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December 23, 2010 08:22 ET

Opinions on AU Optronics Corp. and Universal Display Corp. - Strong Outlook for Computer Peripherals

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 23, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the computer peripherals industry and has completed analytical research on AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE: AUO) and Universal Display Corp. (NASDAQ: PANL). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

The Computer Peripherals sector has seen considerable strength lately. In LCD markets, companies are working to expand their operations in China to take advantage of low cost and growing demand. The Chinese government recently approved the construction of new LCD plants in the country. China is expected to grow to the biggest LCD market worldwide within a few years. There is some concern that the new production will result in oversupply and negatively affect product prices however. The LCD sector has been historically protective of pricing in order to keep their screens from becoming overly-commoditized. Recently, the EU fined six LCD-makers including AU Optronics Corp. a total of $861 million USD for price fixing and breaking of EU antitrust laws. Investors looking for free research on AU Optronics Corp. are welcome to sign up at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the computer peripherals industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on AU Optronics Corp. and Universal Display Corp.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

In the security segment of the Computer Peripherals sector, firms are reporting that the number of internet criminals will in all likely-hood increase next year. While this is bad news for consumers, it is a potential boon for firms as their services will become more valuable than ever. Recent takedowns of spam-servers have evidenced that internet-crime is becoming highly centralized and systematic. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the computer peripherals industry.

Another segment of the peripherals sector that has been booming is touch-screen suppliers. The global trend in smartphone growth has set their technological expertise at the center of all consumer-phone interactions. Companies have been in such high demand they have been cited as turning down projects due to lack of operational capacity. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Looking at third quarter results for the industry for some of the players, AU Optronics Corp. posted a smaller profit of $7.41 million for the quarter on revenue of $3.99 billion. Conversely, Universal Display Corp. saw a net loss of over $7 million on revenue of $7,055,861 million. Investors looking for free research on Universal Display Corp. are welcome to sign up at

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