AUO Showcases the World's Highest Efficiency PV Module at SNEC 2011

By Au Optronics Corporation, PRNE
Sunday, February 20, 2011

HSINCHU, Taiwan, February 21, 2011 - AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) will
attend 2011 SNEC 5th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Exhibition &
Conference and showcase the world's highest efficiency PV module SunForte
PM318B00 with a conversion rate up to 19.5% and eco-friendly PV modules. AUO
will deliver low-carbon, advanced and high-quality total green solutions to
clients through its world's highest efficiency vertical solar value chain.

AUO is a global leading low-carbon TFT-LCD corporation and has been
developing proactively its solar business since 2008. The company, by
acquiring M.Setek, and joint venturing with SunPower, has created the world's
highest efficiency vertical solar value chain, including polysilicon raw
material, solar cell, PV module and system projects. AUO has also established
its first high-efficiency PV plant in Tianjin, which will be the first PV
plant in China acknowledged by U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The plant is designed to
be a green facility, with construction and equipment installation expected to
complete this year. Its total capacity will reach 1GW.

In addition to establishing green PV plants, AUO has engaged itself in
promoting carbon footprint verification for products. AUO's EcoDuo PM220P00
is the world's first PV module to have passed PAS2050 carbon footprint
verification by SGS, signifying a critical milestone for the PV industry. AUO
will also benchmark all its future PV modules against this standard and
devote itself to energy-saving designs, raw material reduction or
replacement, and develop innovative R&D technologies to effectively lower
total CO2 emissions and reduce carbon footprints in products.

In 2011 SNEC 5th International, AUO will display the high efficiency
mono-crystalline SunForte PM318B00 that targets densely populated urban areas
with smaller rooftops. The SunForte PM318B00 has a conversion rate as high as
19.5%, the world's highest for PV modules, and the output is approximately
40% higher than that of the conventional module in the industry with
conversion rate of 14%. The product will maximize the solar power output for
solar system users. Moreover, AUO will also demonstrate its PM240P00 PV
module that could withstand salt corrosion and moisture in coastal or humid
areas, making the power systems more efficient. All AUO high-efficiency PV
modules are tested for power performance and durability in UL certificated
laboratories, meeting CGC, TUV, UL, IEC standards to assure customers of
excellent long-term first class power generation warranty. In the future, AUO
will continue to take advantage of its world's highest efficiency vertical
solar value chain to design low-carbon and high efficiency PV products, and
offer high quality total green solutions to customers with its innovative R&D
strengths and mature supply chain management systems.

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About AU Optronics

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.

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 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
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 Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission on May 11th, 2010.

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

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