Plasma Panel Packaging
Original Publication Date: 1983-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
The plasma panel offers several advantages over the CRT as a display device. It has long life, a thin profile, a flat screen, and is flicker- and distortion-free. The function of plasma panel packaging is to physically support, protect, and interconnect the panel and associated electronics in such a way that its performance, appearance, and maintainability are enhanced. In addition, the package should insure that minimum degradation occurs in shipping, storage, and operating environments. Achieving these objectives at minimum cost presents difficulties because of the fragile and highly reflective characteristics of plate glass, the extensive electronic circuitry needed to drive it, and the large number of interconnections required between the rigid glass and the electronics.