AUO Explains Plans

At its recent investor’s event, AUO’s Paul Pen said that the firm had cut its debt to improve its financial position. The firm expects demand to grow faster than supply this year and it will expand its capacity in its Taichung plant by 25,000 to 30,000 substrates per month, with the capacity coming online in the second half of 2018. The company will continue its move towards more specialised products exploiting its technology and selling more high end panels. The company has good technology, for example, for narrow bezel TV panels.

Sales of 65″ TV panels are expected to be more than two million this year.