Posts Tagged "Announcements"

SID 2015 Update

Jun 10 2015

IGNIS Innovation Inc. has demonstrated what an OLED display can achieve, when the quality and user experience do not need to be compromised because of display burn-in effect. The existing approach to reduce the burn-in is to keep the display off most of the time, and/or run the display at lower brightness most of the time, resulting in washed out images at…

IGNIS secures $14 million in funding to support product development

May 25 2015

Waterloo, Ontario – May 25, 2015 – IGNIS Innovation Inc. (“IGNIS”) an emissive display technology company today announced it has secured $14 million in financing to accelerate the product development using its True View Display™ Technology (“True View”). IGNIS has developed industry leading technologies for emissive displays that dramatically increase yields and lifetimes while enhancing the viewer experience. Our technology has been thoroughly tested and proven on different backplanes (Metal-oxide, LTPS, a-Si) and various OLEDs (printed, RGBW, RGB, etc.) and other types of emissive devices. True View products offer users an unparalleled viewing experience that is not available on the very best of today’s displays. Today we are pleased to announce that IGNIS has engaged with partners to develop market ready products with True View Display for wearable, smartphone, automotive, tablet and TV applications. These products will hit the market in 2016 and will define a new standard for displays and a new era for user experience. IGNIS Innovation is an emissive display technology company that provides total solutions for high quality emissive displays.

True View Display™ – a window to a real world

May 15 2015

“You know you have developed the ultimate display when the users do not see it, but see through the display a realistic world in front of their eyes” said Reza Chaji, IGNIS Innovation Inc. President and CTO. To do so, the display needs to match the real world parameters such as high brightness, infinite contrast, wide colour gamut, high colour precision and smooth motions! While the race to higher Pixels Per Inch (PPI) has become insane with no real practical difference for consumers, the other parameters such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) has been ignored for smartphones. There has been a good reason for it until now; No solution exists to offer such performance, but not anymore! In addition to sluggish response time and poor black level, LCD displays are not practical for HDR smartphones. The backlight modulation increases the display’s thickness significantly! On the other hand, OLED displays can achieve the high brightness need for HDR but at a price of fast aging and high image sticking. Today, we are pleased to announce IGNIS has developed the only viable HDR display with high contrast ratio, high frame rate, wide colour gamut, high colour precision and bit-depth for smartphones. And we are calling it “True View Display™” The True View Display™ removes the boundary between…

IGNIS announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors

Apr 30 2015

Waterloo, Ontario – April 29, 2015 – IGNIS Innovation Inc. is pleased to announce that it has two new members joining its Board of Directors effective April 21, 2015. The vacancies were created with the departure of Mr. Paul Arsenault and Mr. Keith Bergelt. Both have been long term Members of the Board who have provided great guidance to the company over the years. “We wish to thank both Paul and Keith for their dedication to IGNIS over many years of service” said Tom Kaneb, Chairman of IGNIS. Joining the Board are two new members Mr. Francis Rushford of Carlsbad California and Mr. Barry Young of Austin Texas. Francis Rushford Mr. Rushford is an Intellectual Property lawyer based in Carlsbad, California. His specialty is creating revenue generation from the deployment and use of Intellectual Property assets. Currently Mr. Rushford acts in three capacities, Partner in the firm of Rushford Bagla Leakakos LLP, a law firm based in Carlsbad California; Managing Director of EverEdge Global IP, a firm specializing in IP consulting and outsourcing; and as Managing Director/Founder of RSL Holdings, a Nevada based Intellectual Property Development Company. He holds a Doctor of Law Degree from New England Law and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York…

IGNIS Spring 2015 Update

Apr 24 2015

The current OLED marketplace has reached a critical crossroad that has created an unprecedented opportunity for IGNIS and its proprietary technologies. In 2014, to accelerate the adoption of its technology, IGNIS’s Board of Directors had engaged an investment banker to assist in seeking out a strategic partner. The process concluded in October, and the board, having reviewed the current market dynamics for OLED and the tremendous future prospects for its technology, elected instead to continue to operate as an independent technology provider to the Display Industry. As a result of significant developments in the past year, the OLED large panel marketplace has opened up. In the early part of 2015 Samsung’s comments on exiting the OLED TV market for a few years was interpreted as a setback for the industry. However, significant investment by other companies coupled with Samsung’s re-entry into the market is viewed as a turning point for the industry. In addition, interest in OLED displays for other applications such as automotive, tablets, and laptops continues to increase. These applications demand “longer lifetime”, “higher performance” and “high yield over a larger area”. Thus conventional in-pixel compensation is not sufficient for these applications and so a different solution is required. IGNIS is now providing the industry with the needed solution as a result of…

At the epicentre of the AMOLED TV development

Apr 23 2015

IGNIS Innovation Inc. has been fortunate to have worked on the right solution for AMOLED TV and other demanding display applications such as automotive, tablet, laptop, etc. Since the early days, we believed that the solution for these applications had to be different from that of small displays. These applications require significantly longer lifetimes, higher yields over a large area, and better performance which cannot be addressed by conventional in-pixel solutions. The IGNIS MaxLife™ solution addresses all these requirements and is ready! Consequently, IGNIS has been at the epicentre of the AMOLED TV development wave highlighted by the number of joint development projects based on its unique solution. IGNIS is very pleased to announce that it will be actively attending SID this year and will demonstrate our latest developments to a select audience.

IGNIS hackathon event: Planning for present and future

Apr 10 2015

As a small company, we have limited resources but we can leverage that to our advantage. IGNIS has been practicing to increase the fluidity of tasks between the team members. This will enable us to prepare for our predicted growth. However, over the past few months, things changed. IGNIS received significant attention from the display industry and has acquired several larger projects. As part of our new hackathon activities, we put the question in front of our team and asked them to propose various solutions. The question was simple, how to address the significant demands from industry without undermining our partner satisfaction and our own success. The three randomly selected teams at IGNIS worked together and planed strategy in view of these recent developments. They then presented their plans including their ideas on how to improve our lean operating strategy, the problems that need to be addressed in order to amplify the effect of our engineers and the expansion that is needed to support the programs. At the end a group was selected as the winner based on their peer scoring. However, the real winner is IGNIS for having such a talented, motivated, and passionate team. And you will hear way more from them soon!

IGNIS and CSOT collaborate on developing AMOLED Display

May 20 2014

Waterloo, Canada – May 20, 2014 — Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. (CSOT) and IGNIS Innovation Inc. (IGNIS) announced today that they will collaborate on developing a 5.5-inch HD AMOLED Mobile Display. The display will be based on manufacturing capability and fabrication technology of CSOT and IGNIS MaxLife™ Lite driving scheme. CSOT has demonstrated its capability in manufacturing AMOLED displays for mobile applications using LTPS backplanes. In addition, the IGNIS MaxLife Lite driving scheme, offers high yield, low cost, low-power consumption, and long life which can enable fast production ramp-up of LTPS AMOLED Displays for Mobile applications. IGNIS and CSOT believe the unique combination of their technologies will set a significant milestone for AMOLED Mobile production. About China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. (“CSOT”) CSOT is a leading hi-tech display company founded on November 16th 2009 and is located in the Guangming New District hi-tech zone, Shenzhen. CSOT is the largest investment as an industrial project in Shenzhen, Guangdong. CSOT took only 17.5 months from beginning construction to entering production, making it the fastest to bring up an 8.5 generation TFT-LCD line so far. Major products include, 26, 32, 46 and 55 inch Liquid crystal displays that are designed and produced on the line with a 100K monthly capacity of glass substrates. In…

Latest updates on IGNIS 55″ AMOLED Display

Mar 06 2014

IGNIS Innovation Inc. has shipped more displays in April especially to China. Since IGNIS technology is proven and ready, it can give the new comers a jump start to surpass the leaders. Not only is the initial uniformity of the IGNIS 55-inch AMOLED displays significantly better than that of existing displays in the market, but also IGNIS MaxLife™ technology integrated in the displays maintains the uniformity overtime despite OLED and backplane aging.

IGNIS CTO and President to Present Paper at SID Display Week

Mar 06 2014

Reza Chaji will discuss the challenges associated with display design using LTPS and MOX during SID Display Week 2014. The paper titled ‘LTPS vs Oxide Backplanes for AMOLED Displays: System Design Considerations and Compensation Techniques’, provides a universal solution that can address the challenges and enable low-cost high-end AMOLED displays for different applications. Please visit the Display Week web site to find out more: www.displayweek.org/2014/Program/LTPSvsOxideTFT.aspx