ZIKON

Zikon's electric ink technology uses nano-droplets of colored ink to create images on paperlike substrates. Images can be changed by application of low voltages.

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Electric ink display

Why ZIKON

Paper-like displays are opening previously inaccessible segments in the display market. They are characterized by low power consumption and paper-like appearance, including ambient -light readability without a backlight and wide viewing angles.

 

Zikon's proprietary electric ink technology meets market demands for paper-like displays by offering high contrast and great viewability along with low voltage (logic level) operation at an exceptionally affordable cost.

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 Conceptually intuitive and simple to make

Paper

Ink

Paper

Porous matrix on flexible/rigid conductive substrate serves the same functions as traditional paper

 

 - Structural integrity, white background.

Electric ink

- All liquid formulation

- Comprised of nanodroplets

- Provides color

- Printable

 

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Display

 

•Great viewability: paper-like appearance

 

•Rigid or flexible substrates.

 

•Low, logic-level, driving voltage (<5V)

 

•Simple design

 

•Very low manufacturing cost

 

•Very low power consumption

 

Applications

Control price at affordable cost

Price integrity and paper-like readability at an affordable cost

 

Adaptable base on mood.

Light, flexible, and inexpensive.

Low cost dynamic display

Custom, short-run display solutions with low setup and tooling costs.

 

Dynamic signage

Focused, perfect to attract all the attentions.

Electronic shelf labels

Wearable displays

Electric Print Shop

Signage

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When printed on flexible substrates

Jodhpur-Stiefelette KANSAS, 40, schwarz negro LGK&FA Elegant Temperament Pointed Suede Boots High Heels Autumn and Winter and Martin Boots. Thirty-Four Black Sand Color Black sand color LGK&FA Sandalias De Tacón Fino Para Mujer Tacones Altos De Verano 37 Rojo 37 red LGK&FA Los Cordones De La Corbata Cortos De La Señora del Tacón Alto Acentuados Y Los Zapatos De Las Botas De Martin Desnudos Treinta Y Nueve Negro black , LGK&FA High Heel Shoes Fish Mouth Sequins Thin and Water Table Waterproof Table Shallow Shoes. Thirty-Four Gun Color Gun color , ARIAT Damen Schuhe SKYLINE MID GTX Taupe , LGK&FA Sandalias De Tacón Fino Para Mujer Tacones Altos De Verano 36 Rosa 36 Pink LGK&FA Pointed Diamond High Heel Lady Short Martin and Bare Boots Shoes. Thirty-Seven Gray gray , LGK&FA Sandals Women with A Pair of Buckles Sandals and Shoes. Thirty-Five Silvery silvery LGK&FA Pointed Bow A Hollow Bow and A Pair of High-Heeled Shoes. Thirty-Four Gules gules , LGK&FA Waterproof Table High Heel Shoes Hollowed out Net Gauze Fish Mouth Buckles Sandals Banquet Shoes. Thirty-Seven Black Grit Black grit HORZE Botas de equitación (Camden invierno, color Black(BL), tamaño 40 Black(BL) Botas térmicas para montar, Covalliero Classic, negras, negro, 30 , LGK&FA Women s Shoes Boots Flat Bottomed Martin Boots Single Boots Big Yards Women s Boots Hollowed out Shoes. Forty Black black , Botas de equitación para mujer Shires, largo de la caña, de goma, colour negro Negro negro / negro Talla:XX Wide 38/ size 5 , LGK&FA Round Head Waterproof Table Rough Super High Heel Lady Short Martin and Bare Boots Shoes. Thirty-Nine Khaki Khaki , LGK&FA Tacones Altos Cabezas Puntiagudas Tacones Altos Mujeres Solteras Botas Cortas Martin Y Zapatos Desnudos de 9 Cm Treinta Y Tres Negro black Jodhpur-Stiefelette KANSAS, 46, dunkelbraun marrón oscuro LGK&FA Tacones Altos Cabezas Puntiagudas Tacones Altos Mujeres Solteras Botas Cortas Martin Y Zapatos Desnudos de 9 Cm Cuarenta Verde Negruzco Blackish green LGK&FA Lacquer Leather Shoes Are Shallow Thin and Waterproof. Thirty-Four Taro Color Taro color hoboshoes Tren Botines kängi, Dark Brown, negro, 39 UE negro LGK&FA High Heeled Shoes Female Thick and Toes Retro Transparent Ribbon Thin Hollow Sandals. Thirty-Four Black black LGK&FA Pointed Diamond High Heel Lady Short Martin and Bare Boots Shoes. Thirty-Five Black black Geox D-Mendi Stivali D, Botas de Montar para Mujer Negro (Black C9999) LGK&FA Martin Boots Female Short Boots Female Short Tube Handsome Locomotive Boots Female Thirty-Five Pink Pink LGK&FA The Sandals Are Thin and Empty. Thirty-Nine Gray gray , Caldene County Buckland - Pantalones de hípica para mujer, color marrón, talla UK: Talla 8 marrón GRUBS -frostline botas para escarcha, negro negro , ARIAT Reitchaps CHORUS CHAP, schwarz, XXS (Höhe: 39.5 cm - Wade: 32 cm) negro ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Adidas Nemeziz Tango 17.3 in J - Zapatillas de Fútbol Niños Multicolor (Ftwr White/Solar Yellow/Core Black) Dockers by Gerli - Zapatillas de Material Sintético para niño azul azul , Keen Newport H2, Sandalias de Senderismo Unisex Niños Naranja (Golden Poppy Golden Poppy) Geox Sandalia J720RC 5014 C0659 Azul Marino-naranja Mocasines para Hombre, Color Rojo, Marca Edward s, Modelo Mocasines para Hombre Edward s Colorado Castle Rock... - HL-PYL-Martin botas zapatos botas bajas coreano All-Match británico zapatos de cuero de nubuck,38,negro - , Delta plus calzado - Zapato serraje aterciopelado mesh 3d poliuretano/caucho negro/amarillo 44 - Mizuno Wave Intense Tour AC, Zapatillas de Tenis para Hombre Azul (Bluecamouflage/White/Greengecko) Geox U Jaylon B, Botas Clasicas para Hombre Marrón Birkenstock Milano, Sandalia con Pulsera para Hombre Mehrfarbig (Star Wars Darth Maul Red) Panama Jack - Botas de cuero hombre Amarillo (Vintage) , SAUCONY - , ZQ Zapatos de mujer-Tac¨®n Robusto-Tacones-Tacones-Boda / Vestido / Casual / Fiesta y Noche-Semicuero-Negro / Rosa / Blanco , black-us8 / eu39 / uk6 / cn39 , black-us8 / eu39 / uk6 / cn39 black-us8 / eu39 / uk6 / cn39 , Zapatos de Mujer PU 2018 Nuevo Sexy Tacón Fino Ultra Alto Talón de Gran Tamaño Código 34-52 Zapatos Open Toe Ladies Boda/Fiesta y Noche Sandalias de Verano Negro Diadora K-Run C II, Zapatilla de Deporte Baja del Cuello Unisex Adulto - Castañer Carina6edss18038, Alpargatas para Mujer Azul (Dark Blue 302) , VISCATA Fosca Suede cuña de 2,5 , Suave ankle-tie, cerrado en los dedos, Classic Espadrilles tacón hecho en España Ceniza Qingchunhuangtang@ Magneto Masaje Masaje Con Piedras Zapatillas, Zapatillas, Pedicura, Zapatos De Verano Zapatos... - , Sneaker Philippe Model Madeleine en Piel Blanca y Negra - , XIAOGANG H HCuatro temporadas mujeres (rojo.) Marrón. Negro talón bajo envuelto rodilla largas botas de gamuza... - Women s Anime Style High Top Canvas Shoes Anime Style Canvas Shoes for Women - , Think Shik_282593, Sandalias Punta Cerrada para Mujer - ZQ Zapatos de mujer - Tac¨®n Plano - Comfort / Punta Redonda - Planos - Casual - Semicuero - Azul / Amarillo / Rosa / Almendra , blue-us5.5 / eu36 / uk3.5 / cn35 , blue-us5.5 / eu36 / uk3.5 / cn35 blue-us5.5 / eu36 / uk3.5 / cn35 , VIVIOO Tacón Alto Mostrar Delgados Mujeres Shallow Shallow High Heels Shoes Moda Hebilla del Pie Señalado Sandalias... - XIAOGANG H HCuatro temporadas mujeres (oro.) (plata) cinturón frontal impermeable mesa gruesa talón de caucho... - Remache Sandalias de Tacón Alto de Cuero Pintados de Punta Alta Heel Shoes Fina con la Baotou Zapatos, Blanco 36 - TGKHUS Sandalias Dama con Pedrería Strass Grueso con Puntera Abierta - TOM Tailor 4890602, Náuticos para Mujer Rot (Red) , Camel Active Canberra GTX 70, Botas de Nieve para Mujer Azul (Denim/Bison 12) RTRY Zapatillas De Mujer &Amp; Flip-Flops Zapatillas Pvc Summer Party &Amp; Noche Crystal Stiletto Talón Ruby Negro Blanco 5En &Amp; Sobre Plata Us5 / Ue35 / Uk3 / Cn34 US5 / EU35 / UK3 / CN34 ,

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Botas de equitación

“ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY UTILIZING PHASE SEPARATION OF LIQUIDS” Z. BRYNING, R. CROMER, US PATENT 5582700, 1996

 

“NOVEL SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS RELATING TO ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAYS” M.B. BRYNING, Z. BRYNING, AND R. CROMER, U.S. PATENT APPLICATION NO. 20090322669, FEBRUARY, 2008

“LATERAL INK MOBILITY AND FRINGE FIELD EFFECTS ACROSS THE POROUS MATRIX OF AN ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY", K.L. TSUI, M. AHUMADA, M. BRYNING, M. HARTONO, S. J. LEE, PROC. SPIE, VOLUME 8643, 86430M,2013

 

“EFFECT OF NANODROPLET INK CONCENTRATION ON SWITCHING RESPONSE OF REVERSE-EMULSION ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAYS”, W. K. WANG, R. CROMER, M. GOEDERT, M. MOBED-MIREMADI ; S. J. LEE PROC. SPIE 8643, 86430A, 2013

 

“A THIN POROUS SUBSTRATE USING BONDED PARTICLES FOR REVERSE-EMULSION ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAYS", M. AHUMADA, M. BRYNING, R. CROMER, M. HARTONO, S. J. LEE, PAPER 8280-26, PROC. SPIE, VOLUME 8280, 2012

 

“DIELECTROPHORESIS OF REVERSE PHASE EMULSIONS” FLORES-RODRIGUEZ, N. ; BRYNING, Z. ; MARKX, G.H. NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY, IEE PROCEEDINGS, VOLUME 152 , ISSUE 4 , PAGE(S): 137 – 144, 2005

Patent

Publications

Zikon Receives SBIR Phase II Funding from the National Science Foundation

Collaborative Research San Jose State University Research Foundation.

Zikon Receives SBIR Phase I Funding from the National Science Foundation

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Team

Dr. Remy Cromer, co-founder and President, holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and brings extensive expertise in nanotechnology, molecular self-assembly and supra-molecular chemistry. His expertise in colloid and material sciences have led to the joint creation of the Zikon technology. Remy holds over 20 patents with additional pending. He is intimately familiar with technology-based start-ups.

 

Dr. Mateusz Bryning, Chief Technology Officer, is a physicist specializing in emerging technologies in nanotechnology, complex fluids, and advanced materials fields. Dr. Bryning is an entrepreneur with ten years of experience in discovering, developing and transferring new materials technology into application. He is also an Adjunct Faculty at San Jose State University, where he teaches a laboratory course on MEMS design and Fabrication and co-advises several students. Dr. Bryning holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, where his research focused on carbon nanotube networks.

 

 

Winston Wang, R&D Engineer, MSME from San Jose State University. Born in Taiwan, fluent in Mandarin and English. His master's thesis “Effect of nanodroplet ink concentration on image contrast for reverse-emulsion electrophoreticdisplays” was published in SPIE in 2013. As the Research and development engineer in Zikon, he does hands-on laboratory work on the electric ink and display module. Including advance prototyping,  machining, testing, and multi-physics simulation.

 

Alexander Fries, Chief Operating Officer, has co-founded 3 start-up companies in Europe and USA. Management level positions at 4 other start-ups. Active angel investor. Co-started MCI Switzerland and helped build the Lucent Technologies Broadband Product house. Fries focus on business development and marketing related matters.

 

 

 

 

 

Advisors

 

Prof. John Lee is Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at SJSU and conducts research primarily in the field of microfluidics. His doctoral work from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focused on a novel “three-dimensional printing” process using a variety of ceramic and metal powders, selectively bonded by custom-designed printheads for colloidal silica ink. He is co-inventor of 10 U.S. patents involving micro fuel cell design and fabrication, and is co-author of a book Microfabrication for Microfluidics (published 2010 by Artech House, Boston, MA).

 

Dr. Daniel Colbert is president of Colbert Venture Consulting and advises Zikon on business strategy, development, and technology. As a Professor of Chemistry at Rice University, Dr. Colbert was a pioneer in nanotechnology, with over 50 patents and over 50 research papers. He co-founded a leading nanotech startup with Nobel Laureate Rick Smalley, and led business development there. He has co-founded three technology startups, and twice been a venture investor in cleantech, materials, and nanotech.

 

Dr. Leslie Field is the Founder and Managing Member of SmallTech Consulting, LLC and the Founder and CEO of MEMS Insight, Inc. She also serves as a Consulting Professor in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Field earned PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley's Sensor & Actuator Center, and MS and BS degrees in Chemical Engineering from MIT.

 

 

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