AU Optronics Corp. engages in the research, development, production and sale of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCDs) and other flat panel displays. It operates within the Display Business and Solar Business segments. The Display Business segment deals with the designing, developing, manufacturing, assembling and marketing of flat panel displays. The Solar Business segmenthandles the manufacturing of polysilicon and solar wafer. The company was founded on August 12, 1996 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.