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

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High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Timberland 6 In Premium Waterproof, Botas para Niños Amarillo (Wheat) , Find Botines de Ante con Puntera para Mujer Negro (Black) , Nike Zapatillas Air Jordan Retro XIII Wheat de Hombre EN Piel Blanca 439358-018 , XDLJL Zapatos De Hombre De Negocios Apuntado Zapatos De Vestir Inglaterra Zapatos De Verano - , Conducción de los Hombres Penny Loafers Suede Cuero Genuino Casual Mocasines Slip-On Boat Shoes (Color : Navy,... - G-Star Raw Carbur, Botas Estilo Motero para Hombre - , Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo Industrial y Deportiva con Puntera de Acero LM-105 Cuero Marrón , Asics Gel-Resolution 7, Zapatillas de Gimnasia para Hombre Azul (Blue Print/Blue Print 400) Vans - Atwood, Zapatillas Hombre Black Zapatos Deportivos Ocasionales Del Verano De Los Hombres Zapatos Corrientes Zapatos De Malla Zapatos Respirables Respirables Ligeros Del Paño 1 , Feidaeu - Brogue Hombre Braun,Erh?hen ggx/mujeres zapatos de satén Stiletto talones talón talones boda/fiesta y tarde/vestido marfil/blanco - Ecco Offroad 69563 - Sandalias deportivas para mujer 54695 Atmosphere/Ice Alpargatas con Tacón de Cuña de Denim Clásico para Mujer con Tiras con Cordones, Sandalias de Mezclilla de Verano Denimblue , Remonte R3510, Bailarinas con Correa de Tobillo para Mujer - ZFNYY Casual Dinero Plaza Plana Fondo Suave Suave Moda Salvaje Plaid Zapatos Dos Zapatos de Boca Baja Peas Zapatos - , Timberland CRYSTL MT TALL BLACK/GREY 17680 - Botas de nailon para mujer - Esprit Carita Ballerin, Bailarinas para Mujer - Sandalias De Tacón De Bloque Chanclas De Verano Clip De Dedo Del Pie Chanclas Zapatos De Playa T-Strap Flats Zapatillas... - , GRRONG Piel De Vaca Sandalias Femeninas De La Boca De Pescado Zapatos De Tacones Altos Shu De La Princesa De Las... - , Puma - Zapatillas de running para mujer Negro negro/rojo - , YMFIE Hueco de damas sandalias verano nuevo estilo lentejuelas señaló superficial zapatos de tacón alto y delgado... - , Ash Zapatos Victoria Zapatillas Powder Rosa Mujer - , Northwest Territory Ladies Montana/Pino Totalmente Impermeable Senderismo/Senderismo Cordones Trainer Shoe - , El mejor regalo para mujer y madre Mujer Zapatos Satén Primavera Verano Confort Bailarina Zapatos de boda Tacón... - , Salabobo - Destalonado de Piel Mujer Morado , Las mujeres botas de tacón alto de _ Martin botas hembra pajarita de satén con el lado corto de la áspera botas de cabeza redonda pequeña y versátil, de tacón negro,37 - Ruby ShooCassandra - Sandalias con Cuña Mujer Arena , ZPL Mujer Señoras Verano Correa en T Dulce flor Diamante de imitación Chancletas Plano Sandalias Bohemia playa Zapatos, Purple, EUR 38/UK 6 Purple Garvalín 161324, Zapatos de Primeros Pasos para Bebés Azul Marino (Kaiser)

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Deportes de interior

“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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