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Laser repair of flat panel displays
Author(s): Rodney L. Waters; Floyd R. Pothoven
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Paper Abstract

Lasers have come into wide use for the repair of liquid crystal (LCD), electroluminescent (EL) and plasma flat panel displays. As displays have become larger, more complex and thus increasingly more expensive, repair also has become indispensable. Laser repaid equipment can perform either as on-line production machinery or in a failure analysis role. Most of these repairs have been subtractive, i.e., to remove excess material that causes shorts. Additive repair is a new technique involving metal deposition to correct open faults. This paper traces the development of laser repair to improve yields of flat panel displays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1804, Rapid Thermal and Laser Processing, (16 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142089
Show Author Affiliations
Rodney L. Waters, Florod Lasers (United States)
Floyd R. Pothoven, Florod Lasers (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1804:
Rapid Thermal and Laser Processing
Dim-Lee Kwong; Heinrich G. Mueller, Editor(s)

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