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

Socofy Sandalias de Mujer, Zapatos Merceditas para Mujer de Cuña de Flores Coloridas Zapatos de Cuero de la Vendimia Plataforma Slip-On Sandal Danza de Ballet Mocasines Casuales Oxford Zapatos Vino Tinto DoraTasia Merceditas de Otra Piel Para Mujer marrón , Ruby ShooPhoebe - Sandalias con Cuña Mujer Coral Irregular Choice 4435_02a - Merceditas de Tela Para Mujer Azul Azul Azul Rosa , Salon Lycra Adaptable Tacon 3 CMTS. , Clarks Un Haven Strap, Bailarinas para Mujer Negro (Dark Tan Lea) , Ruby ShooPhoebe - Sandalias con Cuña Mujer azul celeste , Yalanshop Las Zapatillas de Deporte Frescas de la Mujer al Aire Libre de la Manera del Verano desgastan el Viento Zapatos Planos Salvajes de la Playa 1Color Dr. Martens Polley PW Black Virginia, Merceditas para Mujer Negro (Black) , Skechers Breathe Easy-Calmly, Merceditas para Mujer Negro (Black Blk) , Skechers Breathe-Easy-Boss Lady, Merceditas para Mujer Azul (Slate) Hotter Karen, Merceditas para Mujer Negro (Black 001) Gerry Weber Valentina 23, Merceditas para Mujer Verde (Khaki 660) Padders cuero de las mujeres del zapato Cello | con sistema de ajuste anchura doble | gran Anchura adicional EE-EEE| Cuerno de zapato libre Océano Chie Mihara P-rou31 - Merceditas Mujer Marron (Ante Café-ante Granate) yalanshop Moda con Cuentas Pelo áspero Brillo Bola Palabra Resbalón Talón y Zapatillas Mujeres con los Dedos Abiertos 1Color Bornran - Plataforma Mujer Rojo Vino Lazutom - Merceditas de Lona para Mujer Verde Hotter Spin, Merceditas para Mujer Gris (Duck Egg 081) , Padders Merceditas Para Mujer azul marino (Navy Combi) Sandalias de Verano de Las Mujeres con la Palabra Retro Ciclo de Tacones Altos con 1Color , El Naturalista Nc78 Soft Grain Tricot, Merceditas para Mujer Negro (Black / Kaki / Grafito) , Skechers Bikers-Get-Up, Mary Janes para Mujer Negro , yalanshop Sandalias de Verano con Plataforma para Mujer Sandalias con Tacón de Aguja Tacones de Aguja Negros 1Color Tamaris 22110, Mary Jane para Mujer Gris (Quartz) , Birkenstock Mantova, Merceditas para Mujer Braun (Antik Brown) Los nuevos singles femeninos zapatos de cuero Cuero _ singles femeninos zapatos de tacón grueso con punta de luz profesional, blanco 35 M blanco Hotter Mystic, Merceditas para Mujer Blue (Duck Egg 081) , DoraTasia Merceditas de Otra Piel Para Mujer Vino

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Superfit Lumis - Zapatillas Niños - , Nike Air MAX Invigor (GS), Zapatillas de Running para Niños - Ricosta Trim, Zapatillas Altas Para Niños Azul (See) Geox - Geox Hoshiko B. Zapatos Deportivos Azul Orange Blue , Crime 11428KS1 Sneakers Hombre - , Marca 1688-ZUP PRO 39 - Zapato Ultra Light Perforado Aquiles 39 - , Zapatos de los Hombres de Negocios Zapatos de Encaje de Punta de Moda Zapatos de Vestir Zapatos de Trabajo 37... - Cofra 00330 – 005.w44 botas, asteroide, S5 SRC, tamaño 9,5, azul - , Bota de punta de casquillo Logan Brogue para hombre, Cognac Vintage Pull Up, 9 M US - Feifei Zapatos de los Hombres Inglaterra Moda Respirable Antideslizante Zapatos Ocasionales Resistentes Al Desgaste... - LARNMERN Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre con Puntera de Acero, LM-123, Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo, Calzado de Industrial y Deportiva Gris Reflexivo , Cofra 21530 – 000.w48 Tamaño 48 "No Llama Zapatos de seguridad, color negro - PleaserJazz-02 - Zapatos de Cordones hombre Zebra , Ted Baker Sealls 3, Botines para Hombre Marrón (Brown) PORTMANN - Botas de Piel Vuelta para hombre ANTIQUE OILED WHEAT , Crocs Classic, Zuecos Unisex Adulto, Azul (Navy) Karl Lagerfeld Kupsole Karl Ikonik Lo Lace Mujer Zapatillas Blanco - ZQ YYZ Zapatos de mujer - Tac¨®n Plano - Comfort / Puntiagudos / Punta Cerrada - Planos - Vestido / Casual - Ante... - Elobaby Zapatos De Boda De Las Mujeres Tacones De Flores De Moda por La Noche Nuevo Gatito De TalóN Cerrado De... - Reebok Classic Leather Hardware, Zapatillas para Mujer - , Teva W Original Universal - Sandalias Mujer - Adidas I-5923 W, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Verde (Aerver/Ftwbla/Gum3 000) , Asics Gel Excel33 3 para hombre de los zapatos corrientes T410N 5001 Violeta , Hoka Challenger ATR 3 Women s Zapatilla De Correr Para Tierra - SS17, Neon Fuchsia, 8.5 B(M) US - , YMFIE Nuevo verano hollow Toe Toe sandalias de gamuza fina dama con tacones de moda,37,a la UE - Andres Machado Sandalias de Material Sintético Para Mujer Beige Perla - VeganBio - Sandalias de Vestir de Lona Mujer - , NINGUTA invierno ante tobillo botas mujer zapatos de mujer Negro , Suecos Bo, Zapatos de Trabajo Unisex Adulto Blanco (White) Heart&M Mujer Botas Confort Innovador Botas hasta el Tobillo Primavera Invierno Semicuero Casual Fiesta y Noche Cremallera Tacón Robusto Negro , gray , us11 eu43 uk9 cn44 gray

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Merceditas

“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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