HSINCHU, Taiwan, August 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AU Optronics Corp. (AUO or the Company) announced today that its PV QRA Lab in Taichung officially acquired the UL Witness Test Data Program (UL WTDP) lab certification. The Company's lab is the first in Taiwan with four certification marks for professional testing (IEC 61215, IEC 61646, IEC 61730 and UL 1703).

UL WTDP is the Witnessed Test Data Program conducted by UL, a global leader for product safety testing and certification. Having passed the assessment of UL WTDP, manufacturers could then have tests conducted at the certified test facilities under the supervision of UL personnel. This allows schedules to be easily maintained and information reviewed readily on-site.

As it is necessary for solar-related components and modules to achieve at least 25 years of power performance, AUO has invested around three million U.S. dollars when entering the solar business to set up a reliability lab for the testing of product function and durability under extreme weather conditions. We are glad that AUO's solar reliability lab acquired the UL WTDP lab certification, proving the Company's professional capabilities in solar product testing, said James C.P. Chen, Senior Associate Vice President of Solar Photovoltaic Business Unit. The lab will be able to conduct over 33 kinds of tests, all conforming to UL and IEC regulations. This demonstrates that AUO owns world-class testing capabilities, equipment and lab, he added.

Having become a UL WTDP certified lab, AUO will be able to perform certification tests including UL1703, IEC 61215, IEC 61646 and IEC 61730. The difficulties in transporting large-sized solar products will also be overcome, as the products could then be sent to the certified professional testing facilities. More time would be saved in terms of scheduling, transportation and testing. Risks and cost are reduced as well during the transportation of the samples. In addition, complete testing information could be collected readily on-site for further analysis. The professional personnel and testing facilities at AUO's solar reliability lab serve not only the Company to accelerate its RD process, but also customers who will be able to enjoy the efficient and convenient services.

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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 65 inches. AUO generated NT$359.3 billion (US$11.2 billion) in sales revenue* in 2009 and now houses a staff of more than 42,000 employees, 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, and formally founded its Solar Photovoltaic Business Unit in October 2009. For more information, please visit AUO.com.

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AU Optronics Corp. (AUO or the Company) , 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.

SOURCE: AU Optronics Corp.

CONTACT: Freda Lee, Corporate Communications Division of AU OptronicsCorp., +886-3-5008800 x3206, +886-3-5772730 (fax) or freda.lee@auo.com;Yawen Hsiao, Corporate Communications Division of AU Optronics Corp.,+886-3-5008800 x3211, +886-3-5772730 (fax) or yawen.hsiao@auo.com