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A Lineup of Ultra-High Resolution Displays and Innovative Display Applications
will be showcased at Shenzhen's CODE 2013

HSINCHU,  Taiwan,  April 8, 2013  /PRNewswire-FirstCall/  --  AU Optronics Corp.
 ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO)  announced that it will
participate in  China  Information Technology Expo & China Optoelectronics
Display Expo 2013 (CITE & CODE 2013) in  Shenzhen  from  April 10 to 12. With
the theme of "Experiencing the ultimate visual experience with ultra high
definition" this year, AUO will demonstrate its display applications and
technologies focusing on the ultra-high resolution, super narrow bezel, high
performance touch solution, and diverse applications & technologies with high
added value. Among them, AUO will debut the 5-inch Full HD OLED smartphone
display with a resolution as high as 443 ppi (pixel per inch), the highest* 
resolution OLED in the world.

The exhibition highlights include the 5-inch FHD OLED panel, a full lineup of
smartphone applications with high resolution and super narrow bezel panels
ranging from 5" to 5.7", the 10.1" AHVA tablet display, and the 65-inch and
55-inch UHD 4K LCD TV panels. For public information displays, AUO will showcase
the 55" switchable mirror display and the 65" hybrid transparent display for
vending machines. Furthermore, AUO will also exhibit One-Glass-Solution (OGS)
touch solutions to provide high value-added display solutions to its customers.

The World's Highest Resolution FHD OLED and Full lineup of Smartphone Displays

As smartphones get more popular and the sizes of mobile displays grow larger,
AUO continues to develop a full lineup of smartphone panel sizes and features to
meet customized and diverse product demands. Recently, AUO successfully won
business in  China's high-end smartphone market.

In this exhibition, AUO will present its 5-inch FHD OLED smartphone which boasts
the world's highest resolution. The OLED panel is made by the fine shadow mask
process and its resolution reaches 443 ppi. It not only features low power
consumption, and high picture quality, but is also equipped with high contrast,
high brightness, fast response time, and free viewing angle, providing the best
visual experiences to viewers.

In terms of LCD smartphone panels, AUO will unveil a series of display
applications ranging from 5 inches to 5.7 inches, adopting AHVA technology with
LTPS production process, or Hyper LCD technology. These panels are equipped with
full HD resolution or HD720, and wide viewing angles. In particular, AUO's
5-inch Full HD AHVA Mobile Display has full HD resolution of 443ppi (1080x1920),
satisfying consumers' ultimate quest toward exquisite image quality. The design
of super narrow bezel with a mere 1mm-width from display area to touch panel
border maximizes the display area available, making image and video viewing area
larger in frame size.

UHD 4K Panels Present Vivid and Stereoscopic Images

AUO is leading the development of UHD 4K display technology, the hottest trend
in the TV display market. The 65-inch and 55-inch UHD 4K TV panels that will be
demonstrated in the exhibit feature a quad-HD resolution of 3840x2160.  They not
only present more vivid and lifelike images, and clearer image depth for more
stereoscopic pictures, but also show smoother dynamic images. Among them, AUO's
65-inch UHD 4K panel equipped with pattern retarder 3D presents even more vivid
and higher quality 3D images.

Public Information Displays Showing Innovative and Value-added Applications

The commercial applications of public information displays are becoming more
diverse. AUO will demonstrate various innovative and high value-added
applications, including digital signage, transparent cabinet showcases, mirror
displays, and transparent displays for vending machine in the exhibition. The
55-inch Switchable Mirror Display can show Full HD advertising information and
images.  Its touch function allows users to freely choose the content they wish
to view.  Users can browse the latest merchandise information during clothes
fitting when the panel is switched to a stylish full-length mirror function.
This mirror display application can make the best use of shop space and become a
critical facility in apparel outlets or boutiques.

Moreover, AUO will also showcase its 65-inch Hybrid Transparent Display for
smart vending machines. Its panel transparency and color saturation can be
adjusted based on store owners' demands for highlighting product features to
make the multimedia contents displayed clearer, vivid and colorful. This Hybrid
Transparent Display also has built-in touch functions and interactive games. It
could be further applied to displays of home appliances in the future, or shop
windows. It is a fine example of innovative display technology leading the trend
for showcase display.

Touch Total Solutions provide lighter and slimmer display modules

AUO has made an accomplishment in the development of touch total solutions.
AUO's exclusive One Glass Solution Touch integrates the cover lens and sensor
glass into the ultra slim and light modules. The direct bonding manufacturing
process has simplified the production procedure of the integration of touch
structure, panel and backlight to provide slimmer and lighter, high optical and
anti-glare performance modules. In addition, AUO will introduce its 11.6-inch
display panel for ultra notebook application with OGS Touch and AHVA technology.
The thickness of its touch panel is only 0.7mm making it much thinner and

More exhibition highlights include: AUO's in-cell touch panel technology and
curved displays for slot machines which will be showcased at China Information
Technology Expo (CITE) 2013. Mr.  Paul Peng, President of AUO, also the Chairman
of Taiwan Display Union Association (TDUA), will give a speech titled "Improving
Cooperation for Complementary Advantages", on  April 11, 2013  at Flat Panel
Display Industry Forum.

* Based on the available market research information as of  April 8, 2013.

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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 65 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 three consecutive years from 2010 to 2012. AUO generated 
NT$378.5 billion  (US$ 13.03 billion) in sales revenue in 2012. For more
information, please visit

* 2012 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD29.05 :  USD 1.

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risks described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Form 20-F filed
with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission  on  March 15th, 2013.



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