No paper towels at AU Optronics restrooms

May 22, 2008

hb-chen.jpgNo luck if you are an employee of AU Optronics and have been yelled at by your boss. There are no paper towels in the restrooms to wipe your tears!

In a drive to become more environmentally friendly, the world’s third largest LCD maker has stopped providing paper.

You’ll have to dry your tears under a hand dryer!

The company is also moving towards manufacturing display panels that consume less power. At the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecoms Summit, Chief Executive HB Chen said by the end of 2011 almost all notebooks will have displays illuminated
by LED backlight, which saves power.

But will consumers pay a premium for these products?

Chen said: “We try to make cheaper products. No question of letting consumers pay a premium.”

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