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Flat Panel Display Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066578D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Piggin, BP [+details]

Abstract

A flat panel display device is made by abutting four rectangular chips, each consisting of a display element area 1 bounded on two sides by a driver area 2, so that each display element area 1 touches two other areas 1, as shown in Fig. 1. The chips are originally as shown in Fig. 2 with a central rectangular display element area 1 bounded on all four sides by a driver area 2. The drivers on opposite sides of the display element area are duplicated so that each display element address line has a driver at each end. Cuts are then made along the lines A-A or BB, and C-C or D-D to produce a chip with a vertical and horizontal set of drivers.