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Hsinchu Science Park

No. 1, Li-Hsin Road 2

Hsinchu,

Taiwan

Phone: 886 3 500 8800

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AU Optronics Corp. engages in the research, development, production, and sale of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCDs) and other flat panel displays. Businesses The company operates in two businesses, Display Business and Solar Business. Display Business The company sells its panels primarily to companies that design and assemble products based on their customers’ specifications, commonly known as original equipment manufacturing service providers, and to brand customers. The company’s original equipment manufacturing service provider customers, most of whose production operations are located in Taiwan or the People’s Republic of China (PRC), use its panels in the products that they manufacture on a contract basis for brand companies worldwide. The company’s operations in Taiwan and the PRC allow the company to coordinate its production and services with its customers’ requirements, especially in respect of delivery time and design support. The company also sells its products to some brand companies on a direct shipment basis. Principal Products The company designs, develops, manufactures, assembles, and markets a range of display panels for the following principal product categories: Mobile PCs, which utilize display panels ranging from 7 inches to 17.3 inches, primarily for use in products such as notebooks and tablets. Monitors, which utilize display panels ranging from 17 inches to 27 inches, primarily for use in products such as desktop monitors. Consumer electronics products, which utilize display panels ranging from 1.5 inches to 11.6 inches or above for use in products such as mobile phones, digital still cameras, portable navigation displays, digital camcorders, automobile displays, amusement and printer displays and portable gaming consoles. LCD televisions, which utilize display panels ranging in size from 18.5 inches to 65 inches. The company designs, develops, and manufactures its panels to address specific needs of the end-products in which they are used, such as thinness, light weight, resolution, color quality, brightness, low power consumption, touch panel features, fast response time, slim form and wide viewing angles. Customers, Sales and Marketing: The company sells its panels to original equipment manufacturing service providers and to brand companies. The company’s original equipment manufacturing service provider customers, most of whose production operations are located in Taiwan and the PRC, use its panels in the products they manufacture on a contract basis for brand companies. In addition, the company seeks to strengthen its strategic relationship with Qisda, a TFT-LCD system integrator and a shareholder of its company, to service the needs of brand customers. The company sells its panels for mobile PCs to brand companies and original equipment manufacturing service providers with production operations in Taiwan and the PRC that design and manufacture mobile PCs based on the specifications of their brand company customers. The company sells most of its panels for digital still cameras and camcorders to brand companies based in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The company sells its panels for automobile display primarily to component manufacturers for automotive audio and video products based in the United States, Japan, the PRC and Europe. The company sells its panels for printer displays primarily to brand companies, most of whom are located in Taiwan and other Asian countries. The company sells a significant portion of its panels for mobile phones to brand companies and original equipment manufacturing service providers in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea and the PRC. The company sells its panels for LCD televisions primarily to brand companies based in Japan, Korea, the United States, Europe and the PRC. Suppliers: The company’s major suppliers include Asahi Glass; Corning Taiwan; Nippon Electric Glass; Chisso Corporation; DIC Corporation; Merck; Dai Nippon Printing; Toray Industries, Inc.; Toppan CFI; BenQ Material Corporation; LG Chem; Nitto Denko; Sumika Technology Co., Ltd.; BriView Corp.; Coretronic; Forhouse; Radiant Op

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