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Panasonic Viera Plasma TVs Use Latest Photoimageable Thick-Film Pastes

DuPont Microcircuit Materials, part of DuPont Electronic Technologies, has announced the adoption of the newest DuPont™ Fodel® 8th Generation (8G) photoimageable thick-film pastes by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (MEI).

Panasonic VIERA® high definition PDPs feature new, cost saving DuPont™ Fodel® 8G technology.

MEI uses the technology in its latest line of Panasonic VIERA® Plasma televisions, which feature full high-definition resolution and superior image quality. DuPont™ Fodel® 8G pastes are used in the metallization of the plasma display panel (PDP) front bus electrodes to improve image quality and achieve substantial cost savings through dramatically reduced precious metal content. MEI is a world leader in flat panel TV technology with the largest global market share in the plasma television market.

"DuPont™ Fodel® 8G is yet another example of how DuPont Microcircuit Materials supports PDP manufacturers such as MEI in introducing process simplifications and cost reductions that achieve more attractive price targets for larger television sizes that are competitive with liquid crystal displays," said Walt Cheng, global business director, DuPont Microcircuit Materials.

The DuPont™ Fodel® 8G photoimageable thick film system is ideally suited for 42" and greater full high-definition PDPs which require exceptionally high resolution, yet must remain cost effective to manufacture.

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