1 July 1997 Review of plasma technology: past and future
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Plasma display panels (PDPs) have become a major focus in the world's quest for the direct view, hang-on-the-wall panoramic flat panel display (FPD) monitor. There are more than a dozen large international companies scrambling to be in the picture with a reported world-wide investment to date of around 1 billion dollars over the last few years. In addition, world-wide investments are expected to be several billion dollars over the next five years. PDPs in the past have always held out the promise for large area, high definition applications except the high production costs for high definition video/graphics displays made them impractical for widespread use in industrial, professional, medical and consumer applications.In the present, full color PDPs are becoming affordable for consumer consideration, and the potential for low cost to meet the mass consumer product market is undeniable. Those joining the PDP quest recognize that this potential will be realized within the next five years, and are investing now to be in the big picture. All kinds of specialized and niche market applications which have used, or are now planning to insert PDPs, will directly benefit from the infrastructure and economies of scale that are coming about as a result of he commercial PDP development.
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Ray A. Stoller, Ray A. Stoller, Peter S. Friedman, Peter S. Friedman, Randall R. Ernsthausen, Randall R. Ernsthausen, } "Review of plasma technology: past and future", Proc. SPIE 3057, Cockpit Displays IV: Flat Panel Displays for Defense Applications, (1 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277024; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.277024


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