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SAN JOSE , Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Photon Dynamics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHTN), a global supplier utilizing advanced digital imaging technology for Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) yield enhancement systems and high performance digital imaging systems for defense, surveillance, industrial inspection and medical imaging applications, today announced that it has received the "2007 Best Equipment Supplier Award" from AU Optronics Corporation, a leading manufacturer of TFT-LCD modules both in Taiwan and in the world.
This prestigious award, based on internal scoring from AU Optronics' manufacturing fabs, recognizes the achievements of Photon Dynamics' company-wide commitment to superior customer support and technology leadership.
Jeff Hawthorne , president and chief executive officer of Photon Dynamics, commented, "Photon Dynamics takes great pride in receiving the '2007 Best Equipment Supplier Award' from AU Optronics. I attribute receiving this honor to Photon Dynamics' long standing commitment to providing exceptional customer support and market leading test and repair solutions. We look forward to continuing our participation in AU Optronics' future growth."
About Photon Dynamics, Inc.
Photon Dynamics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHTN) is a global supplier utilizing advanced digital imaging technology for market leading Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) flat panel display test and repair systems and for high performance digital imaging systems for defense, surveillance, industrial inspection and medical imaging applications. For more information about Photon Dynamics, visit its website at http://www.photondynamics.com.
About AU Optronics
AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE: AUO) is the leading manufacturer* of large-size thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels ("TFT-LCD"), with approximately 20.3%* of global market share with revenues of NT$480.2 billion (US$14.81billion)* in 2007. TFT-LCD technology is currently the most widely used flat panel display technology. Targeted for 40"+ sized LCD TV panels, AUO's new generation (7.5-generation) fabrication facility production started mass production in the fourth quarter of 2006. The Company currently operates one 7.5-generation, two 6th-generation, four 5th-generation, one 4th-generation, and four 3.5-generation TFT- LCD fabs, in addition to eight module assembly facilities and the AUO Technology Center specializes in new technology platform and new product development. AUO is one of few top-tier TFT-LCD manufacturers capable of offering a wide range of small- to large-size (1.5"-65") TFT-LCD panels, which enables it to offer a broad and diversified product portfolio. For more information, visit its website at AUO.com