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AUO’s Kunshan 8.5G Plant May Start in 2014

Published: Dec 31,2013

[Taipei , Taiwan ] AUO’s long- delayed investment projects in Kunshan may start to install. The rumor said AUO obtained capital from d Agricultural Bank of China, is expected to order equipment after Chinese New Year, and catch up with production in early 2015.

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AUO previously announced investment 8.5 generation plant , but due to China’s own 8.5G plant capacity is too high , is currently being evaluated to change to 6G , specialize in Low-Temperature Poly Silicon (LTPS) and other high-end small and medium size products, is expected to have the final conclusion soon.

AUO announced for investing Kunshan Long Fei optoelectronics to set up 7.5 generation plant in 2010, decided to upgrade to a 8.5-generation in 2011. Long Fei optoelectronics common shareholding in Kunshan city government and AUO, which accounted for 51% of the Kunshan city government, AUO 49%, but the economic situation deteriorated, AUO deferred the investment.

Currently, the 683,000 square meters of plant area in the first phase construction has already been completed, but the investment in equipment and installment stay overdue. Because the investment project has been delayed for three years , Kunshan city government will recover the land and plant if AUO don’t continue going up construction, Therefore, AUO will propose the investment confirmation on these two days , and set up equipment and installment in 2014.

AUO said that investment plan of the 8.5G plant in Kunshan is actively evaluating, there is no timetable at this stage , will announce if they have decided .

It is worth noting that, AUO intends to change the investment project , in addition to the 8.5 generation plant, 6G plant is the other option.

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