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AUO Pioneers in Mass Producing World's Highest Resolution* 6-inch WQHD Smartphone Display (2014.01.15)

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced it has led the industry in successfully mass producing 6-inch WQHD (2560×1440) Ultra High Resolution LCD panel for smartphones at the end of last year. The panel boasts the world's highest resolution(*) for currently mass produced smartphone displays. Recently, the first smartphone in the world(*) using this WQHD LCD panel has also been released in the market. Setting new standards for smartphone display specifications, AUO continues to offer consumers exceptional image quality and viewing experience with its leading large-sized ultra high resolution products.

AUO's leading 6-inch WQHD LCD panel has a resolution as high as 2560×1440, and is capable of demonstrating the most exquisite details and depth.
AUO pioneers in mass producing the world's highest resolution 6-inch WQHD smartphone display.

The coming of 4G era and the growth of smartphones with large screens allow users to access and share a considerable amount of images and videos, creating higher demands for screens showing finer details. AUO's leading 6-inch WQHD LCD panel, adopting AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle) technology and LTPS production, has a resolution as high as 2560×1440, which is four times of HD resolution. Its near 500 ppi (pixel per inch) allows for more complete presentation of web content and much sharper character display. The display is capable of demonstrating the most exquisite details and depth, and brings images to life when high resolution videos are played. In addition, its ultra-narrow 0.9 mm bezel design expands the display active area to its largest and makes the smartphone lighter and more compact.

In meeting the trends for smartphones and larger screens, AUO has proactively developed a full lineup of large-sized high resolution smartphone displays to provide customers with differentiated technologies and products. The Company has so far successfully gained market shares in China for mid-range and high-end smartphones and secured clients from global brands. AUO will continue to enhance its R&D capabilities and develop high value-added products to satisfy diversified customer demands.

* Based on the available market research information as of January 15, 2014.