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In this paper, the basic technologies of alternating current (ac) plasma display panel (PDP) and the next-generation technologies are described. The panel structure of reflective type and three electrodes with surface discharge, and the basic operation of address display-period separation (ADS) subfield method have been developed for PDP products, and these basic technologies have the capabilities which can respond to next-generation development, such as high luminous efficacy, low cost, and enlargement of the screen size. In the recent research, the technologies that provide three times the luminous efficacy comparing with that of latest PDP products and innovative manufacturing process technologies for drastic cost reduction have already been developed. How we install the new technologies in the products is an important subject. PDPs will keep advantages in a large screen flat panel display market by the technical development for the next-generation in each field.