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

La Sportiva Akyra Woman, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Multicolor (Emerald / Mint 000) Nike 844673-003, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Negro (Black/Pink Blast-fire Pink-white) Salomon Speedtrak W, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Gris (Monument/Atlantis/Black 000) , adidas Aerobounce Pr, Zapatillas de Running Para Mujer Negro (Core Black / Silver Metallic / White 0) Nike 844929-400, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Azul (Blue Grey / Blue Grey-ocean Fog) , Nike 844736-400, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Azul (Blue Glow/Black-gamma Blue-white) Salomon Sense Mantra 3 Women s Zapatilla De Correr Para Tierra Viola/Bianco , Salomon L37905500, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Rojo (Poppy Red/Black/Ceramic) Salomon XA Pro 3D W, Calzado de Trail Running para Mujer Rojo (Beet Red/Cerise/Black) Asics Gel-Fujitrabuco 6 G-TX, Zapatillas de Running para Asfalto para Mujer Negro (Black/Black 9090) , Nike 704927-702, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Amarillo (Volt / White Total Orange Black) , Nike 831511-300, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Turquesa (Hyper Turq / Turbo Green / Off White) , Salomon Sonic Ra Pro W, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Azul (Deep Lagoon/Night Sky/Blue Curacao 000) , Nike 859511-001, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Negro (Black / Dark Grey / White) Salomon XA Lite, Calzado de Trail Running para Mujer Azul (Aquarius/Hawaiian Surf/Poseidon) , La Sportiva Akyra Woman, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Rojo (Berry 000) , Reebok Bd5453, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Negro (Black / Black / Pink Craze / Manic Cherry / Pewt) Columbia Caldorado II Outdry, Zapatillas de Running para Asfalto para Mujer Gris (Dark Grey, Sea Level) , Reebok Instalite Pro, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Morado (Aubergine/Moonglow/White/Silver Met 000) , Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX W, Calzado de Trail Running para Mujer Azul (Poseidon Virtual/Pink/Sunny Lime) , Salomon Speedcross Vario 2, Calzado de Trail Running para Mujer Multicolor (Hawaiian Surf/Aquarius/Mykonos Blue) , Nike 845361-300, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Verde (Green Glow / White / Midnight Turq) , Reebok Royal Glide Rplclp, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Blanco (White/White/Silver Met 000) , Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX W, Calzado de Trail Running para Mujer Multicolor (Ceramic/Aruba Blue/Sangria) , Nike 849577-501, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Varios Colores (Purple Dynasty / White / Fire Pink) , Adidas Response, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Negro (Negbas / Aeroaz / Ftwbla 000) , Nike 819318-402, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Azul (Cool Blue / Mtlc Fuchsia-fire Pink-white) Inov8 X-Talon 212 Unisex Zapatilla De Correr Para Tierra - SS17 Negro Adidas Ultraboost W, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Rosa (Ashpea) ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Dr. Martens Delaney FC, Botines Infantil - SAUCONY SC55557 JAZZ DBLE HL zapatos azules chico Verde , NEW BALANCE Zapatillas para ni�o, color Azul, marca, modelo Zapatillas Para Niï PC574 GV Azul Azul Hunter Kid s Glow - Botas de agua de goma infantil - , CAMPER Peu 80003-027 - Zapatos casual de vestir Niños Marron Under Armour UA Charged Bandit 3 Ombre, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Hombre - , Nike Hypervenomx Pro IC - Botas de Fútbol para Hombre - Art Soma, Zapatos de Cordones Derby para Hombre - Timberland Botas Chukka Goretex Gold - Cofra 55210 – 000.w46 Talla 46 S3 WR Ci Src dhanu Zapatos de seguridad, color negro - , Armani Boot - Botines Hombre - , Asics Gel-Solution Speed FF Zapatilla De Tenis - AW18 Negro , Beck Ben, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Hombre - Funtasma MAID-17 Blk-Wht Pat UK 6 (EU 39) - Timberland Adventure Seeker 2 Strap, Sandalias Unisex Niños Azul (Navy/Yellow) , Sexy, Tacón Alto, Dedo del pie Abierto, Sandalias Romanas, Palabra Correa, Tacón Fino, Zapatos de Mujer (Color... - , AKU Winter Track GTX - Zapatos de senderismo unisex - , HGTYU Otoño Y El Invierno La Versión Coreana De La Nueva Chica Botas De Taiwán Con Mujeres Negras Gruesas Botas... - , Chaussures pour femmes Bottes féminines Automne Hiver Tête ronde Peau de vache Angleterre Cravate Dans le tube... - Skechers Performance Go Run Ride 7, Zapatillas Deportivas para Interior para Mujer Negro (Black/White) , Nike Roshe Run Print 599432-005 - Zapatillas para mujer, color gris, talla 38.5 - Purple - Pink Nike Air Max Zero Essential, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Adulto Multicolor (Blanco 876070 402) Giuseppe Zanotti Design Mujer E66084002 Marrón Gamuza Espadrillas - , desy de mujer botas ergonómico Botas PU (Poliuretano) Invierno Casual ergonómico anfibi cuadrado Heel de cuaderno... - KUKI botas de mujer, zapatos de mujer, botas de algodón, botas planas, tarta suelta con, después del encaje, cabeza... - , Puma Carson 2 X Knit Wn s, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Mujer - , Adidas Originals Gazelle, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Adulto Rojo (Power Red/White/Gold Metallic) Adidas 3mc, Zapatillas de Skateboarding Unisex Adulto Azul (Maruni/Maruni/Ftwbla 000) Ted Baker Mujer Blossom Print Rosa Ahfira Zapatillas - DHG - Zapatos de Piel para Mujer con Zapatos de Piel, con muelles y Tacones Altos, Army Green 8.5cm with, 34 Army green 8.5cm with ,

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Correr en monta?a

“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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