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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 4 — Dec. 1, 2007
  • pp: 342–350

Revolution of the TFT LCD Technology

C. T. Liu

Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 342-350 (2007)

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The introduction of flat panel displays that are fabricated with thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal displays (TFT LCDs) has changed human's lifestyle very significantly. Traditionally, the revolution of the TFT LCD technology has been presented by the timeline of product introduction. Namely, it first started with audio/video (AV) and notebook applications in the early 1990s, and then began to replace cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) for monitor and TV applications. Certainly, TFT LCDs will continue to expand in all areas of our daily life in the future. Here a new concept of the revolution of the TFT LCD technology is presented for the major TFT LCD makers. In this new concept, there are four waves of technology revolution with the following themes, respectively: 1) product introduction; 2) performance enrichment; 3) power and material utilization; and 4) functions for human interface. The role of the LCD-TV in the revolution is also discussed.

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C. T. Liu, "Revolution of the TFT LCD Technology," J. Display Technol. 3, 342-350 (2007)

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