AUO Fights Slowdown With High-End Panels

Expecting a weak second half for the panel industry, AUO is aiming to maintain profits by producing large-size, curved and UltraHD TV panels, say sources from Asia. High-end notebook panels, automotive and wearable displays will also be produced. UltraHD notebook panels will be mass produced in Q3’15. A 30% and 40% rise in automotive display revenues and shipments, respectively, is expected; 12.3″ panels are seeing the highest demand today. AUO also expects its 1.4″ circular AMOLED panels to remain steady; these are mostly being supplied to Chinese customers.