Posts Tagged "AMOLED Technology"

IGNIS has received firm orders for its 55” AMOLED Evaluation Platform

Sep 03 2013

Waterloo, Canada – September 4, 2013 — IGNIS Innovation Inc. announces that it has received firm orders for samples of its 55” Full HD AMOLED display from display manufacturers and OEMs. The display is built using IGNIS’s patented MaxLife™ compensation technology and is designed for display manufacturers and OEMs who want to evaluate the performance of MaxLife technology for use in their own displays and products. The major issues in large area AMOLED displays are cost and lifetime. The low yield, which is caused by complex pixel circuits and a high level of non-uniformities, results in a higher display cost. AMOLED displays can have non-uniformity patterns known as “mura”, resulting in stripes, speckles, or cloudiness in the display. This is due to the manufacturing process of both the Thin Film Transistor (TFT) and the OLED. The current solution is to use complex pixel structures (with multiple TFTs per pixels) known as In-Pixel Compensation (IPC). In addition to limited performance of IPC for non-uniformity compensation, the complex pixel structure results in a higher manufacturing defects and lower yield. Therefore, it is not practical to adopt such an approach for high volume large-area AMOLED displays. Moreover, achieving 2K x 4K AMOLED displays will be difficult with the complex pixel circuits. Thus, adopting a simple solution with high…

IGNIS Announces 20” AMOLED evaluation samples available August 2013

May 21 2013

Waterloo, Canada – May 21, 2013 – IGNIS Innovation Inc. announces samples of its 20” 1296 × 768 pixel AMOLED display will be available starting in August 2013. The display is built with IGNIS’s patented MaxLife™ compensation technology and is designed for display manufacturers who want to evaluate the performance of MaxLife technology for use in their own displays. Low-volume production runs of the display are also available for medical imaging, scientific imaging, and other demanding applications that require fast response time, wide viewing angle, and ultra-high contrast. Typically AMOLED displays suffer from image sticking, where images can be permanently burned into the display. This is caused by the instability of both the Thin Film Transistor (TFT) and the OLED. This isn’t a problem for mobile phones, which are replaced every couple of years. However larger displays are expected to have perfect uniformity over many years. AMOLED displays can also have non-uniformity patterns known as “Mura”, resulting in stripes, speckles, or cloudiness in the display. This is due to the manufacturing process of both the TFT and the OLED. Currently the solution is to discard those displays with bad Mura. “IGNIS MaxLife technology continuously measures every pixel in the display and compensates for even the smallest shift in performance, making it completely uniform and completely…

IGNIS Launches Electrical Inspection System for AMOLED Display Manufacturing

May 20 2013

Waterloo, Canada – May 20, 2013 – IGNIS Innovation Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of MaxLife™ Inspection, an all-electrical inspection system for AMOLED display manufacturing lines. It provides detailed data on display defects which can then be repaired using a laser, improving yield 2-5 times. Flat panel displays are typically inspected with an optical camera. The precision is limited, and it only identifies a stuck-on or stuck-off pixel, but not the cause. MaxLife Inspection uses a probe card, custom measurement electronics, and MaxLife Viewer software to measure every pixel with 14-bit resolution. MaxLife Inspection can be used at two points in the manufacturing process: 1. First, the display is measured after Thin Film Transistor (TFT) fabrication but before OLED deposition. The software shows a map of the entire display, highlighting each defective pixel and its failure mode (gate-source short, open channel, etc.). This data is then used for laser-cutting or depositing new metal to repair the defect. 2. The system measures the display again after OLED deposition to identify OLED defects. That data can be used to repair shorted pixels and anode-cathode contact shorts. Line monitoring and process ramp-up is faster and more effective with MaxLife Inspection. Instead of taking random samples off the production line for measurement, The MaxLife Viewer software already…

IGNIS at the OLEDs World Summit in San Francisco

Aug 24 2012

IGNIS will be attending the OLEDs World Summit in San Francisco, September 26-28, 2012. Our CTO, Dr. Reza Chaji, will be presenting a talk on Oxide Thin Film Transistors (TFTs).

New High Efficiency OLED Structure

Jul 11 2012

IGNIS is pleased to announce that our engineers have developed new bottom-emission OLED structure that provides similar aperture ratio as that of top-emission structure without the common electrode resistance issue. This structure can be a significant key to long-lifetime and low-power AMOLED TVs.

Coverage of IGNIS at SID 2012

Jun 20 2012

We met with quite a few analysts and reporters at SID 2012. Here are some relevant stories about our technology. IGNIS Innovation at SID 2012 – OLED-Info Best of SID 2012 – OLED-Info

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes IGNIS for Pioneering AMOLED Display Technology

Jun 12 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – 12 June, 2012 – Based on its recent analysis of the AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) display market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes IGNIS Innovation with the 2012 Global Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for AdMo™, it’s technology that offers superior quality and low cost of production for AMOLED displays. With this technology, AMOLED display companies can compete against the LCD displays in terms of higher volume and superior display quality. The two major parts of an AMOLED display — the backplane, a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) circuit forming the active matrix on the display, and the front plane, the OLED structure in the display — require two entirely different manufacturing processes and equipment. Further, the backplane manufacturing is highly capital-intensive and technically challenging. As a result, large AMOLED display panels cost twice as much as competing technologies, such as LCDs and plasma display panels. Further, the materials available to manufacture OLEDs, as well as the backplanes, are not yet uniform and stable, which poses a challenge for the AMOLED in reaching economies of scale. Thus, companies focusing on delivering technologies that aim to offer higher value to display manufacturers are in a strong position to achieve a dominant share of the global AMOLED display market. “IGNIS Innovation stands…

IGNIS Announces Planned Production of 3.5 inch AMOLED Displays

Jun 08 2012

Waterloo, Ontario – June 8, 2012 – IGNIS today announced its plan to start production of 3.5” AMOLED displays built with IGNIS’ patented Intelligent Pixel™ technology, which makes the display stable and uniform for long life. The display is ideal for mobile phones and other portable applications that require the bright image, rich color, ultra-high contrast, and lower power of an AMOLED display. Given today’s tight supply and high price of LTPS-based AMOLED displays, many manufacturers of mobile phones and other portable devices are not able to find continuous AMOLED supplies to differentiate their products from the fierce competition in the consumer electronics market. “By offering a high quality 3.5- inch display as our first product, IGNIS opens the door and serves as another reliable and quality source of AMOLED displays which are lower cost with competitive performance using traditional LCD backplanes,” says Paul Arsenault, President & CEO, “IGNIS plans to produce other mobile sized AMOLED displays with higher resolutions and in much greater volumes to satisfy the increasing customer demand.” Currently product samples have been sent to potential customers for evaluation and design-in. Mass production will begin in the second half of 2012 as customer orders grow. Taiwan’s RiTdisplay Corporation is working with IGNIS as the OLED deposition manufacturing partner for the product. IGNIS…

IGNIS reveals slim 20″ AMOLED at SID Display Week

Jun 06 2012

Waterloo, Ontario – June 6, 2012 – IGNIS has revealed a 20 inch AMOLED display running at 240 Hz and only 3mm thick. Given today’s challenges in producing larger AMOLED displays which are uniform and stable, IGNIS has revealed a proven technology which works with different backplane technologies including traditional LCD backplanes and metal oxide backplanes. “Our objective was to find a solution to enable affordable high quality AMOLED displays with lower risk, lower cost, and faster time to market”, says Dr. Reza Chaji, CTO. “Our compensation technology enables all TFT backplane technologies (a-Si, poly-Si, and oxide) to take advantage of the AMOLED market, thus opening up the supply channel.” The technology can be used to manufacture any panel size with resolution up to 2k x 4k and up to 240Hz. The current panel was fabricated with a traditional amorphous silicon LCD TFT fab, and OLED deposition was completed by RiTdisplay Corporation of Taiwan. About IGNIS Innovation IGNIS Innovation Inc. is the leading provider of technology that makes AMOLED displays last longer, look better, and cost less. IGNIS works with display manufacturers to improve AMOLED displays using innovative circuit designs, driving algorithms, and embedded software. IGNIS is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, with sales and support offices in Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. About RiTdisplay Corporation RiTdisplay,…

Visit us at SID 2012 in Boston

May 01 2012

IGNIS will be at the Society for Information Display (SID) “Display Week 2012″ in Boston, June 3-8, 2012. We’re booth 213, and we’ll have some interesting new technologies on display. Find out why AMOLED TVs won’t be too expensive much longer.<br>