World’s largest(*) 65-inch LCD, first(*) mini LED backlit notebook PC display, monitor and notebook PC displays with highest refresh rate(*) to make their appearance
HSINCHU, Taiwan, Aug. 27, 2018 – AU Optronics Corp. (“AUO” or the “Company”) (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) will participate in Touch Taiwan 2018 from August 29 to 31 to showcase the world’s largest(*) 65-inch UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) big format gaming display (BFGD), leading UHD 4K gaming monitor displays having adopted mini LED backlight technology with ultra high brightness and high dynamic range, and gaming monitor display with the world’s highest(*) 240Hz refresh rate. In terms of gaming notebook PC applications, the world’s first(*) mini LED backlit UHD 4K LTPS LCD, UHD 4K LCD with HDR 600 high dynamic range, and narrow border LCD with the world’s highest(*) 144Hz refresh rate are also demonstrated, setting new par for global gaming displays with their leading specifications.
High Resolution BFGD to Enter Large Gaming Arena
As gaming events grow continuously in scale, gaming displays also increase in terms of size, resolution and refresh rate. AUO has pushed beyond the limits of gaming screen size to focus on large gaming arenas, introducing the 65-inch UHD 4K bezel-less BFGD. The display boasts 144Hz refresh rate and quantum dot wide color gamut. Its accurate and timely local dimming effect, combined with 1,000 nits ultra high brightness, meets the highest VESA DisplayHDR performance level. This world’s largest gaming display(*) has what it takes to create an even more sensational gaming experience.
Mini LED Backlit Gaming Monitor Displays Reviving Game Scenes with Ultimate Image Quality
Also targeting at high-end gaming and niche application markets, AUO will exhibit 27 and 32-inch 144Hz gaming monitor displays adopting direct-lit mini LED backlight. Equipped with UHD 4K high resolution and quantum dot wide color gamut, and exceptional local dimming effect combined with 1,000 nits ultra high brightness, the displays boast HDR images to meet the highest VESA DisplayHDR performance level, perfectly capturing both bright and dark image details in games. Furthermore, its bezel-less design provides gamers with lifelike and immersive gaming experience.
Industry’s Highest(*) 240Hz Refresh Rate & Response Time to Serve the Enthusiasts of Speed
AUO will showcase 25-inch gaming monitor display with the world’s highest(*) 240Hz refresh rate, equipped with full HD (1920 x 1080) high resolution, bezel-less design, and 0.5 ms fastest response time to fully eliminate image lag and broken pictures. Motion images are sharp without blurs, especially fit for target shooting games where there is not even a millisecond to spare. 27-inch QHD (2560 x1440) gaming monitor display boasts 165Hz ultra high refresh rate and 1 ms response time, and is currently the fastest(*) gaming monitor display equipped with AHVA technology, providing gamers with extremely fast-paced, accurate and smooth gaming experience.
High Spec Gaming Notebook PC Displays Going All Out to Usher in New Era of Mobile Gaming
For gamers on the move, AUO will present 17.3-inch UHD 4K gaming notebook PC display, adopting edge-lit backlighting to achieve HDR 600 high dynamic range. The 17.3-inch full HD narrow border gaming notebook PC has a mere 4mm border width, the world’s highest(*) frame rate of 144Hz, and could achieve as fast as 3 ms response time to reveal extraordinary image quality and motion image performance. 15.6-inch UHD 4K LTPS gaming notebook PC display is the world’s first(*) to have adopted mini LED technology. With 240 dimming zones, the display meets the highest VESA DisplayHDR performance level with peak brightness of over 1,000 nits to show off image details with extreme accuracy and smoothness, allowing gamers to feel as if they were actually on the game scene for a mind blowing experience.
* Based on the available market research information as of August 27, 2018.
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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 1.1 inches to 85 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 and provides its customers with high-efficiency solar solutions. AUO currently has 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 from 2010 to 2017. AUO’s consolidated net revenues in 2017 were NT$341.03 billion. For more information, please visit AUO.com.
Safe Harbour 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 include “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are 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 Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on March 29, 2018. In addition, our SEC reports, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F contains other information on these and other factors that could affect our financial results and cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking information we may provide. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events, new information or future circumstances.
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CONTACT: Gwen Ting, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp., Tel: +886-3-5008800 ext 7259, Fax: +886-3-5772730, Email: [email protected]; Jessie Lee, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp., Tel: +886-3-5008800 ext 3206, Fax: +886-3-5772730, Email : [email protected]
!!!Photo caption: AUO’s mini LED backlit 27 and 32-inch UHD 4K gaming monitor and 15.6-inch UHD 4K gaming notebook PC displays