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Encyclopedia > AU Optronics
AU Optronics Corporation
Image:Auopt.gif
Type Public (NYSE: AUO)
Founded 1996 (as Acer Display Technology, Inc.)
Headquarters Flag of Republic of ChinaHsinchu, Taiwan
Key people Kuen-Yao Lee, President and CEO
Industry Computer peripherals
Revenue $9.0 billion USD (2006)
Employees 40,600
Website Main Site

AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is Taiwan's largest and a worldwide top 3 manufacturer of thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels (TFT-LCD) Image File history File links Auopt. ... A public company is a company owned by the public rather than by relatively few individuals. ... This article is about the stock exchange itself. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... The main landmark of Hsinchu is its East Gate. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up_(Darker). ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... A TFT LCD 15 display TFT-LCD (Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display) is a variant of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) which uses Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) technology to improve their image quality. ...


AUO was formed in September 2001 by the merger of Acer Display Technology, Inc.,(the former of AUO, established in 1996 ) and Unipac Optoelectronics Corporation. In October 2006, AUO merged with Quanta Display Inc. to create a larger TFT-LCD manufacturer with 20% of the world's large-sized TFT-LCD market. Additionally, the amassed production of company's G5 and G6 reached worldwide top 1 respectively.


AUO provides customers a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications, offering TFT-LCD panels in sizes ranging from 1.5 inches to greater than 46 inches. AUO generated US$6.6 billion in sales revenue in 2005 and now houses the staff of over 42,000 employees throughout its global operations spreading across Taiwan, the US, Japan, Europe, South Korea, the Netherlands and China. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to successfully list at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). In 2004, AUO is ranked 17th in Business Week's "Global IT Companies" and is a leader in Taiwan's optronics industry. A TFT LCD 15 display TFT-LCD (Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display) is a variant of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) which uses Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) technology to improve their image quality. ... A TFT LCD 15 display TFT-LCD (Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display) is a variant of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) which uses Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) technology to improve their image quality. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ...


AUO is the worldwide largest manufacturer of large-sized TFT-LCD panels in the world with a market share of over 20%(a). AUO's desktop TFT-LCD is ranked No.1 while notebook TFT-LCD and LCD TV TFT-LCD are both ranked second in terms of global market share(a). As for small-to-medium sized TFT-LCD panels, both AUO's digital video camera, digital still camera and general AV TFT-LCDs are ranked second in global market share(b). A TFT LCD 15 display TFT-LCD (Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display) is a variant of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) which uses Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) technology to improve their image quality. ...


AUO is the first TFT-LCD manufacturer in Taiwan to mass produce TFT-LCD panels by means of G3.5, G4, G5, G6 and G7.5 Fabrications. In response to the trend towards larger-sized TFT-LCD TVs in the market, AUO's G7.5 fabrication located in the Central Taiwan Science Park has begun volume production with a monthly capacity to process 10,000 glass substrates in the size of 1,950mm x 2,250mm by end of 2006, and is expected to reach full capacity of 60,000 glass substrates per month in the future. AUO has major competitive advantages with its comprehensive product lines, allowing for maximum flexibility in producing LCD TV panels. After its recent merger with Quanta Display Inc., AUO will leverage the core competency advantages of both sides to not only increase production capacity but also better seize ever-shifting market opportunities.

  • Note:

(a). Amassed market share of AUO and QDI, based on DisplaySearch Large Area Unit Shipment Q3 2006 Report. (b). Source: TSR medium/small size TFT-LCD (a-Si + LTPS), Q3 2006 Report. TSR has a number of meanings. ...


External links

  • www.auo.com
  • www.BenQ.comĀ²

  Results from FactBites:
 
Taiwan's AU Optronics plans China joint venture - Breaking - Technology - theage.com.au (197 words)
Taiwan-based AU Optronics Corp, the world's third largest flat panel display maker, said it plans to set up a 30 million US dollar joint venture in Xiamen, southeastern China, to produce back-light modules and other components for flat panel display use.
AU Optronics is expected to take a 50 percent stake in the joint venture, the spokeswoman said, while Forhouse Corp said in a statement it plans to hold another 25 percent stake in the joint venture which will be named Darwin Precisions (Xiamen) Corp.
AU Optronics declined to name other partners, while Forhouse was not immediately available for comment on the partnership.
Fujitsu and AU Optronics to Collaborate in Liquid Crystal Displays : FUJITSU (612 words)
As part of the collaboration, AU Optronics will take a 20% equity share in Fujitsu Display Technologies, currently a wholly owned subsidiary that develops, manufactures and markets LCDs, with the remaining 80% to be held by Fujitsu Limited.
The collaboration with AU Optronics, the third-largest thin film transistor LCD manufacturer in the world, is also expected to accelerate the diffusion of Fujitsu's advanced MVA (*1) technology and its acceptance as an industry standard.
AU Optronics Corp., headquartered at Hsinchu, Science-Based Industrial Park, Taiwan, is a leading manufacturer of TFT-LCD modules both in Taiwan and in the world.
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