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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 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…

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…

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,…

IGNIS Innovation demonstrates world’s first Amorphous Silicon AMOLED product at SID Display Week

May 18 2011

Kitchener, Canada – May 18, 2011 – IGNIS announces a 3.47” 320 × 480 pixel AMOLED display, manufactured by RiTdisplay Corporation, and built with IGNIS patented AdMo™ compensation technology which makes the display more stable and more uniform. The display is ideal for mobile phones and other portable applications that require the bright image, rich colours, ultra-high contrast, and lower power of an AMOLED display. IGNIS and RiTdisplay will be demonstrating the product at booth #728 at SID Display Week 2011, from May 16-20 in Los Angeles. Until now, all AMOLED displays have been made with polysilicon backplanes, a higher-cost material. However, amorphous silicon is an attractive material for AMOLED since it’s used to make most of the world’s LCD displays. Compared to polysilicon it’s highly uniform, less expensive, and represents 95% of the world’s manufacturing capacity for displays. It was previously thought that amorphous silicon backplanes were unsuitable for OLED due to stability problems; however IGNIS technology has solved the stability problems, paving the way for this first product. “The performance is equivalent to polysilicon AMOLED. The product also incorporates IGNIS’ latest all-in-one driver chip for amorphous silicon AMOLED, which is the first of its kind in today’s AMOLED market,” says Paul Arsenault, President & CEO. “This opens the door for RiTdisplay and other…