Samsung Display Co., Ltd. (Yongin-si, KR)

Display devices are comprised of a single display panel with multiple light emitting elements and a single nondisplay space with a plurality display pads. A first printed circuit boards is placed on the single display area and electrically connected with the plurality pads for display. An anisotropic conductor layer is positioned on the second circuit board. There are a plurality signal lines connecting to each of the multiple sensing electrodes. The anisotropic conductor film is equipped with a plurality of conductive pads. The number and arrangement of the pads for sensing is shown in a plan view. They overlap with the display area that is single. A base film is positioned on the plurality and signal lines.


Exemplary embodiments pertain to displays that include an input sensing device and more specifically , an display in which the pad connection section of the device for input is smaller than the pad connection section of the display.

Discussion of the Background

Electronic devices such as smart phones, digital cameras notebook computers, navigation systems and smart TVs have been created. Display devices display information.

Displays may also include input sensing units that are used as input devices and are placed on the display’s front panels. The input sensing units may be categorized as any one of add-on type input sensing units, coverglass-integrated type input sensing units, and display-integrated type input sensing units. Display-integrated input sensing devices may include in-cell as well as on-cell kinds. Input sensing units add complexity to the manufacture of display device and usually have an additional printed circuit board that is heated or pressed in the course of manufacture to secure it to the display panel.

The above information in this section on Background is intended to provide a better understanding of the background of the inventive concepts, and, as such, could contain information that doesn’t constitute prior art.

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