With "Experience the Ultimate with Curved Ultra High Definition" being the theme, AUO will showcase its full array of UHD 4K (3840x2160) curved LCD TV displays. The Company will unveil 65, 75 and 85-inch next generation UHD 4K curved LCD TV displays featuring wide color gamut and boasting 4000R golden curvature. AUO's exhibition topics include ultra high resolution UHD 4K curved LCD TV displays, public information displays, professional monitor displays, medical and car displays, integrated touch solutions, high resolution panels for smartphones and tablets, AMOLED and advanced technologies, many of which will be introduced the first time in the exhibition.

New Next Generation UHD 4K Curved LCD TV Displays with 4000R Golden Curvature for Revolutionary Visual Experience

AUO will exhibit a full lineup of 42 to 85-inch UHD 4K curved LCD TV displays, among which the 65, 75 and 85-inch next generation UHD 4K curved LCD TV displays have been designed with the world's leading 4000R golden curvature(*). The concave screen adopts optimal visual design, so that its free viewing angle delivers vivid and undistorted images. The panoramic view and surround sound system create immersive experience for exceptional audio visual entertainment. AUO's next generation UHD 4K curved LCD TV displays integrate true UHD 4K resolution with their RGB spectrum, wide color gamut and 120Hz frame rate to elevate image depth and stereo perception, depicting the most exquisite image quality and lifelike motions. The super narrow bezel and curved design reveal a slender contour that adds a touch of modern stylish taste to the home atmosphere.

High-End Monitor Display Applications Aimed at Professional Markets

To address the significant demand in the commercial market, AUO has developed various types of professional monitor displays for graphics, image processing and audio-video gaming purposes. AUO's 27 and 32-inch UHD 4K edge-to-edge monitor displays have the slim edge of 6.1 mm, 100% sRGB wide color gamut, and AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle) technology to manifest true and delicate colors from every viewing angle. AUO will also lead the world in presenting 32-inch QHD (2560x1440) curved monitor display(*), which is also ultra slim and has narrow bezel and 100% sRGB wide color gamut. In addition to professional applications, the display offers the best performance possible for personal entertainment and gaming purposes.

Diverse Pubic Information Displays for Daily Applications

For pubic information displays, the 38-inch bar display specially designed for passenger cars sports ultra wide format. Its 16:4.7 ratio allows travel information and advertisements to be shown concurrently on the screen. With symmetric bezel design, the display could be applied flexibly in public spaces such as stations, airports and shopping centers. AUO's 55-inch ultra high brightness display has an impressive 2500nits brightness and tolerance to high temperature. Its special circular polarizer design for low reflection enables images to stay clear and vivid even when viewed under strong sunlight or through sunglasses. The 65-inch e-board, equipped with direct bonding of enhanced cover glass, offers even more precise touch function. The colors and brightness are more evenly distributed on the screen, and the panel is more durable. The 65-inch e-board is designed for multiple applications including education and business meeting purposes.

During Touch Taiwan, AUO President Mr. Paul Peng will deliver a keynote speech titled "Trends & Changes in Display Industry" on August 27 in the FPD International Taiwan Forum. In addition, representatives from AUO will also speak on topics including "Development and Outlook of Touch Technologies" and "Advanced OLED Technology Development and Applications" in the Touch Taiwan Technical Conference. You are cordially invited to witness AUO's wide range of advanced display technologies and products to explore their infinite future possibilities!

* Based on the available market research information as of August 26, 2014.

AUO photos can be downloaded at the Company's website:
http://auo.com/?sn=479&lang=en-US

Any use of photographs must cite the source thereof is from AU Optronics Corporation.

ABOUT AU OPTRONICS

AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one of the world's leading providers of optoelectronic solutions. AUO offers a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications ranging from 1.5 inches to 75 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 four consecutive years from 2010 to 2013. AUO generated consolidated revenues of NT$416,363 million (US$13,958 million) in 2013. For more information, please visit AUO.com.

* 2013 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD29.83:USD1

Safe Harbor Notice 

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 March 21st, 2014.

SOURCE AU Optronics Corporation

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