Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
AU Optronics Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
AU Optronics
Penalty: 
$500,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
September 20, 2012
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

AU Optronics Corporation, a Taiwan-based liquid crystal display (LCD) producer, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in San Francisco to pay a $500 million criminal fine for its participation in a five-year conspiracy to fix the prices of thin-film transistor LCD panels sold worldwide.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Taiwan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry of Parent: 
electronic components
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Parent company note: 
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