AUO to Increase 8.5G Production Capacity

Monthly production at AUO’s G8.5 facilities in Houli, Taiwan, will be increased by between 25,000 and 30,000 substrates by 2016, said company president Paul Peng. The move will add 5% to AUO’s overall capacity. It is part of a shift towards more profitability, said Peng, not just market share. AUO will allocate NT$40 billion ($1.2 billion) to the expansion, as well as adding new capacity at the company’s operations in Kunshan, China.