Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) is polycrystalline silicon that is fabricated at lower temperatures, and is largely used in the consumer electronics industry for the development of large-area displays with high resolution. LTPS thin-film-transistors (TFTs) have high scope for adoption for liquid crystal display (LCD) panels as they provide high design flexibility at low material costs. High demand for flexible displays and compact mobile devices drives innovations in LTPS with high performance attributes, creating a high market potential for the material.
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Keywords: Polycrystalline silicon, consumer electronics, thin film transistor, display modules, liquid crystal displays