TFT LCD manufacturer sites second China plant

AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) has selected Xiamen in Southern China as the site of its second Chinese manufacturing plant. The move, says the company, is in-line with its "on-going belief in treating its customers as partners in business." An initial capital investment of $50 million has been earmarked for a new module plant (the final manufacturing stage for TFT-LCD panels) an...

02/01/2006


AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) has selected Xiamen in Southern China as the site of its second Chinese manufacturing plant. The move, says the company, is in-line with its "on-going belief in treating its customers as partners in business." An initial capital investment of $50 million has been earmarked for a new module plant (the final manufacturing stage for TFT-LCD panels) and sales facility.

The company indicated that investment in its Taichung Taiwan manufacturing site in recent years is demanding more LCD module capacity support. A major factor prompting the company to establish the second China location is that production can be delivered more quickly to customers. In recent years, Southern China has become a hub for information technology and consumer electronics manufacturers. Establishing the final stage TFT LCD production process in the same location helps ensure on-time delivery of products and services.

AUO has two additional facilities in Taiwan. Its other China location is in Suzhou. AUO is reportedly the third largest manufacturer of large-size thin-film transistor liquid crystal displays in the world.

For more information visit: www.auo.com





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