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active matrix display
Last modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 

A type of flat-panel display in which the screen is refreshed more frequently than in conventional passive-matrix displays. The most common type of active-matrix display is based on a technology known as TFT (thin film transistor). The two terms, active matrix and TFT, are often used interchangeably.

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Active Matrix LCD Technology Paper
Describes the manufacturing and infrastructure of active matrix and liquid crystal displays.

Active-Matrix EL Displays article
This June 1995 Byte Magazine article describes Planar America's efforts in developing an AMEL (active-matrix electroluminescent) display. In addition, display advantages of electroluminescent displays are listed.

Sarif Inc. home page
Home page for Sarif Inc, manufacturer of polysilicon active matrix liquid crystal displays. This site provides company information and news, a product index, and a technology overview of active matrix LCDs.

Trends in AM LCD Technology
Describes LCD versus CRT and other aspects of AM LCD displays.

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Flat-Panel displays

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flat-panel display

passive-matrix display


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