The US District Court for the Northern District of California imposes $500 M fine on a Taiwan-based liquid crystal display (LCD) producer for its participation in a five-year conspiracy to fix the prices of thin-film transistor LCD panels (AU Optronics)

Acting Antitrust Chief Attributes Recent Enforcement Successes to Focus on Litigation Skills* On September 20, 2012 the federal district court in San Francisco imposed a record-tying $500 million fine on AU Optronics Corporation (AUO), a Taiwan-based liquid crystal display (LCD) producer, for its participation in a five-year conspiracy to fix the prices of thin-film transistor LCD panels. The company and its U.S. subsidiary also were placed on probation for three years and ordered to implement antitrust compliance programs. The sentencing follows a jury’s conviction in March 2012 of AU Optronics Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation America, and two high-level executives–Hsuan Bin Chen, and Hui

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Jeffrey May, The US District Court for the Northern District of California imposes $500 M fine on a Taiwan-based liquid crystal display (LCD) producer for its participation in a five-year conspiracy to fix the prices of thin-film transistor LCD panels (AU Optronics), 20 September 2012, e-Competitions September 2012, Art. N° 48812

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