Back in September we posted that AUO managed to achieve 50% yield in its AMOLED fab, and is set to start mass production. Now we hear from AUO's vice president Dagang Wu that the company is still facing technical issues and will have to delay mass production to 2013. Hopefully this means early 2013. AUO is optimistic that AMOLED will start replacing LCDs in mobile phones starting in 2013 (or 2014).

AUO hoped to start AMOLED mass production in Q3 2012 (which was also a delay from the original plan). AUO will make 4.3" qHD panels (257 ppi), and according to some industry insiders AUO already signed up HTC, Asus and possible Sony for those panels.

Wu also commented about AUO's large-size OLED panel program (for OLED TVs) - saying that this is still on track, but they cannot begin production yet as they have to undertake several "adjustments and improvements".

In a different PR, AUO unveiled new technology today - IGZO based 65" Ultra HD (4K by 2K) LCD Panels. IGZO enabled AUO to increase the resolution over a-Si, and they also used several new technologies in this panel to increase panel size, narrow the bezel and improve the colors.

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