Rapid Laser Patterning (RLP) of ITO thin films on glass offers a credible industrial alternative to wet-etch lithography for the manufacture of Flat Panel Displays - particularly for Plasma Displays. For any disruptive technology it is necessary to compare and contrast it with the existing manufacturing technique so that end users can make an informed decision as to its relative merits - both technical and commercial. Both processes are compared empirically and it is demonstrated that RLP offers benefits in terms of edge resolution, taper and is less prone to residue. Furthermore a commercial cost model is generated based on real capital and operational cost data. This model suggests that RLP can offer cost savings in the order of tens of millions of dollars for a single production line over a three year depreciation period.
|Title of host publication||26th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2007 - Congress Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||26th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics - Orlando, FL, United States|
Duration: 29 Oct 2007 → 1 Nov 2007
|Conference||26th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics|
|Abbreviated title||ICALEO 2007|
|Period||29/10/07 → 1/11/07|