For Challenges in controlling ESD in the manufacturing of Flat Panel Displays
|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
ESD in the flat panel display (FPD) industry is an increasingly important issue, primarily due to FPD technology changes and the continuously increasing size of the bare glass substrates. Since the FPD industry began, there has been a need to control static charge levels in the factory. Each FPD manufacturer had a different ESD control strategy and deployed different ESD countermeasures. Unfortunately, there was no unified attempt to understand the true sensitivities of the FPD and the effectiveness of any ESD control techniques. This technical report will describe some of the more critical static charge related issues in FPD manufacturing. To describe static related issues for FPDs, the working group decided to compile recent publications of the members of the WG in one technical report (TR). The goal of the TR is to give the reader examples of static charge related issues within an FPD manufacturing environment. A future document will develop test methods for FPD devices.