AU Optronics is a company in Taiwan that specialises in optoelectronic solutions. It was formed in September 2001 by the merger of Acer Display Technology, Inc. and Unipac Optoelectronics Corporation. AUO offers display panel products and solutions, in recent years expanded its business to smart retail, smart transportation, general health, solar energy, circular economy and smart manufacturing service. AUO employs 40,000 people. August 1996 Acer Display Technology, Inc. was founded September 2000 Listed at Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation September 2001 Merged with Unipac Optoelectronics Corporation to form AUO October 2006 Merged with Quanta Display Inc. December 2008 Entered solar business March 2009 G8.5 Fab in Taichung recognized as world's first LEED Gold certified TFT-LCD facility June 2009 Joint venture with Changhong in Sichuan, China to set up module plant April 2010 Joint venture with TCL in China to set up module plant July 2010 Acquired AFPD Pte. Ltd. subsidiary of Toshiba Mobile Display Co. Ltd. in Singapore May 2011 G8.5 Fab in Houli recognized as world's first LEED Platinum certified TFT-LCD facility June 2011 Acquired world's first ISO 50001 certification for manufacturing facilities February 2012 OLED strategic alliance formed with Idemitsu in Japan July 2012 Acquired world's first ISO 14045 eco-efficiency assessment of product systems verification June 2013 G8.5 Fab in Houli received Taiwan's first Diamond Certification for Green Factory Building November 2013 Named to 2013 / 2014 Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index April 2014 Initiated new model of solar power plant operation by founding Star River Energy Corporation May 2014 CSR Report acquired Taiwan's first GRI G4 certificate among the manufacturing industry May 2015 Ranked among the top 5% companies in the first Corporate Governance Evaluation released by Taiwan Stock Exchange December 2015 Launched Taiwan's first process water full-recycling system January 2019 Named to Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index since 2018 September 2019 Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since 2010 In September 2012, AUO was sentenced to pay a US$500 million criminal fine for its participation in a five-year conspiracy to fix the prices of thin-film transistor LCD panels sold worldwide.
Its American subsidiary and two former top executives were sentenced. The two executives were fined for their roles in the conspiracy; the $500 million fine matches the largest fine imposed against a company for violating U. S. antitrust laws. In July 2014, the Ninth Circuit rejected AUO's appeal of the fine. Lextar Electronics Corporation Qisda Corporation Darwin Precision Corporation Daxin Materials Corporation AUO Crystal Corporation Toppan CFI Fargen Power Corporation auo.com
Va'a-o-Fonoti is a district on the north east coast of Upolu Island in Samoa, with a population of 1,666, making it the least populated district in the country. The district is 38 km² and consists of a main area around Fagaloa Bay with nine villages and a small coastal exclave about 10 km further northwest, with the village of Faleāpuna; the district includes areas with cultural values. Va'a-o-Fonoti geographical boundaries are surrounded by the larger district of Atua; the capital of Va'a-o-Fonoti is Samamea. The small settlement of Uafato is part of the Uafato Conservation Area, a project started by the villagers in the early 1990s, to protect their environment from logging; the area has gained a reputation in the last decade for woodcarving and traditional arts and crafts in Samoa. Va'a-o-Fonoti was established within the district of Atua and established in the 16th century when Fonoti, victorious in the preceding war with his siblings Va'afusuaga Tole'afoa and Samala'ulu and upon assuming the mantle of Tupu Tafa'ifa, rewarded the people of this part of Atua for the role they played in securing his victory.'Vaa-o-Fonoti' is the honour bestowed upon the region for the bravery of the naval canoes who defeated Manono, Sapapali'i and Saleaaumua in the fighting that took part on the sea.
The paramount title of the district is Mata'utia. Fagaloa Bay – Uafato Tiavea Conservation Zone