2022-07-12

AUO Corporation Reports June 2022 Consolidated Revenue

AUO Corporation ("AUO" or the "Company") (TWSE: 2409) today announced its unaudited consolidated revenue of NT$20.69 billion for June 2022(1), down by 5.8% month-over-month and decreased by 39.0% year-over-year. Consolidated revenues in the second quarter of 2022 were NT$62.88 billion, down by 22.9% quarter-over-quarter and decreased by 34.3% year-over-year.   The total panel area shipment reached around 1.59 million square meters in June 2022, down by 9.7% month-over-month. In the second quarter of 2022, the total panel area shipme...
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2022-07-05

Samsung to Launch Mass Production of Micro LED TVs in 3Q22 with AUO and PlayNitride as Suppliers

According to the South Korean media outlet TheElec, Samsung plans to start producing Micro LED TVs in the third quarter this year. The product will be engineered with LTPS-TFT technology. It is also the first Micro LED TV that does not use PCB technology.   Photo credit: Samsung   In 2022, the South Korean electronics conglomerate aims to roll out 89", 101" and 114" Micro LED TVs. Production of the 89" model was about to kick off this May; however, the schedule was delayed due to unsatisfactory yield and the C...
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2022-05-12

【SID Display Week 2022】: Rise of Micro LED, Mini LED and OLED Displays

SID Display Week 2022 was held between May 8 and May 13 in San Jose, California. During the annual event, leading players worldwide showcased their latest Micro LED display technologies and products, including Samsung, LG, AUO, Innolux, BOE and PlayNitride. The product applications shown included large-size displays, automotive displays, transparent displays, wearables and AR/VR headset displays. PlayNitride In response to the trend of Micro LED commercialization, PlayNitride presented its products in several categories at SID Display Week ...
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2022-05-04

【Touch Taiwan 2022】Partnerships between Giants to Create Win-Win Micro/Mini LED Display Solutions

Touch Taiwan 2022 kicked off on April 27 in Taipei, centering on the theme “Features on Cross Industry Integration , the Future of Displays”, during which major players––such as Ennostar, Macroblock, AUO and PlayNitride––showcased various products which they have spent years to make. Ennostar Ennostar focused on displays and sensing. The first thing catching visitors’ eyes was an ultra fine pitch display featuring 0404 RGB LED. The LED manufacturing group also exhibited solutions for small and large displays powered...
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2022-04-25

AUO Defines New Automotive Era with Micro LED and AmLED Creating New Experience for Future Smart Cockpits

<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ph5z2Wv-xN0" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe>   HSINCHU, TAIWAN (PRWEB) APRIL 21, 2022 The trends of electric vehicles and smart cars are drastically altering vehicle architecture, manufacturing models and supplier ecosystem. In response to such trends, AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) continues to dedicate in the research and design of high...
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2022-04-21

AUO Showcases Advanced ALED Technologies and Partners with Ecosystem at Touch Taiwan 2022 Focusing on Entertainment Simulation and Metaverse Applications

AUO partners with Brogent to create a flight simulator and provides immersive entertainment experience   AUO will take part in Touch Taiwan 2022 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from April 27 to 29. With “New Future with Infinite Horizon” being the theme, AUO combines advanced ALED display technologies and outstanding software/hardware integration capabilities to create an extremely simulated smart virtual studio and a flight simulator. AUO teams up with ecosystem partner, Renovatio Pictures and Brogent Technologies Inc., to ove...
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2022-04-01

Ennostar Considers a Rights Issue to Raise Funds for Constructing a 6-Inch Micro LED Wafer Fab with AUO and Innolux as the Subscribers

On March, 28, Ennostar’s Board of Directors decided to get away a rights issue (Private Equity) of 70,000,000 common shares to raise funds for constructing a 6-inch Micro LED wafer fab and purchasing equipment for epitaxy and chip fabrication. AUO, one of the directors of Ennostar, will subscribe 67,250,000 shares and Innolux 2,750,000 shares. Share price is tentatively 90% of the reference price. Ennostar explained that rights issue can quickly raise money and the shares are non-transferable within three years as stipulated, which can ensure the long-term co...
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2022-01-18

AUO and Innolux Strive for Shares in Automotive Display Markets, Innolux Shipping Mini LED Backlights to Europe, the US and Japan

As their profits soared in 2021, AUO and Innolux, two major panel manufacturers, have made investments in hopes of capturing shares in the vehicle mount display (VHD) market. Innolux, focusing on the design of smart vehicle cabins, showcased its Integrated Cockpit Display System at the CES event this year. AUO applied a large size AmLED displays to vehicles, aiming to secure shares in the automotive center console and dashboard market. Last year, Innolux generated more than NT$51.5 billion ($1.87 billion) between 1Q21 and 3Q21, with annual revenue hitting a 6-...
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2022-01-06

Major Panel Suppliers AUO and Innolux Continue Transformations, Aiming to Stop Being Called “Stocks Prone to Business Cycle Swings”

Thanks to the soaring demand stimulated by the stay-at-home economy and supply constraints of glass substrates, ICs and other components during the COVID-19 pandemic, panel prices have started to take off since June 2020, enabling panel manufacturers AUO and Innolux to turn losses into gains. However, panel prices have been dropping since August 2021 following vaccination spikes and slowdowns in component supply gaps, signifying the unpredictability of panel business cycles. To be more recession resilient, AUO and Innolux have been striving for value transformation. ...
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2021-09-30

AUO Cooperates with CHIMEI Museum as Its A.R.T. Display Technology Offers an Alternative for Artwork Reproduction

By cooperating with art institutions, AUO has made the use of advanced display technologies possible in various scenarios. The panel giant announced its partnership with CHIMEI Museum, where the company applied its Advanced Reflectionless Technology (A.R.T.) to the museum gift shop. Visitors can then have novel visual experiences created through the combination of advanced display technology with art. Additionally, A.R.T. enables some of CHIMEI’s essential collections to be reproduced at AUO’s headquarter hall, transforming its work space into a...
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2021-09-22

AUO Partners with MSI to Introduce AmLED Technology in New Flagship Laptop Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara Limited Edition

Advanced display technology meets ultimate aesthetics to unveil the next-generation creator style AUO has long dedicated itself to the development of advanced display technologies and pioneered to develop the mini LED technology years ago. Today, AUO proudly presents the introduction of its AmLED (Adaptive mini LED) display technology for MSI Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara Limited Edition, a collaboration between MSI and the world-famous designer Hiroshi Fujiwara. With its 16:10 Golden Ratio display, this laptop utilizes AUO proprietary AmLED’...
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2021-08-24

Targeting Mini/Micro LED, AUO Accelerates Transformation and Upgrading

On August 19, the panel giant AUO convened a shareholders meeting. During the meeting, Chairman Paul SL Peng suggested that, regarding shareholders’ concerns over the stock price and analysts’ ratings of the panel industry, AUO could not affect its stock price, but the Taiwan-based panel manufacturer is striving to develop “biaxial transformation” (i.e., the Go Premium and Go vertical projects) strategies to ensure sustainable and stable profitability. Mr. Peng emphasized that because the panel industry is highly sensitive to changes in the econ...
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2021-05-18

AUO to Exhibit Cutting-Edge Display Technologies and Applications for Post-Pandemic Smart Living at SID Display Week 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has sped up digital transformation for global industries. People are increasingly dependent on human-machine interfaces for remote and contactless communication, which has led to a strong desire for high-end displays. For many years, AUO has been committed to the research and design of innovative display technology. This year, through participating in the online exhibition of SID Display Week 2021, AUO will showcase diversified applications of high-end display technologies including micro LED, cutting-edge sensing technology, and A.R.T. (Advan...
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2021-05-05

AUO Plunks Down RMB 6.5 Billion in Kunshan Fab to Expand Production Capacity of Micro LED

AU Optronics (L) Corp., a subsidiary of AUO, announced on the latter’s behalf on April 28th that a sum of RMB 3.995 billion will be used to buy out all shares of the joint venture partners for AU Optronics (Kunshan), and AUO Kunshan will be incorporated as a wholly-owned subsidiary, with an additional investment of US$384 million that combines to a total investment of roughly NT$28 billion (approx. RMB 6.5 billion). AUO commented that the acquisition of shares was done to enhance the control over AUO Kunshan, and the priority right now is to expand ...
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2021-04-29

San’an and AUO May Benefit from the Planned Production Lines of Micro LED by Samsung

The World IT Show 2021 hosted on April 21st to 23rd saw the debut of advanced products by both Samsung and LG. Regarding high-end TVs, Samsung has showcased its Micro LED TV and NEO QLED Mini LED backlight TV, whereas LG has presented the first rollable OLED TV in the world. Micro LED: planning for additional production lines As indicated by the coverage of South Korean media, Han Jong-hee, President of Samsung Visual Display Businesses, commented during an interview that the production line for the 146-inch Micro LED is curre...
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2021-04-15

AUO to Unveil Next-generation Sensing Technologies for Smooth Human-machine Communication Across Diverse Smart Verticals

AUO leads to debut TFT optical fingerprint sensor with world’s highest pixel density, and the largest ultra-thin LTPS TFT fingerprint sensor module(*) The technology of 5G and AIoT drives the development of various innovative field applications as well as more diverse and smarter human-machine interface. As a leading optoelectronic solutions provider, by leveraging the profound technologies developed over the years, AUO will present a series of cutting-edge sensing technologies deriving from TFT technology in Touch Taiwan this time. For fingerprint scannin...
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2021-03-26

AU Optronics Dedicates into Mini and Micro LED Market by increasing its Shareholding in Ennostar

On March 24th, panel maker AU Optronics announced that in order to strengthen business cooperation and long-term equity investment with its affiliate, Ennostar, AU Optronics has invested an additional 302 million NT dollars in the past month and will continue to increase this year. About 604 million NT dollars has been invested so far, and the controlling stake in Ennostar has risen to 7.87%.
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2020-09-10

Automotive and Wearable Micro LED Displays at Display Week 2020 Demonstrate Mass Transfer and Bonding Breakthroughs

Even without a physical presence, Display Week 2020 still functioned as a major arena for competing technology providers to showcase their offerings. Noteworthy participants that unveiled their latest Micro LED products included LGD, AUO, Tianma, and BOE. In demonstrating their cutting-edge solutions, exhibitors used videos, images, and other media resources to overcome the limitations of the virtual venue. The lack of physical exhibitions and conferences did not diminish the excitement over Micro LED displays during Display Week 2020. Many prominent developers ...
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2020-09-03

Epistar, Lextar and AUO to Leverage Their Expertise to Expand Micro/Mini LED Business through Collaboration with Big Brands

Mini LED backlight display technology is going to be adopted by Apple and Samsung for tablets and TVs launching next year. Meanwhile, we have seen several Micro LED technology breakthroughs recently with AUO, PlayNitride and ITRI showcasing their prototypes for innovative applications. To speed up Micro/Mini LED display technology, integration within the supply chain is a major strategy recognized by industry players. Epistar and Lextar, the two Taiwan-based LED chip manufacturers, are merging with the aim to leverage their expertise and avoid duplicated ...
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2020-08-31

Micro LED Hetero-integration Paves the Way for Innovative Display Applications

The ultimate display technology Micro LED has improved significantly in wafer technology, full color performance and mass transferring recently. Taiwan-based industry players have shared their insights of the technology at an industry gathering last week. Jennifer Y-C Lin, Senior Associate Vice President of AUO, indicated that Micro LED will be a key technology to drive innovative applications in the era of 5G connection and IoT, especially as the world heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. She explained that in addition to excellent display performance,...
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2020-08-26

Taiwan-based Supply Chain Equipped for Upcoming Mini LED Display Applications

2021 is expected to be the year that Mini LED will illuminate the display market. Apple is getting ready to launch the new iPad Pro featuring Mini LED backlight display and Samsung will probably debut new high end TV portfolio based on the technology. Recently a Korean media added that Samsung might produce about 2 million units of Mini LED backlit TV next year. With all the upcoming Mini LED display applications, the supply chain in Taiwan covering LED manufacturers and panel makers who have been dedicating to improving the display technology based on mini...
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2020-08-14

【Display Week】Micro LED Display for Automotive and Wearable Applications

Despite the interruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of novel display technologies have to go on. At the virtual Display Week held last week, there were still several new Micro LED display exhibits showcased by worldwide experts. LEDinside selects a few innovations that cannot be missed. AUO AUO exhibited an integrated full color TFT driven Micro LED automotive displays with two 9.4-inch flexible Micro LED panels. Its S-curve shape enables the display to be mounted into automotive interior design. It also demonstrated a 12.1-inch Micro...
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2020-08-06

【Display Week】AUO Showcases Micro LED and Mini LED Technologies Targeting Applications in Post-pandemic Era

As virtual Display Week goes on, Taiwan-based panel maker AUO announced its demonstration of advanced display technologies covering Micro LED automotive displays, Mini LED medical displays, a full range of gaming displays as well as display applications in smart retail and transportation. Pioneering the next generation display technology, AUO is showcasing a complete series of full color TFT driven Micro LED automotive displays. The 9.4-inch flexible Micro LED display developed jointly by AUO and PlayNitride is now integrated into a automotive display t...
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2020-07-31

AUO Expects Thriving Panel Market in 2H20 and Supplies 8K QLED and Mini LED Display to Leading Brands

Taiwanese panel manufacturer AUO held its investor conference yesterday and announced financial results of 2Q20. Driven by “Stay-at-home” economy, the company reported strong demand for display applications and expects the growth momentum to continue in the second half of the year. For 2Q20, AUO posted consolidated revenues of NTD 63.50 billion (US$ 2.16 million), up by 18.3% QoQ. Gross margin came to 2.7%. In the second quarter of 2020, large-sized panel shipments totaled around 30.71 million units, hiked by 37.0% QoQ. Shipments of small-and-medium-s...
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2020-06-22

Eye on the Growing Mini LED Market, Panel Makers to Reduce Cost and Extend Product Diversity

New display technologies Mini LED and Micro LED are bringing new opportunities to the industry. Many companies are thus trying to develop new strategies and form alliances with the aim to occupy a leading position in the market. Recently, Taiwan-based LED companies Epistar and Lextar announced their integration for leveraging their expertise to accelerate technology development in Mini LED and Micro LED technologies, hoping to win more business opportunities. Apart from LED manufacturers, panel makers have also geared up to push commercialization of the new di...
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2020-06-18

PlayNitride Aims to Cut Micro LED Cost by 95% in Five Years

Micro LED technology supplier PlayNitride said that it aims to reduce production cost of Micro LED chip by 95% in five years to meet the requirement of mass production and is continue to raise funding. Charles Li, CEO of PlayNitride, noted that the two major keys of Micro LEDs are to make them small and cheap, which is the current challenge for commercialization. In order to achieve the goal, it is critical to connect the supply chain from wafer manufacture, chip process, transfer technology, display module, backplane driver and system tuning. Most of the processes ...
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2020-05-11

Apple Reportedly Partners Epistar and AUO to Strengthen Micro/Mini LED Technology at Its New Facility in Taiwan

Apple has begun construction of its new facility in Taiwan since last year and LEDinside covered the progress of the building in November 2019. Now the iPhone maker was said to develop innovative display technologies, Micro LED and Mini LED, with its partners in Taiwan, Epistar and AUO, according Taiwanese media, Economic Daily. (Apple's new facility in Taoyuan, Taiwan) The facility is said to be focus on Micro LED and Mini LED technology for iPhone or iPad display applications. As the facility is built within the Longtan Science Park under...
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2020-05-07

AUO Spins off Its General Display and PID Businesses to Focus on Market Diversification

Taiwan-based panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) is going to demerge its General Display and Public Information Display businesses and set up a new wholly owned subsidiary Da Qing. By establishing the new company, AUO aims to accelerate the building of ecosystems with partners across diverse domains, extending the value chain for smart display applications, integrating AIoT and novel technologies to seize new market opportunities. (Image: AUO) Facing severe competition in the panel industry and the declining market demand resulted by the coronavirus outbreak, globa...
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2020-04-21

AUO Partners PlayNitride to Develop High Resolution Flexible Micro LED Display Technology

Taiwan-based display manufacturer AUO has partnered with PlayNitride to unveil their latest Micro LED technology development. The two companies leverage their expertise and developed a 9.4-inch flexible Micro LED display with the world's highest 228 PPI pixel density, achieving yet another industry milestone with pioneering technological breakthroughs. The 9.4-inch flexible Micro LED display is based on an LTPS TFT driven backplane which allows pixels to be lighted separately. With a high-speed mass transfer technology, more than 5.5 million Micro LED...
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2020-03-18

AUO Sees Opportunities with Its Panel Products and More despite the Impacts of Coronavirus

AU Optronics (AUO), the Taiwan-based panel manufacturer, held an annual press event displaying its new products and applications in 2020 including 8K TVs, Micro LED automotive displays, Mini LED backlit displays. (Image: LEDinside) The wide range of displays target diverse fields covering medical applications, gaming displays, public information displays, automotive displays and more. AUO noted that orders for medical and educational applications such as electronic whiteboards and digital X-ray panels have increased with rising needs in home education and med...
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Tokushima, Japan – 17 June 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the Direct Mountable Chip Series (Part Number: NVSWE21A-V1) to the portfol... READ MORE

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