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An electro-optical device is disclosed. The device comprises a pair of substrates and an electro-optical modulating layer (e.g. a liquid crystal layer) having sandwiched therebetween, said pair of substrates consisting of a first substrate having provided thereon a plurality of gate wires, a plurality of source (drain) wires, and a pixel matrix comprising thin film transistors, and a second substrate facing the first substrate, wherein, among the peripheral circuits having established on the first substrate and being connected to the matrix wiring for the X direction and the Y direction, only a part of said peripheral circuits is constructed from thin film semiconductor devices fabricated by the same process utilized for an active device, and the rest of the peripheral circuits are constructed from semiconductor chips. The liquid crystal display device according to the present invention is characterized in that the peripheral circuits are not wholly fabricated into thin film transistors, but only those portions having a simple device structure, or those composed of a small number of devices, or those comprising an IC not easily available commercially, or those comprising an expensive integrated circuit, are fabricated by thin film transistors. According to the present invention, an electro-optical device is provided at an increased production yield with a reduced production cost.

Electro-optical device
Application Number
Publication Number
7067844 (B2)
Application Date
April 12, 2001
Publication Date
June 27, 2006
Shunpei Yamazaki
Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office P C
Eric J Robinson
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory
H01L 31/036
H01L 29/04
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