Friday, April 30, 2010

AUO, TCL to establish JV for TFT-LCD module plant

HSINCHU, TAIWAN: AU Optronics Corp. held a meeting of the Board of Directors on April 29, 2010, at which the Board approved a resolution establishing a joint venture of TFT-LCD TV panel module production with TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Ltd's subsidiary, TCL King Electrical Appliances (Hui Zhou) Co. Ltd ("TCL"), in Zhong Kai Hi-Tech Development Zone, Huizhou, Guangdong.

With the new business model of allying with its leading brand customer, AUO not only can ensure stable product shipments but also can provide TCL in-time and value-added services to seize the global business opportunities together.

The Board of Directors of AUO and that of TCL approved setting up the joint venture with a registered capital of no more than US$ 12 million. AUO and TCL will own 51 percent and 49 percent of the shareholding of the joint venture, respectively.

The joint venture will be named as "Huizhou Bri-King Optronics Co., Ltd" tentatively.

If the investment plan is approved by the relevant authority, it will complete AUO's presence of module plants in the China market. With services covering from eastern China, southern China, northern China to south-west China, AUO will be able to respond to customers' demands timely and strengthen its service quality.

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