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…
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…
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,…
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>
IGNIS is pleased to announce that we have moved into a new larger location at 50 Bathurst Drive, Unit 12, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2V 2C5. The move was implemented to accommodate and support IGNIS’ current and future growth in large AMOLED displays and product commercialization activities. The new location better accommodates the needs of IGNIS, and reinforces our commitment to a great work environment for our employees. IGNIS continues to provide unmatched service and support to our customers in developing best-in-class AMOLED displays. Our telephone and fax numbers remain the same, and there will be no change to our corporate and staff email addresses.
IGNIS will be presenting a paper titled “Parasitic extraction challenges for display technologies and its applications,” at CDNLive Cadence User conference, on Wednesday March 14, 2012. www.cadence.com/cdnlive/na/2012/Pages/wednesday.aspx
IGNIS has developed and verified the second generation of its MaxLife™ driver IC for AMOLED TVs, monitors and tablets. Key features of this technology include: Corrects for aging and non-uniformity in both the backplane and the OLED. Resolves all image quality issues such as Mura, image sticking, and colour shift. Compatible with all backplanes (amorphous silicon, polysilicon, and oxide TFT), and all types of OLED (white with colour filter, evaporated, printed, etc.). Supports high resolutions, high frame rates, and 3D. With polysilicon or oxide TFTs backplanes, where uniformity is an issue, the yield can be improved from a few percent to an acceptable production level. With amorphous silicon backplanes, where aging and speed are an issue, it enables stable high-frame-rate AMOLED televisions.
IGNIS has developed technologies to push the conventional manufacturing techniques to >300 pixels per inch (ppi) AMOLED with true RGB pixels. Also, it has developed pixel circuit and driving scheme to compensate for the non-uniformity and enhance the lifetime of such a high-ppi display. These technologies can make AMOLED displays with similar resolution as IPS displays but with much better colour quality, higher contrast ratio, and wider viewing angle.
The major issue with AMOLED is the reflectivity which mandates the use of circular polarizer (reducing the OLED efficiency by 57%). IGNIS has developed a technique that not only removes the need for polarizer but also, the display acts as power scavenging device, touch screen, and self-calibration unit for non-uniformity/aging. Also, the manufacturing steps are not altered which results in the same yield and cost as normal AMOLED display with no-touch capabilities. IGNIS believes that this is a significant move toward adapting AMOLED display for tablet computers.
OLEDs experts from around the world will be gathering in San Francisco this September to share their collective knowledge and insight at the OLEDs World Summit 2011. IGNIS will be holding a workshop to review the challenges associated with the driving of active matrix OLED (AMOLED) displays.