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

LvYuan-ggx Mujer Tacones Talón Descubierto PU Primavera Casual Talón Descubierto Negro Rojo 7 5 - 9 5 cms , black... - , ZHZNVX HSXZ Zapatos de Mujer Moda Otoño Invierno Piel Sintética PU Bota Botas Botas Stiletto Talón Round Toe Botines... - Las mujeres 039 s sandalias de goma confort de verano al aire libre caminando comodidad talón bloque hebilla marrón... - , Igi&Co Botines Cordones Mujeres GTX 8790-37, Nobuck Gris - Stonefly Zapatos Para Mujer, Color Negro, Marca, Modelo Zapatos Para Mujer Eclipse 1 Negro - NGRDX&G Calzado Deportivo De Malla Transpirable Zapatillas Zapatos Plataforma Mujer, Verde, 35 - , QIN&X La Mujer Tacón Cuña Peep Toe Sandalias - Minka Design Zuecos Mujer - Puma Basket Classic Frill Mujer Zapatillas Rosa - Nike Wmns Reax Run 10, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer - SANDALIAS Tacón de Cuña de Mujer Sexy Zapatos de Cuña de Plataforma Abierta de Tacón Alto Zapatos de Mujer (Color... - Diamant Damen Tanzschuhe 105-068-155, Zapatos de Danza Moderna/Jazz para Mujer - , Steve Madden - Sandalias de vestir para mujer - , Seguridad directa NR180 – 39 no riesgo Ray – Botas de seguridad, talla 39 - KHSKX-El Duro Con Las Botas De Agua Son Individuales Y Botas De Tacón Alto Y Todo Partido Suede Terciopelo Con... - , NHGY Sandalias, Tacones altos, Shallow cabezas, un par de sandalias de terciopelo,Black,Treinta y ocho - , NINGUTA invierno ante tobillo botas mujer zapatos de mujer - , Altra Torin 1,5-Gris/vert-Femme - - Gunmetal/Classic Green, 39 - , RTRY Tacones De Mujeres Pu Confort Casual Verano Blanco Negro Rubí 4A-4 3/4En Ruby Us8 / Ue39 / Uk6 / Cn39 - GQFGYYL Nueva Moda Damas Laca Bolsa, Bolso de Hombro, Bolso,Azul - , Rieker Z7662, Botas para Mujer - , KHSKX-Los Estudiantes Blancos De La Versión Coreana De Lo Salvaje Grueso Para Aumentar La Calle Con Bizcocho Zapatos... - , GAIHU Zapatos de verano 9cm pendiente con las mujeres sandalias de tacón plataforma impermeable con perla de Word - , Haix Zapatos De Seguridad Zapatos De Trabajo S3 Airpower X 21 H - Negro, 38 EU / 5 UK - HORZE Botas de equitación (Camden invierno, color Black(BL), tamaño 40 - , YUBIN Verano Jóvenes Nuevas Sandalias De Cuero Femenino con Baotou Roma Zapatos Bajos Ayuda Palabra Hebilla Zapatos... - Skechers Bikers-Curbed, Entrenadores para Mujer - , HGTYU Zapatos De Tacón Alto Zapatos De Mujer Hasta El Punto El Muelle Solo Zapatos Con Negrita Presidente Ranurado... - Botas de Tacón Alto Botas Botas Hasta la Rodilla con Botas Gruesas Botas Botas Botas de Agua , fumar , EUR 35.5 - ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Regatta Deckside Jnr, Zapatillas de Deporte Exterior Unisex Niños, Negro (Blk/Limegrn), 38 EU Negro (Blk/Limegrn) Ricosta Dries, Zapatillas para Niños Grau (Graphit/Royal) , Keen Oakridge WP, Zapatos de Low Rise Senderismo Unisex Niños - , Ricosta Rais, Zapatillas para Niños Gris B632N ZAPATO CRICKET RECORD S1P-ESD-T46 - Kickers Bresty, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Hombre - , Columbia Telluron Omni-Heat, Botas de Nieve para Hombre - Rieker 08997-14 - Zapatillas de casa de cuero hombre - Zapatos de Cordones para Hombre, Color Negro, Marca Sergio Serrano, Modelo Zapatos De Cordones para Hombre Sergio... - Cruyff Classics - Zapatillas para Hombre Amarillo Crema - New Rock M.1473-S51 - NR-39861-44 - , Lowa Renegade GTX Mid, Zapatilla de Velcro para Hombre Ocean Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo Industrial y Deportiva con Puntera de Acero LM-105 Verde Gris Talla Grande Zapatos de Hombre Casuales Formales Zapatos de Peluquería de Invierno con Zapatos con Cordones Calzado... - , Toesavers 2500 – 3 MicroSafe zapatos de seguridad, tamaño 3, color negro - , Elten 2062405 - Nelli zapatos de seguridad fácil s1p esd talla 37 - RTRY Tacones Mujer Gladiator Comodidad Cuero De Nubuck Verano Casual Negro Almendra 3A-3 3/4En Negro Us5.5 / Ue36... - Alpargatas para Mujer, Color Rosa, Marca Geox, Modelo Alpargatas para Mujer Geox D Modesty Rosa - NGRDX&G Zapatos Sandalias Zapatos De Mujer Zapatos De Mujer, Negro, 39 Black ZQ Zapatos de mujer - Tac¨®n Plano - Bailarina / Puntiagudos - Planos - Oficina y Trabajo / Vestido / Casual -... - , ZCJB Zapatos Planos Zapatos De Mujer De Tacón Bajo De Verano De Tacón Alto Zapatos De Abuela Zapatos De Suela... - , yalanshop La única Mujer Hueco Unos Zapatos de Tacón con la Punta de la Boca de luz Correa Rugosa, Vino Rojo,35 - Zapatos de Punta de Las Mujeres Solo Remaches Zapatos Bomba Gris/Rojo Talla 34-39 (Color : Rojo, Tamaño : 36) - CMP Tauri, Zapatos de Low Rise Senderismo para Mujer Rojo (Borgogna) Mujer Excursión Cuero Liviano Impermeable, a Pie / SENDERISMO / Senderismo Arranque Verde , Keen Uneek W, Sandalias para Mujer Anemone/Very Berry , Vans WM Camden Stripe, Zapatillas para Mujer Multicolor (Palm) Maxguard S3 Zapatos de seguridad SX310 Membrana impermeable, color negro/rojo, talla 39 – 48, 47, 1 - yalanshop Hebilla de Mujer con Hebilla de Tacón Alto con Hebilla y Sandalias de Strass con Diamantes de Imitación Abiertas 1Color MEI&S Cuña de Mujer Botas de Tacón Sandalias Boca de Pescado Black

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

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“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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