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Posted: March 15, 2010

AU Optronics to Exhibit Innovative Display Applications and Power-Saving Green Technologies

(Nanowerk News) AU Optronics Corp. will exhibit at FPD China 2010 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) from March 16-18 to demonstrate a full range of innovative display applications and power-saving green technologies. 3D display technologies with panels ranging from 8 to 65 inches, the full range of 42 to 55-inch power-saving and LED backlit LCD TV panels, multi-touch LED panels with applications to desktop and notebook PC monitors, small and medium-sized AMOLED and e-paper display applications are among the wide array of exhibits that will be at the show.
With "Innovative Green Technologies, Amazing Digital Life" as the theme of this year's show, AUO hopes to employ innovative and power-saving green technologies to create a whole new viewing experience for a comfortable and fascinating lifestyle. The exhibition area is divided into several sections, including PID applications, 3D displays, power-saving and LED backlit LCD TV panels, ultra-wide LCD TV panels, IT applications, general display applications, high contrast/VA technologies, in-cell multi-touch panels, AMOLED and e-paper.
3D Displays
AUO will exhibit the latest 3D display technologies, such as the glasses- free barrier and lenticular lens types, and pattern retarder full HD 3D panels to be viewed with special glasses, with panels ranging from 8 to 65 inches. Of the exhibits, the 65-inch pattern retarder full HD 3D panel is the largest commercialized 3D TV panel available and will go into mass production in the second half of 2010. Impressive high-resolution 3D images can be captured with the help of polarized 3D glasses. The glasses weigh only 10 grams and come at a reasonable price, averaging US$2~3 per pair. For those who already own glasses, one must merely clip polarized lenses onto the regular frame for a 3D visual feast. This 3D panel is especially suited for large-sized three- dimensional displays in home theaters.
Power-Saving and LED Backlit LCD TV Panels
The trend toward eco-friendly power-saving TVs is irreversible. In view of this, AUO will demonstrate 42 to 55-inch power-saving and LED backlit LCD TV panels in the LCD TV Applications Section. The 46-inch full HD LCD panel consumes just 68w of power, 2.5 times less than traditional TV panels, and is the world's No. 1 in terms of power efficiency*. Meanwhile, the 42-inch full HD LCD panel with edge-type LED backlight reduces power consumption by as much as 50% and provides a dynamic contrast ratio of up to 1,000,000:1. In addition, 42, 46 and 55-inch full HD LED backlit LCD TV panels will be on display. The high-contrast panels, equipped with 10.8mm ultra-slim edge-type LED backlighting, are light, slim, and energy efficient.
IT Applications
To demonstrate its prowess in power-saving technology, AUO will showcase the 27-inch CCFL LCD panel for desktop PCs that is currently the world's slimmest and most energy efficient*. The panel is just 16.2mm thick, with ultra-high luminance and ultra-low power consumption at less than 30w. The eco-friendly power-saving backlight, reduced from 6 to 4 tubes, is low in mercury, adhering to Energy Star 5.0 standards.
E-Paper
AUO is an active player in the e-paper market and has been devoting efforts to the research and development of e-paper in all sizes. The SiPix Microcup(R) e-paper technology and products will make their debut in China. Products such as the 2-inch e-tag, the 4.3-inch e-book, and 6 and 9-inch e- books with in-cell multi-touch panels will be showcased. In addition, a 20- inch e-paper display module for electronic bulletin boards, a 6-inch foldable e-book module and flexible e-paper technologies are also to be seen at the show.
"China has soared to become the world's largest PC and TV market as demand skyrockets," said Paul Peng, AUO's Executive VP of Global Business Unit. "AUO has been actively advancing in the Chinese market over the years and will continue to strengthen its cooperation with local clients and business partners, so that it can provide this enormous market with the most advanced, eco-friendly and energy efficient display technologies and facilitate a more convenient and vibrant digital lifestyle."
The 2010 China FPD Conference, the most eminent technological event for China's FPD industry, will be held alongside FPD China. Dr. Fang-Chen Luo, AUO's VP & CTO, will be delivering a keynote speech entitled, "The Development of Active Matrix LCDs" on the second floor of the Yongda International Tower Convention Center in Pudong, Shanghai on March 16 at 10 a.m. Later at 4:30 p.m. on the same day, Paul Peng, Executive VP of AUO's Global Business Unit, will take part in the FPD China Forum 2010 as a panelist to present his views on the "Localization of Panel Manufacturing in China." Visitors to the show are most welcome to attend the event.
About AU Optronics
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is a worldwide top three manufacturer* of thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels (TFT-LCD). AUO is able to provide customers with a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications, offering TFT-LCD panels in sizes ranging from 1.2 inches to greater than 65 inches. AUO generated NT$359.3 billion (US$11.2 billion) in sales revenue in 2009 and now houses a staff of more than 42,000 employees, with global operations in Taiwan, Mainland China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the U.S., and Europe. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to be successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). AUO extended its market to the green energy industry in late 2008, and formally founded its Solar Photovoltaic Business Unit in October, 2009. For more information, please visit AUO.com.
Source: AU Optronics (press release)
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