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|Stock:||AU Optronics Corporation|
|AU Optronics Corp. was incorporated as Acer Display Technology, Inc. under the laws of the Republic of China as a company limited on August 12, 1996. In September 1, 2001, the Company completed a merger with Unipac. It changed its name to AU Optronics Corp. on May 22, 2001. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets flat panel displays and all of its products are TFT-LCD panels. Prior to the merger, Acer Display was mainly involved in the design, development, production and marketing of large-size TFT-LCD panels and Unipac was mainly involved in the design, production and marketing of both small-size and large-size TFT-LCD panels. TFT-LCD is currently a used flat panel display technology. Its panels are used in computer products such as notebook computers and desktop monitors and consumer electronics products such as mobile phones, digital photo frames, digital still cameras, portable navigation display, portable DVD players, LCD televisions and industrial displays. AU Optronics currently manufactures TFT-LCD at fabrication facilities commonly known as 'fabs.' The Company groups its business into three marketing channels: Information Technology Displays, Consumer Products Displays and Television Displays. The Information Technology Displays Business Group covers applications such as desktop and notebook computers. The Consumer Products Displays Business Group covers applications such as audio-video displays and mobile device displays. The Television Displays Business Group covers applications such as LCD television. The Company sells its panels to original equipment manufacturing service providers and brand companies. The Company's manufacturing operations require adequate supplies of raw materials and components on a timely basis. The TFT-LCD industry is competitive. Its competitors operate fabs in Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the PRC. The Company's manufacturing processes involve the use of hazardous materials and generate an amount of waste products, including wastewater, liquid waste products and hazardous gases, which are strictly monitored by local environmental protection bureaus.|
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