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Startup Touts AMOLED Technology That Matches iPhone 4 Retina Display Pixel Density

A little known Canadian company, Ignis Innovatiion, announced that it has come up with an AMOLED display that uses a conventional RGB matrix which, in theory, should solve issues associated with having a thin film transistor backplane.

This allows the screen to reach pixel densities of up to 330ppi, surpassing the 326ppi of the iPhone 4 and its Retina Display.

The technology would allow for better onscreen colour display as well as better viewing angles, lower cost of production and using less than half the power.

Ignis doesn't say whether there's a sweet spot for the screen diagonal or whether it has managed to licence the technology to any major OEMs.

Could it be that this technology will find its way into the next iPhone 5 smartphone? Highly unlikely according to intelligence that has surfaced lately that supports the view that Apple is already in the process of ordering a 4-inch screen for the iPhone 5.

Ignis' press release reads "These techniques can make AMOLED displays with similar resolution as IPS displays but with much better color quality, higher contrast ratio, and wider viewing angle."

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.