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

Naúticos marrones Marrón Redskins - Náuticos de Otra Piel Hombre marrón , HYLM Hombre Zapatos De Negocios Zapatos De Negocios De Cuero Casual Zapatos De Boda De Banquete , red , 40 red , Chatham Compass2 II G2, Náuticos para Hombre Marrón (Tan 002) , Timberland Classic 2-Eye, Zapatos del Barco para Hombre Marrón (Rootbeer Smooth 25077) Salabobo - zapatilla baja hombre marrón Base London Mens Bramble Smart Burnished Leather Brogue Pattern Shoes Negro TBS Brokey - Sandalias con Punta Abierta Hombre Marrón - Marrón Timberland 6 Premium Boot Black Noir , Naúticos marrones Marrón , Timberland Tidelands 2 Eye CA1HBD, Zapatos del barco Gris Padders - Náuticos de Piel para hombre azul azul marino azul marino , PalladiumSpor Cuf Wpn U - Botas con Cordones Unisex Adulto Amber Gold/Mid Gum , TOM Tailor 4881509, Náuticos para Hombre Grau (Lava) Skechers Elent-Arven, Náuticos para Hombre Verde (Olive) , TBS Hauban, Náuticos para Hombre Marrón (*Pierre 011) , Hush Puppies Alan Hanston, Mocasines para Hombre Brown , Zapatos de hombre de cuero, Gracosy Hombre Negocio Vestir Espacio de trabajo Cuero Partido Oxfords Zapatos Mocasines Zapatos casuales Zapatos bajos de bandas negro , Zapato Naútico Hombre Vega PALATI Caqui Slowwalk , Tommy Hilfiger K2285not 1a, Náuticos para Hombre Beige (Cognac 606) Naúticos marrones Marrón TOM Tailor 4881509, Náuticos para Hombre Azul (Navy) Masaltos Zapatos de Hombre con Alzas Que Aumentan Altura Hasta 7 cm. Fabricados EN Piel. Modelo Adriatico Marron Sebago Docksides, Náuticos Para Hombre Rosa (Pink Rose) , Timberland TIMNERLAND Calzature Barca Uomo CA1HBO Tandori SPIC PE17 , Sebago Docksides FGL, Náuticos para Hombre Azul (Azul Marino) , TOMS Canvas Seasonal Classics Alpargata, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Mujer Azul (Turquoise 0) , Merrell Burnt Rock, Zapatillas para Hombre Negro (Black) Zapato Naútico Hombre Vega PALATI Caqui Slowwalk - ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Hip H1207 - Zapatillas para Niños - , Adidas Nemeziz Tango 17.3 in J - Zapatillas de Fútbol Niños Varios Colores (Negbas / Negbas / Neguti) , Geox Junior Savage C Navy Textile - Richter Kinderschuhe Ola, Zapatillas Altas para Niños Gris (Rock/Verde 6101) New Balance 574 High Visibility, Zapatillas Unisex Niños - , Zapatillas de Deporte atléticas para Hombre El Estilo Informal Británico Está de Moda con Zapatillas de Deporte... - Calzado deportivo para hombre, color Negro , marca NEW BALANCE, modelo Calzado Deportivo Para Hombre NEW BALANCE... - , Clarks Valor Jump - Sandalias de vestir de Piel para hombre Azul azul - Invierno Botas Altas Botas De Hombre Versión Coreana Zapatos De Utillaje Inglaterra Botas Botas Martin Hombres... - , Asics Patriot 9, Zapatillas de Running para Hombre Negro (Black/Carbon/White 9097) , Cofra 63710 – 000.w46 Talla 46 S3 SRC – Zapatillas de seguridad "Perugia, color azul - , New Rock New Rock M-1078-s5 - Botas Militar Unisex Adulto Negro (Black 001) Panama Jack Fedro C3 - Botas Antideslizantes de cuero hombre Negro (Black C3) JAZS® Sandalias de Tacón Grueso Huecas Estilo Romano Sexy New Style Fashion Sweet Elegante de Moda Oro , PleaserDelight-660Fh - Zapatos de Tacón Mujer - Tommy Hilfiger TH Sequins Espadrille, Alpargata para Mujer Azul (Midnight 403) , Reebok Mujeres Calzado/Zapatillas de Deporte Cl Nylon SP - Tamaris 22100-21, Bailarinas para Mujer - , Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto - Beatnik Mujer Botín Tacón Doris Piel Becerro Negro - Footjoy Casual Collection - Zapatos de Golf para Mujer Azul Marino / Azul Cian Vibram Fivefingers CVT Hemp, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Negro (Black) Onemix - Zapatillas de Running de Sintético Mujer Bleu / Orange , Fly London P143880003, Sandalias de Cuña Mujer - ZH Martin Patea Botas Británicas de Motociclista de Viento Alto Zapatos Occidentales de Depilado Desnudo,Verde,40 Verde Etnies Scout - Zapatillas Mujer Gris (Grey/White/Gum / 380) Vans Black/White Checkerboard Slip On lite Trainers Black / White Crocs Citlnrkaslpw, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Mujer Vibrant Violet Falcotto 1503, Sandalias para Bebés - Biomecanics 182154, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Bebés Amarillo

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Náuticos

“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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