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Glossary: Laptop & Laptop LCD Screen Industry Definitions

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ScreenTek is proud to provide you this glossary of common terms in the laptop LCD screen industry, and in the laptop notebook industry. Feel free to become more familiar with the terms we use throughout our site. If you notice any glaring omissions, we'd be glad to hear about those. Drop us a line at sales@screentekinc.com.

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A, B, C » 45 terms defined

Active area, Active matrix, Amperage, Angle of incidence, Angle of reflection, Anti-glare, Anti-reflective, Aspect ratio, Backlight, Brightness enhanced film (BEF), CFL cable length, CFL Voltage, Clock signal, Cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) tube, Color chromaticity (CIE), Color saturation, Color temperature, Compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), Contrast, Cycle time, Analog RGB, Anchoring Strength, Blocking Layer, Column Data Driver, Column Inversion, Column Spacers, Common Plane Switching, Compensation Films, Black Polymer Resin, Cavity Backlight, Contrast Contour Plots, Amorphous silicon, Anti-Reflection (AR), Black Matrix (BM), Chip on Glass (COG), a-Si TFT, a-Si Photodiodes, a-Si integrated row drivers, a-Si (Amorphous silicon), (Methoxybenzylidene)-4-butylaniline (MBBA), Airknife drying, Acuity human eye, An RGBW matrix, Advanced super view, Birefringence

D, E, F » 16 terms defined

DBEF, Dead pixel, Diffuse reflection, Diffuser, Double Super Twist Nematic (DSTN), Frame rate, Frequency, Dual Select Diode (DSD) AMLCD, Delta color filter arrangement, Double brightness enhancement film, Field-effect mobility , Digital Light Processor (DLP), Excimer Laser Annealing (ELA), Field Sequential Display, Etch stopper, Five mask

G, H, I » 18 terms defined

Glare, Gloss, Gloss meter, Gloss units, High-Performance Addressing (HPA), Horizontal back porch, Horizontal front porch, Horizontal sync, Illuminance, Illuminance meter, In-plane Switching, Inverter, Hot cathode fluorescent lamp, is a way to increase the apparent resolution of a computer's liquid crystal display (LCD) or Organic, Gate drain capacitance, Gate pulse distortion, Ion doping, Impulse type display

J, K, L » 11 terms defined

Lambertian distribution, Light-emitting diodes (LED), Liquid crystal, Low voltage differential signaling (LVD), Luminance, Luminance meter, LC Cell Gap, LC Filling, LC Pixel Capacitance, Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS), Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS)

M, N, O » 16 terms defined

Monochrome, New, New Pull, Nit, Ohms, Notebook panel, Mirror projection aligner, Normally white TN mode, Mura, N+ layer, Optical Density, Module Assembly Process, National Television System Committee (NTSC), Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED), Mask, matrix addressing

P, Q, R » 29 terms defined

Parallel transmittance %, Patterned Vertical Alignment (PVA), Pencil hardness, Pixel, Pixel pitch, Polarizer, Power consumption, Privacy film, Pull, QXGA, Reflection, Reflective, Reflexive reflections, Refraction, Refraction index, Refurbished, Repolarization, Resolution, Response time, Retardation film, Pixel defects, Pin photodiode, Plasma display panel (PDP), Poly-Si TFT, Radioluminescent screen, Passive matrix OLED, Response time measurement (RTM) , Resistor-capacitor (RC) relaxation, Patterned spacers

S, T, U » 27 terms defined

Scan rate, Specular reflection, Sub-pixel, Support color, SVGA, SXGA, SXGA+, TAC, Thin Film Transistor (TFT), Transflective, Transmissive, Transmittance, UXGA, Threshold Voltage, Timing Controller, Touch screen, Surface Acoustic wave touch screen, TFT array, Stereo Monitor, Trilayer, TN Cell, TN LCD (twisted Nematic), Thin film electroluminescence, TN mode, Threshold Voltage Shift(Vth), Tantalum pentoxide(Ta2O5), System-on-panel

V, W, X, Y, Z » 18 terms defined

Vertical back porch, Vertical front porch, Vertical sync, VGA, Viewing angle, Voltage, Wattage, Wavelength, WSVGA, WSXGA, WSXGA+, WUXGA, WXGA, WXGA+, XGA, Vcon Modulation, Vertical Stripe Color Filter Arrangement, Vertical Interconnect Access

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