(19)
(11)EP 1 630 592 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
26.06.2019 Bulletin 2019/26

(21)Application number: 05107021.7

(22)Date of filing:  29.07.2005
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G02F 1/1345(2006.01)
H05K 3/32(2006.01)
H05K 3/36(2006.01)
H05K 1/11(2006.01)

(54)

Liquid crystal display device with a tape circuit substrate having a signal line with a slit

Flüssigkristallanzeigenvorrichtung mit einem Bandschaltkreissubstrat mit Schlitz in der Signalleitung

Dispositif d'affichage à cristaux liquides avec un substrat de circuit en bande ayant une ligne de signal avec une fente


(84)Designated Contracting States:
DE FR GB IT NL

(30)Priority: 23.08.2004 KR 2004066274

(43)Date of publication of application:
01.03.2006 Bulletin 2006/09

(73)Proprietor: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
Gyeonggi-do (KR)

(72)Inventors:
  • Park, Hee-bum
    Bundang-gu Seongnam-si Gyeonggi-do (KR)
  • Kim, Ock-jin
    Cheonan-si (KR)
  • Park, Jin-ho
    Gwonseon-gu Suwon-si Gyeonggi-do (KR)
  • Lee, Kwang-soo
    Giheung-eup Yongin-si Gyeonggi-do (KR)

(74)Representative: Modiano, Micaela Nadia 
Modiano Josif Pisanty & Staub Ltd Thierschstrasse 11
80538 München
80538 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A- 1 204 306
JP-A- S6 144 494
US-B1- 6 518 557
JP-A- H0 468 317
US-B1- 6 285 433
US-B1- 6 633 361
  
  • PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 1995, no. 06, 31 July 1995 (1995-07-31) -& JP 07 072508 A (CASIO COMPUT CO LTD), 17 March 1995 (1995-03-17)
  
Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


Description


[0001] This application claims priority from Korean Patent Application No. 10-2004-066274 filed on August 23, 2004 in the Korean Intellectual Property Office.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION


1. Field of the Invention



[0002] The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display (LCD) device including a semiconductor chip package comprising a tape circuit substrate capable of improving contact reliability and reducing contact resistance between an outer lead of the tape circuit substrate and a pad electrode of an LCD device.

2. Description of the Related Art



[0003] There is currently a trend toward production of large sized image display devices, such as television (TV) monitors, to replace cathode ray tube (CRT) devices. Examples of the image display devices include flat panel display devices such as LCD devices, plasma display panel (PDP) devices, and organic electroluminescent displays (OELD) devices. Of the flat panel display devices listed above, LCD devices that can be made light and thin have been particularly popular.

[0004] LCD devices include an upper transparent insulating substrate, on which a common electrode, a color filter, a black matrix, etc. are formed, and a lower transparent insulating substrate, on which a thin film transistor (TFT), a pixel electrode, etc. are formed. A liquid crystal material having an anisotropic dielectric constant is injected between the upper and lower transparent insulating substrates. Different potentials are then applied to the pixel electrode and the common electrode, respectively, to adjust a strength of an electric field formed in the liquid crystal material, thereby changing a molecular alignment of the liquid crystal material. By changing the molecular alignment of the liquid crystal material, light transmitted through the upper and lower transparent insulating substrates is adjusted so that images are displayed. Among such LCD devices, a TFT LCD device using a TFT as a switching element is often used.

[0005] An LCD device needs drive-use semiconductor chips to drive a TFT. For a printed circuit board on which drive-use semiconductor chips are installed, a tape circuit substrate made by forming a circuit pattern on a flexible base film is usually used. Connection between a pad electrode of an LCD device and an outer lead of the tape circuit substrate will be described with reference to FIGS. 1A and 1B. FIG. 1A is a plan view illustrating a conventional connection between a pad electrode of an LCD device and an outer lead of a tape circuit substrate. FIG. 1B is a sectional view taken along line B-B' shown in FIG. 1A.

[0006] The tape circuit substrate includes an inner lead (not shown) connected with a bump electrode (not shown) on a drive-use semiconductor chip and an outer lead 12 which is formed on a base film 11 and connected with a pad electrode 22 of an LCD device 21, to which a driving signal for driving a TFT or a power supply voltage signal is input. The pad electrode 22 may include both a first conductive layer 22_2 and a second conductive layer 22_1. The pad electrode 22 of the LCD device 21 contacts the outer lead 12 of the tape circuit substrate in a predetermined region, as shown by the overlap portion of the pad electrode 22 and the outer lead 12 in FIG. 1A.

[0007] A method of connecting the pad electrode 22 and the outer lead 12 employs an anisotropic conductive film (ACF) 30, as shown in FIG. 1B. The ACF 30 includes conductive balls 32 dispersed within a thermosetting resin such as an epoxy resin 31. When the ACF 30 is positioned between the pad electrode 22 of the LCD device 21 and the outer lead 12 of the tape circuit substrate and then pressurized, the epoxy resin 31 of the ACF 30 spreads out to a side space of the pad electrode 22 and the outer lead 12. Thus, the epoxy resin 31 is hardened and the conductive balls 32 are pressed between the pad electrode 22 of the LCD device 21 and the outer lead 12 of the tape circuit substrate. As a result, the pad electrode 22 of the LCD device 21 and the outer lead 12 of the tape circuit substrate are electrically connected with each other via the conductive balls 32.

[0008] A width W1 of the pad electrode 22 of the LCD device 21 receiving a power supply voltage signal and a width W2 of the outer lead 12 of the tape circuit substrate connected with the pad electrode 22 are greater than a width of other leads and electrodes (for example, a pad electrode of the LCD device 21 receiving a data signal and an outer lead of the tape circuit substrate connected thereto), and therefore, contact resistance between the pad electrode 22 of the LCD device 21 and the outer lead 12 of the tape circuit substrate is reduced. As a result, current flow in the pad electrode 22 of the LCD device 21 and the outer lead 12 of the tape circuit substrate may be increased.

[0009] However, when the ACF 30 is positioned and pressurized between the pad electrode 22 having the width W1 and the outer lead 12 having the widthW2 for electrical connection, the epoxy resin 31 of the ACF .30 may be hardened without spreading out to the side space. If the epoxy resin hardens without spreading out to the side space, the conductive balls 32 do not satisfactorily contact the pad electrode 22 of the LCD device 21 and the outer lead 12 of the tape circuit substrate.

[0010] As a result, contact reliability between the pad electrode 22 of the LCD device 21 and the outer lead 12 of the tape circuit substrate cannot be effectively achieved. Thus, if the width W1 of the pad electrode 22 of the LCD device 21 and the width W2 of the outer lead 12 of the tape circuit substrate are decreased to achieve contact reliability, the contact resistance between the pad electrode 22 of the LCD device 21 and the outer lead 12 of the tape circuit substrate cannot be reduced effectively.

[0011] US 6285433B1 discloses a method for mounting a TCP film to a display panel.

[0012] JP H04 68317 A (Semiconductor Energy Lab, 4 March 1992) discloses a fine wiring technique required in a liquid crystal display device or an image sensor device. Said liquid crystal display device comprises a liquid crystal panel having a soda-lime glass substrate, a pad electrode formed by a first conductive layer on the lower insulating substrate, a tape circuit substrate including a signal line, and a conductive adhesive connecting the signal line with the pad electrode.

[0013] JP S61 44494 A (SONY Corp, 4 March 1986) discloses an invention that relates to an electrical connection body in which 4 m pattern pairs are connected mutually air-tight.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION



[0014] The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display (LCD) as defined in claim 1. Further advantageous aspects of the invention are set forth by the dependent claims.

[0015] The above stated and other features and advantages of the present invention will become clear to those skilled in the art upon review of the following description, the attached drawings and appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0016] The above and other features and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent by describing in detail exemplary embodiments thereof with reference to the attached drawings in which:

FIG. 1A is a plan view illustrating a conventional connection between a pad electrode of a liquid crystal display (LCD) device and an outer lead of a tape circuit substrate;

FIG. 1B is a sectional view taken along line B-B' shown in FIG. 1A;

FIG, 2A is a perspective view of a semiconductor chip package used in the present invention;

FIG. 2B is a partial enlarged view illustrating a connection between a bump electrode on a semiconductor chip shown in FIG. 2A and an inner lead of a tape circuit substrate and a connection between a pad electrode of a liquid crystal panel and an outer lead of the tape circuit substrate;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of an LCD device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4A is a plan view of an outer lead of a tape circuit substrate according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4B is a plan view illustrating a connection between the outer lead of the tape circuit substrate shown in FIG. 4A and a pad electrode of a liquid crystal panel;

FIG. 4C is a sectional view taken along line C-C' shown in FIG. 4B;

FIG. 4D is a sectional view taken along line D-D' shown in FIG. 4B; and

FIG. 5 is a plan view of an outer lead of a tape circuit substrate, which has a slit according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION



[0017] Advantages and features of the present invention and methods of accomplishing the same may be understood more readily by reference to the following detailed description of exemplary embodiments and the accompanying drawings. The present invention may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as being limited to the embodiments set forth herein. Rather, these embodiments are provided so that this disclosure will be thorough and complete and will fully convey the concept of the invention to those skilled in the art, and the present invention will only be defined by the appended claims. Like reference numerals refer to like elements throughout the specification.

[0018] In a liquid crystal display (LCD) device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a slit having a length less than that of an overlapping region in which a pad electrode of a liquid crystal panel overlaps with an outer lead of a tape circuit substrate and having a width less than that of the overlapping region is formed at an end portion of the outer lead of the tape circuit substrate, which contacts the pad electrode of the liquid crystal panel, to improve contact reliability and decrease contact resistance between the outer lead of the tape circuit substrate and the pad electrode of the liquid crystal panel.

[0019] A semiconductor chip package used in the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. 2A and 2B.

[0020] FIG. 2A is a perspective view of a semiconductor chip package used in the present invention. FIG. 2B is a partial enlarged view illustrating a connection between a bump electrode on a semiconductor chip shown in FIG. 2A and an inner lead of a tape circuit substrate and a connection between a pad electrode of a liquid crystal panel and an outer lead of the tape circuit substrate.

[0021] A semiconductor chip package 150 includes a tape circuit substrate 105 and a semiconductor chip 140. For example, like a tape carrier package (TCP) or a chip on film (COF), the tape circuit substrate 105 may be implemented as a flexible printed circuit (FPC) board in which a circuit pattern is formed on a base film.

[0022] The tape circuit substrate 105 has a structure in which a connection wire 120 and an inner lead 121 connected to the connection wire 120 are formed on a base film 110 made using a thin insulating material such as, for example, a polyimide resin or a polyester resin. Tape automated bonding (TAB) by which a bump electrode 141 formed on the semiconductor chip 140 is bonded to the inner lead 121 may be used. Hereinafter, a COF will be described as an example of the tape circuit substrate 105.

[0023] The tape circuit substrate 105 includes the base film 110, the inner lead 121, an outer lead 122 and the connection wire. The inner lead 121 extends from a first end of the connection wire 120 in a width direction of the tape circuit substrate 105 and is electrically connected with the bump electrode 141 on the semiconductor chip 140. The outer lead 122 extends from a second end of the connection wire 120 in the width direction of the tape circuit substrate 105 and is electrically connected with a pad electrode 222, which transmits, for example, a driving signal or a power supply voltage signal to a driving signal line, power supply voltage signal line or data line 240 of a liquid crystal panel. The connection wire 120 is formed on the base film 110 and connects the inner lead 121 with the outer lead 122.

[0024] The base film 110 is made of an insulating material such as, for example, a polyimide resin or a polyester resin. The connection wire 120 may be made of a conductive material such as a copper (Cu) foil. Preferably, the connection wire 120 may be made by plating a Cu foil with tin, gold, nickel, or solder.

[0025] To form the Cu foil used as a material of the connection wire 120 on the base film 110, casting, laminating, or electroplating may be used. Casting is a process of scattering the base film 110 in a liquid state on a rolled Cu foil and performing thermal curing. Laminating is a process of putting a rolled Cu foil on the base film 110 and performing thermal pressing. Electroplating is a process of depositing a Cu seed layer on the base film 110 and supplying electricity to an electrolyte including dissolved Cu after putting the base film 110 into the electrolyte.

[0026] The connection wire 120 may be formed by performing photolithography on a Cu foil and performing an etching process to selectively remove portions of the Cu foil.

[0027] The inner lead 121 extends from the first end of the connection wire 120 in the width direction of the tape circuit substrate 105 and is connected with the bump electrode 141 formed on the semiconductor chip 140. The bump electrode 141 may be made using a conductive material such as gold (Au), Cu, or solder. The bump electrode 141 and the inner lead 121 may be electrically connected to each other using thermal pressing. A solder resist layer 128 may be formed on a surface of the base film 110 excluding an area on which the semiconductor chip 140 is mounted and an area on which the outer lead 122 connected with the pad electrode 222 of the liquid crystal panel is formed.

[0028] The outer lead 122 overlaps with the pad electrode 222 when it is connected with the pad electrode 222 and has a slit at a portion of overlap between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222. The outer lead 122 will be described in more detail when an LCD device is described later.

[0029] An LCD device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. 3. FIG. 3 is a perspective view of an LCD device 200 according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

[0030] The LCD device 200 includes a liquid crystal panel 210, a semiconductor chip package 150, and an integrated printed circuit board 230.

[0031] The liquid crystal panel 210 includes a lower transparent insulating substrate 211 and an upper transparent insulating substrate 212. A plurality of elements are formed on the lower transparent insulating substrate 211 including, for example, gate lines (not shown), the data lines 240, a thin film transistor (TFT) (not shown), a pixel electrode (not shown), the pad electrode (222 in FIG. 4B) receiving a driving signal or a power supply voltage signal for driving the TFT, etc. A plurality of elements are formed on the upper transparent insulating substrate 212 including, for example a common electrode (not shown), a color filter (not shown), a black matrix (not shown), etc. A liquid crystal (not shown) is disposed between the upper transparent insulating substrate 212 and the lower transparent insulating substrate 211.

[0032] In this exemplary embodiment, the upper transparent insulating substrate 212 is smaller than the lower transparent insulating substrate 211 and is stacked on the lower transparent insulating substrate 211. The pad electrode (222 shown in FIGS. 4C and 4D) formed on the lower transparent insulating substrate 211 is formed by sequentially stacking a first conductive layer (222_2 shown in FIGS. 4C and 4D) and a second conductive layer (222_1 shown in FIGS. 4C and 4D). The first conductive layer 222_2 may be made using a conductive material such as chrome/aluminum (Cr/Al) or molybdenum/aluminum (Mo/Al) and the second conductive layer 222_1 may be made using a transparent conductive material such as indium tin oxide (ITO) or indium zinc oxide (IZO). At side portions of the pad electrode 222, protective layers (241 and 242 shown in FIGS. 4C and 4D) are formed between the second conductive layer 222_1 and the lower transparent insulating substrate 211.

[0033] The semiconductor chip package 150 includes a tape circuit substrate 105 and the semiconductor chip 140. The tape circuit substrate 105 includes the base film 110 made using an insulating material, the inner lead 121 extending from the first end of the connection wire 120 formed on the base film 110 to be electrically connected to the bump electrode 141 on the semiconductor chip 140, and the outer lead 122 extending from the second end of the connection wire 120 to be electrically connected to the pad electrode 222.

[0034] The semiconductor chip 140 is mounted on the base film 110 to drive the liquid crystal panel 210. Consequently, the bump electrode 141 of the semiconductor chip 140 is connected with the pad electrode 222 via the inner lead 121, the connection wire 120, and the outer lead 122. The pad electrode 222 is electrically connected to one of the data lines 240.

[0035] The integrated printed circuit board 230 includes control elements 231 having an integrated circuit (IC) controlling the semiconductor chip 140. The control elements 231 may input a signal for individually driving each TFT to each semiconductor chip 140.

[0036] Connection between the outer lead 122 of the tape circuit substrate 105 and the pad electrode 222 according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to FIGS. 4A through 4D.

[0037] FIG. 4A is a plan view of the outer lead 122 of the tape circuit substrate 105 according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 4B is a plan view illustrating a connection between the outer lead 122 of the tape circuit substrate 105 shown in FIG. 4A and the pad electrode 222 of the liquid crystal panel 210. FIG. 4C is a sectional view taken along line C-C' shown in FIG. 4B. FIG. 4D is a sectional view taken along line D-D' shown in FIG. 4B.

[0038] The outer lead 122 is connected with the pad electrode 222 at an overlap region including an overlap between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222 as shown in FIG. 2B. The outer lead 122 includes a first slit 123 and a second slit 124 formed by removing a predetermined portion of the outer lead 122 in the overlap region. Thus, for example, each of the first and second slits 123 and 124 includes three edges defined by the outer lead 122.

[0039] To connect the pad electrode 222 and the outer lead 122 in the overlap region, an anisotropic conductive film (ACF) 130 is used. The first and second slits 123 and 124 each provide a surge volume receptive to the ACF 130.

[0040] The ACF 130 includes conductive balls 132 within a thermosetting resin such as an epoxy resin 131. When the ACF 130 is positioned between the pad electrode 222 and the outer lead 122 and then pressurized, the epoxy resin 131 of the ACF 130 spreads out to a side space of the pad electrode 222 and the outer lead 122. Thus, the epoxy resin 131 is hardened and the conductive balls 132 are pressed between the pad electrode 222 and the outer lead 122. As a result, the pad electrode 222 and the outer lead 122 are electrically connected with each other via the conductive balls 132.

[0041] When the ACF 130 positioned between the pad electrode 222 and the outer lead 122 including the first and second slits 123 and 124 formed in the overlap region between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222 is pressurized, the epoxy resin 131 can satisfactorily spread out from between the pad electrode 222 and the outer lead 122 into the first and second slits 123 and 124, as shown in FIG. 4C.

[0042] Accordingly, the conductive balls 132 can effectively contact the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222. As a result, even when a width of the pad electrode 222 or the outer lead 122 is broad, contact reliability between the pad electrode 222 and the outer lead 122 can be satisfactorily achieved.

[0043] Meanwhile, as shown in FIG. 4D, in a region where the slits 123 and 124 are not formed, the conductive balls 132 contact the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222 by pressurizing the ACF 130 positioned between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222, and therefore, the outer lead 122 contacts the pad electrode 222 in a sufficient area to effectively reduce contact resistance between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222.

[0044] In the tape circuit substrate 105, the first and second slits 123 and 124 are formed in the outer lead 122 so that contact reliability is improved and contact resistance is decreased between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222.

[0045] It is preferable that the first and second slits 123 and 124 are formed in an outer lead 122 that transmits a power supply voltage signal such as a TFT ON voltage (e.g., a DC voltage of 20 through 30 V) or a TFT OFF voltage (e.g., a DC voltage of -5 through -10 V). When necessary, the first and second slits 123 and 124 may be formed in an outer lead 122 that transmits a driving signal.

[0046] The first and second slits 123 and 124 may be formed at other various positions in the outer lead 122. In an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, the first and second slits are disposed at an interior portion of the outer lead 122, as shown in FIG. 5. Thus, for example, each of the first and second slits 123 and 124 includes four edges defined by the outer lead 122.

[0047] It is preferable that the first and second slits 123 and 124 are formed at an end portion of the outer lead 122. In such a case, since the epoxy resin 131 of the ACF 130 spreads out into the first and second slits 123 and 124, contact reliability between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222 is more effectively achieved.

[0048] It is preferable that a first slit width W30 of the first slit 123 and a second slit width W40 of the second slit 124 are at least 1/20 of a width W20 of the overlap between the pad electrode 222 and the outer lead 122. Thus, since the epoxy resin 131 of the ACF 130 spreads out into the first and second slits 123 and 124, contact reliability between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222 is more effectively achieved.

[0049] It is preferable that a first slit length L30 of the first slit 123 and a second slit length L40 of the second slit 124 are about 1/10 through about 9/10 of a length L20 of the overlap between the pad electrode 222 and the outer lead 122. When the first and second slit lengths L30 and L40 are less than 1/10 of the length L20 of the overlap, the epoxy resin 131 of the ACF 130 cannot effectively spread out into the first and second slits 123 and 124, and therefore, contact reliability between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222 is not effectively achieved. When the first and second slit lengths L30 and L40 exceed 9/10 of the length L20 of the overlap, a contact area between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222 is not sufficient to achieve reduced contact resistance between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222.

[0050] In an alternative exemplary embodiment, additional slits are formed in the outer lead 122 along with the first and second slits 123 and 124. In such a case, since the epoxy resin 131 of the ACF 130 effectively spreads out into the slits, contact reliability between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222 is more effectively achieved.

[0051] It is preferable that the first and second slit widths W30 and W40 are substantially equal. If additional slits are formed in the outer lead 122, it is preferable that lengths of of all slits are substantially equal to the first and second slit widths W30 and W40, Thus, since the epoxy resin 131 of the ACF 130 uniformly spreads out through all slits, contact reliability between the outer lead 122 and the pad electrode 222 is more effectively achieved.

[0052] In concluding the detailed description, those skilled in the art will appreciate that many variations and modifications can be made to the preferred embodiments without substantially departing from the principles of the present invention. Therefore, the disclosed preferred embodiments of the invention are used in a generic and descriptive sense only and not for purposes of limitation.

[0053] The LCD device includes a slit at an end portion of an outer lead of the tape circuit substrate in an overlap region between the outer lead and a pad electrode of a liquid crystal panel.

[0054] The slit has a length less than a length of the overlap region between the pad electrode and the outer lead and a width less than that of the overlap region between the pad electrode of the liquid crystal panel and the outer lead of the tape circuit substrate, thereby effectively improving contact reliability and decreasing contact resistance between the outer lead and the pad electrode.

[0055] Where technical features mentioned in any claim are followed by reference signs, those reference signs have been included for the sole purpose of increasing the intelligibility of the claims and accordingly such reference signs do not have any limiting effect on the scope of each element identified by way of example by such reference signs.


Claims

1. A liquid crystal display device (200) comprising:

a liquid crystal panel (210) including a pad electrode (222) receiving one of a driving signal and a power supply voltage signal;

a lower transparent insulating substrate (211);

an upper insulating substrate (212) smaller than the lower insulating substrate;

a liquid crystal disposed between the upper insulating substrate (212) and the lower insulating substrate (211); and

a tape circuit substrate (105) including

a base film (110) made of an insulating material, and

a signal line formed on the base film (110) and having an inner lead (121) electrically connected to a semiconductor chip (140), an outer lead (122) formed on the base film (110), and a connection wire (120) formed on the base film (110) to electrically connect the inner lead (121) to the outer lead (122), the outer lead (122) having a slit (123, 124) disposed at an overlap region between the pad electrode (222) of the liquid crystal panel (210) and the outer lead (122),

the slit (123, 124) being formed at an end portion of the outer lead (122); and

an anisotropic conductive film (130) connecting the signal line with the pad electrode (222);

wherein the pad electrode (222) is formed by a first conductive layer (222_2) and a second conductive layer (222_1), said first conductive layer (222_2) being on the lower insulating substrate (211) and said second conductive layer (222_1) being stacked on the first conductive layer (222_2);

wherein at side portions of the pad electrode (222), protective layers (241, 242) are formed between the second conductive layer (222_1) and the lower transparent insulating substrate (211) and said second conductive layer (222_1) being also stacked over said protective layers (241, 242).


 
2. The liquid crystal display device (200) of claim 1, wherein the first conductive layer (222_2) is made using a conductive material such as chrome/aluminum or molybdenum/aluminum and the second conductive layer (222_1) is made using a transparent conductive material such as indium tin oxide or indium zinc oxide.
 
3. The liquid crystal display device (200) of claim 1, wherein the slit includes three edges defined by the outer lead (122).
 
4. The liquid crystal display device (200) of claim 1, wherein the slit has a width being at least 1/20 of a width of an overlap region between the pad electrode (222) and the outer lead (122).
 
5. The liquid crystal display device (200) of claim 1, wherein the slit has a length ranging from about 1/10 to about 9/10 of a length of an overlap region between the pad electrode (222) and the outer lead (122).
 
6. The liquid crystal display device (200) of claim 1, wherein the outer lead (122) further comprises a plurality of slits.
 
7. The liquid crystal display device (200) of claim 6, wherein each of the plurality of slits has a same width.
 
8. The liquid crystal display device (200) of claim 6, wherein each of the plurality of slits has a same length.
 
9. The liquid crystal display device (200) of claim 1, wherein the slit provides a surge volume to receive the anisotropic conductive film (130) in response to pressurizing the anisotropic conductive film (130) between the outer lead (122) and the pad electrode (222).
 


Ansprüche

1. Eine Flüssigkristallanzeigenvorrichtung (200), die Folgendes umfasst:

eine Flüssigkristalltafel (210) einschließlich einer Brückenelektrode (222), die entweder ein Antriebssignal oder ein Stromversorgungsspannungssignal empfängt;

ein transparentes unteres Isoliersubstrat (211);

ein oberes Isoliersubstrat (212), das kleiner ist als das untere Isoliersubstrat;

einen Flüssigkristall, angeordnet zwischen dem oberen Isoliersubstrat (212) und dem unteren Isoliersubstrat (211); und

ein Bandschaltkreissubstrat (105), das Folgendes einschließt:

einen Basisfilm (110) aus einem Isoliermaterial und

eine Signalleitung, die auf dem Basisfilm (110) geformt ist und einen inneren Draht (121) hat, der elektrisch mit einem Halbleiterchip (140) verbunden ist, einen äußeren Draht (122), der auf dem Basisfilm (110) geformt ist, und einen Verbindungsdraht (120), der auf dem Basisfilm (110) geformt ist, um den inneren Draht (121) elektrisch mit dem äußeren Draht (122) zu verbinden, wobei der äußere Draht (122) einen Schlitz (123, 124) hat, angebracht in einem Überlappungsbereich zwischen der Brückenelektrode (222) der Flüssigkristalltafel (210) und dem äußeren Draht (122),

wobei der Schlitz (123, 124) an einem Endabschnitt des äußeren Drahts (122) geformt ist; und

einen anisotropen leitenden Film (130), der die Signalleitung mit der Brückenelektrode (222) verbindet;

wobei die Brückenelektrode (222) von einer ersten leitenden Schicht (222_2) und einer zweiten leitenden Schicht (222_1) gebildet wird, wobei die erste leitende Schicht (222_2) sich auf dem unteren Isoliersubstrat (211) befindet und die zweite leitende Schicht (222_1) über die erste leitende Schicht (222_2) gelegt ist;

wobei an Seitenabschnitten der Brückenelektrode (222) Schutzschichten (241, 242) zwischen der zweiten leitenden Schicht (222_1) und dem transparenten unteren Isoliersubstrat (211) geformt sind und die zweite leitende Schicht (222_1) auch über die Schutzschichten (241, 242) gelegt ist.


 
2. Die Flüssigkristallanzeigenvorrichtung (200) gemäß Anspruch 1, wobei die erste leitende Schicht (222_2) unter Verwendung eines leitenden Materials, wie zum Beispiel Chrom/Aluminium oder Molybdän/Aluminium, hergestellt wird und die zweite leitende Schicht (222_1) unter Verwendung eines transparenten leitenden Materials, wie zum Beispiel Indiumzinnoxid oder Indiumzinkoxid, hergestellt wird.
 
3. Die Flüssigkristallanzeigenvorrichtung (200) gemäß Anspruch 1, wobei der Schlitz drei Kanten einschließt, die vom äußeren Draht (122) bestimmt werden.
 
4. Die Flüssigkristallanzeigenvorrichtung (200) gemäß Anspruch 1, wobei der Schlitz eine Breite hat, die mindestens 1/20 einer Breite eines Überlappungsbereichs zwischen der Brückenelektrode (222) und dem äußeren Draht (122) beträgt.
 
5. Die Flüssigkristallanzeigenvorrichtung (200) gemäß Anspruch 1, wobei der Schlitz eine Länge in einem Bereich von ungefähr 1/10 bis ungefähr 9/10 einer Länge eines Überlappungsbereichs zwischen der Brückenelektrode (222) und dem äußeren Draht (122) hat.
 
6. Die Flüssigkristallanzeigenvorrichtung (200) gemäß Anspruch 1, wobei der äußere Draht (122) weiter eine Vielzahl von Schlitzen umfasst.
 
7. Die Flüssigkristallanzeigenvorrichtung (200) gemäß Anspruch 6, wobei jeder der Vielzahl von Schlitzen eine selbe Breite hat.
 
8. Die Flüssigkristallanzeigenvorrichtung (200) gemäß Anspruch 6, wobei jeder der Vielzahl von Schlitzen eine selbe Länge hat.
 
9. Die Flüssigkristallanzeigenvorrichtung (200) gemäß Anspruch 1, wobei der Schlitz ein Anstiegsvolumen bereitstellt, um den anisotropen leitenden Film (130) als Reaktion auf das Zusammendrücken des anisotropen leitenden Films (130) zwischen dem äußeren Draht (122) und der Brückenelektrode (222) aufzunehmen.
 


Revendications

1. Dispositif d'affichage à cristaux liquides (200) comprenant :

un écran à cristaux liquides (210) comprenant une électrode de plage (222) recevant un signal parmi un signal d'attaque et un signal de tension d'alimentation électrique ;

un substrat isolant transparent inférieur (211) ;

un substrat isolant supérieur (212) plus petit que le substrat isolant inférieur ;

un cristal liquide disposé entre le substrat isolant supérieur (212) et le substrat isolant inférieur (211) ; et

un substrat de circuit en bande (105) comprenant

un film de base (110) fait d'un matériau isolant, et

une ligne de signal formée sur le film de base (110) et comportant une patte intérieure (121) connectée électriquement à une puce de semiconducteur (140), une patte extérieure (122) formée sur le film de base (110), et un fil de connexion (120) formé sur le film de base (110) pour connecter électriquement la patte intérieure (121) à la patte extérieure (122), la patte extérieure (122) comportant une fente (123, 124) disposée au niveau d'une région de chevauchement entre l'électrode de plage (222) de l'écran à cristaux liquides (210) et la patte extérieure (122),

la fente (123, 124) étant formée au niveau d'une partie d'extrémité de la patte extérieure (122) ; et

un film conducteur anisotrope (130) connectant la ligne de signal à l'électrode de plage (222) ;

dans lequel l'électrode de plage (222) est formée par une première couche conductrice (222_2) et une deuxième couche conductrice (222_1), ladite première couche conductrice (222_2) étant sur le substrat isolant inférieur (211) et ladite deuxième couche conductrice (222_1) étant empilée sur la première couche conductrice (222_2) ;

dans lequel, au niveau de parties latérales de l'électrode de plage (222), des couches protectrices (241, 242) sont formées entre la deuxième couche conductrice (222_1) et le substrat isolant transparent inférieur (211), ladite deuxième couche conductrice (222_1) étant également empilée au-dessus desdites couches protectrices (241, 242).


 
2. Dispositif d'affichage à cristaux liquides (200) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la première couche conductrice (222_2) est faite à l'aide d'un matériau conducteur tel que le chrome/aluminium ou le molybdène/aluminium et la deuxième couche conductrice (222_1) est faite à l'aide d'un matériau conducteur transparent tel que l'oxyde d'indium-étain ou l'oxyde d'indium-zinc.
 
3. Dispositif d'affichage à cristaux liquides (200) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la fente comprend trois bords délimités par la patte extérieure (122).
 
4. Dispositif d'affichage à cristaux liquides (200) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la fente a une largeur qui est d'au moins 1/20e d'une largeur d'une région de chevauchement entre l'électrode de plage (222) et la patte extérieure (122).
 
5. Dispositif d'affichage à cristaux liquides (200) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la fente a une longueur allant d'environ 1/10e à environ 9/10e d'une longueur d'une région de chevauchement entre l'électrode de plage (222) et la patte extérieure (122).
 
6. Dispositif d'affichage à cristaux liquides (200) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la patte extérieure (122) comprend en outre une pluralité de fentes.
 
7. Dispositif d'affichage à cristaux liquides (200) selon la revendication 6, dans lequel chaque fente de la pluralité de fentes a la même largeur.
 
8. Dispositif d'affichage à cristaux liquides (200) selon la revendication 6, dans lequel chaque fente de la pluralité de fentes a la même longueur.
 
9. Dispositif d'affichage à cristaux liquides (200) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la fente procure un volume d'expansion pour recevoir le film conducteur anisotrope (130) en réponse à une mise sous pression du film conducteur anisotrope (130) entre la patte extérieure (122) et l'électrode de plage (222).
 




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