AUO will allocate 1.77 billion dollars on the expansion of LCD panels, 8.5 G

The company AU Optronics (AUO) this year will allocate 1.77 billion dollar expansion of the Taiwan factory that lets LCD panels using 8.5 substrates G. After the expansion the plant’s capacity will increase to 25,000 to 30,000 wafers per month. Additional capacity is planned to be commissioned in the second half of 2018.

About $ 0.5 billion scheduled to be allocated for the continuation of 6G equipment factory in Eastern China, which started in November last year.

Last quarter, the company AUO has released 28,32 million large panels with a total area of 6,151 million m2 and 35,74 million panels small and medium size with a total area of 0.3 million m2, the Average selling price was $ 413 per square meter.

Panels smaller than 10 inches provided approximately 15% of the income of AUO. On the panel size from 10 to 20 inches accounts for 25% of sales, Board size from 20 to 39 inches — 16%. Panel size 39 to 50 inches brought AUO 17% of the total income and panel size of 50 inches or more — 27%. If you break down the income by application of the panels, most have on-panel TVs — 48% of the quarter’s revenue. The share of panels for monitors is 15% for laptops — 17%, for mobile devices — 5%. On all other panels, for example, used information boards and control panels, accounts for 15% of sales. In AUO is expected that this year demand for LCD panels will increase by 5%.

Source: Digitimes

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