The Rise And Fall Of Plasma Technology

The first Plasma TV display was founded by Professor Gene Slottow along with Professor Donald Bitzer in 1964. Laying down the future of digital technologies, Plasma TV was initiated on the basis of the high usage of cathode rays. However, the Plasma TV production came to an abrupt slow down when the LCDs cropped up. LCDs were more economical in their manufacturing costs compared to Plasma TVs.

With a panel display that is flat, Plasma TV is sleeker than tube displays of cathode rays. When every pixel in the screen is brightened due to the source of plasma, the transformation process inside ionizes the electron in the unit and forms the plasma unit. An ultraviolet light is emitted and when it hits the coating lining, there is a visible light born. This is the Plasma Technology.


The First ever Plasma Evolution

The monochrome plasma display was actually presented for the PLATO Computer System at the University of Illinois.  Burroughs Corporation and Ownes Illinois made the plasma displays with the orange and monochrome look until the IBM stole the show with their 19-inch orange-on-black monochrome which ultimately became the top selling unit in the market. The full coloured plasma evolution really bloomed only in 1990 when Fujitsu also introduced the 852×480 resolution’s first 42-inch plasma display.

Where is the Plasma Technology now?

Once Plasma caught on, majority brands have their own plasma TV manufacturing units. Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Sanyo, Panasonic, Pioneer, Magnavox, Sony, Vizio, LG, and Hitachi were well known for their Plasma Series displays.

With the dawn of 2000s, there were withdrawals from major companies from the Plasma Display production as it was no match for the latest technological advancements which were being evolved every day.

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