AUO Showcases Latest PV Modules and Technologies at PV EXPO 2011

By Au Optronics Corporation, PRNE
Monday, February 28, 2011

HSINCHU, Taiwan, March 1, 2011 - AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) will
participate in the 2011 4th International Photovoltaic Power Generation EXPO
(PV EXPO 2011) at Japan's Big Sight International Exhibition Center in Tokyo
from March 2 to 4 to debut its latest AC photovoltaic technology that solves
the shading problem that commonly exists in metropolitan and residential
areas; PV module that has passed salt mist corrosion tests and may be applied
along the Japanese coasts; and PV module with self-clean and anti-reflection
attributes that boost power generation. AUO aims to provide
environmentally-friendly cutting-edge technologies and high-efficiency green
solutions to both business clients and homeowners.

In PV EXPO 2011, AUO will present its module with AC photovoltaic
technology (ACPV) which aimed to solve the partial shading problem for
metropolitan and residential areas. The feature of such technology is that
each module with ACPV technology can track the maximum power point and
maintain its operation at excellent efficiency under any weather or shading
conditions. With a micro inverter attached to the PV module, users will not
be required to purchase and install a big inverter around the house, and the
solar powered system can be easily expanded, monitored, maintained and set
up. For safety considerations, the output voltage of an ACPV installation is
kept at 240 V, only one-third of the traditional PV system output. By
installing AUO's solar monitoring software, users can receive real-time
updates of power output data through mobile, computer, and other 3C products.

As Japan is surrounded by sea, AUO has developed the EcoDuo PM 240P00 PV
module, a product that has passed salt mist corrosion tests by IEC and CNS,
and caters to Japan's island features. EcoDuo PM 240P00 PV module may
generate power efficiently even in both coastal and humid regions. Moreover,
this product is expected to obtain the JET certification (Japanese Electrical
Safety and Environment Technology Laboratories) around the middle of this
year. In addition, to counter the common problems affecting the efficiency in
power generation caused by dirt and reflectivity, AUO has developed the
GreenTriplexPM250M00 PV module that has self-clean and low reflectivity
technologies to enhance power generation. Light trapping is improved by the
low reflectivity design. The addition of photocatalyst on the surface helps
the breakdown of contaminants when exposed to sunlight. As a result, the
panels are optimized to achieve maximum efficiency.

Looking into the future, AUO aims to deliver low-carbon, advanced and
high-quality total green solutions to clients through its world-leading
efficient, vertically integrated solar value chain.


AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is a global leader 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 71 inches.
AUO generated NT$467.2 billion in sales revenue in 2010 (US$16 billion) 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. The
Display and Solar businesses were established respectively as the Company's
two core businesses in October, 2010. For more information, please visit

* 2010 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD29.14:USD1.

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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 are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of
the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements were based on our
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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
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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 Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission on May 11th, 2010.

Freda Lee, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp. at +886-3-5008800 x3206, +886-3-5772730(Fax) or freda.lee at; Yawen Hsiao, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp. at +886-3-5008800 x3211, +886-3-5772730(fax) or yawen.hsiao at

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