Does your company manufacture an electronic device with a screen? A typical electronic device with an LCD display has two key parts to it: the screen itself and the computer or "brain" of the device which is located behind the display. But today, some companies are choosing to turn to technology called chip-on-glass LCD. This type of LCD display contains the electronics or "brain" of the device soldered directly onto the glass itself, with no additional motherboard behind it. Here's why switching to this type of technology in your devices may be the right way to go.
You Can Dramatically Slim Down the Devices You Create
When you put together an electronic device that needs both a motherboard or circuit board and then a separate LCD display that is installed in front it, these two distinct and separate parts or sections will create a device that is wider or has more depth to it. With chip on glass LCD displays, the entire device can end up being almost as narrow as the pane of glass you are using for the display, with perhaps just a smidge of extra room needed behind it for the electronics that will be soldered on. Just about all electronic devices today are moving towards being slimmer as this will offer consumers a more premium look and feel.
A Slimmer All-in-One Device Creates Less Waste
Because a chip-on-glass LCD display uses fewer parts than a traditional build display with a motherboard or circuit board, there will be fewer parts to deal with during quality assurance. It's possible that this could lower your company's environmental footprint by producing less waste thanks to fewer bad parts.
Also consider that a more slim or narrow final device does not need as much packaging material before it is boxed up and shipped off to its final destination. This will save your company money on packaging and shipping costs but it will also create less waste from packaging.
Repairs May Be Easier With Fewer Parts to Disassemble
If you have a device that needs to be serviced or repaired, there will be fewer parts to disassemble. You'll simply remove the display, flip it around and have access to the electronics without having to further tinker with another board or other parts in a separate section of the device.
Moving to chip-on-glass LCD displays may help you create slimmer, space-saving and more premium products that are more environmentally friendly and easier to repair. Contact a provider of LCD display technology today for more information.