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

Puma Bolt Evospeed Disc - Zapatillas de Running Unisex Adulto Azul - Blau (Atomic Blue-red Blast 01) New Balance 1080v8, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Azul (Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black) New Balance 1080v8, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Azul (Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black) , Nike Kaishi - Zapatillas para Mujer Naranja (Sunset Glow/Mtllc Silver-wht 801) , Zapatillas de running Gel-Hyper Speed 7 para mujer, Flash Coral / Blanco / Turquesa, 5 M US - , Diadora X Run Light W, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Negro (Nero/Argento) , Asics Gel-fujifreeze G-tx - Zapatillas de nordic walking Mujer morado Asics Gel-Kayano 24, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Mujer Negro (Black/Black/Carbon 9090) , New Balance W680v5, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Negro (Black/Blue) , Adidas Originals Gazelle, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Adulto Beige (Clay Brown/Clay Brown/Gum 3) NikeDownshifter 6 - Zapatillas de Running Mujer Negro (Black / Hyper Punch Anthracite) Puma Faas 500 Tr Wn s - Zapatillas de Running Mujer Rosa (Pink (Beetroot Purple-black-sunny Lime 04)) , Puma Basket Platform VR, Zapatillas para Mujer negro RYKÄ Dynamic La Capacitación de La Mujer Zapatos Sugar Plum/Lime Shock/Blanco , New Balance 490v4, Zapatillas Deportivas para Interior para Mujer Multicolor (Navy) Saucony Swerve, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Varios Colores (Grey / Purple / Blue) , Adidas Originals Gazelle, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Adulto Gris (Dgh Solid Grey/White/Gold Metallic) , Vans Authentic, Zapatillas de skateboarding Unisex Negro (Zebra/True White) Under Armour UA Rapid, Zapatillas de Running para Hombre Negro (Black/ Black/ Anthracite (004) 004) , Asics California 78 Ex, Zapatillas de Running Unisex Adulto Verde (Dark Forest/Glacier Grey 8296) , Brooks Pureflow 6, Zapatos para Correr para Mujer Multicolor (Bluebird/Peacoat/Limepunch) , Under Armour UA Rapid, Zapatillas de Running para Hombre Negro (Black/ White/ White (001) 001) , Brooks Launch 3 W, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Myla Pink/Electric Blue Lemonade , Asics Gel-Rocket 8, Zapatos de Voleibol para Mujer Rosa (Rouge Red/Black/White 1990) , NJX/ hug Zapatos de mujer - Tacón Plano - Comfort - Zapatos Náuticos - Exterior - Semicuero - Negro / Blanco , white-us6 / eu36 / uk4 / cn36 , white-us6 / eu36 / uk4 / cn36 white-us6 / eu36 / uk4 / cn36 , Gola Akita, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Azul (Blue/Grey/Zest) , Nike Tanjun, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Blanco (White/Metallic Silver 101) New Balance 1080v8, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Blanco/Azul (White/Blue) Asics Gel-Ikaia 6 Women s Zapatillas Para Correr Rosa

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Adidas N-5923 El I, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Negro (Negbás/Ftwbla/Negbás 000) Toms Classics - Alpargatas para mujer Varios Colores (Multicolor) , Nike Air Jordan 3 Retro BG Zapatillas de Deporte, Niños Negro / Azul / Gris (Black / Sport Blue-wolf Grey) , 4US Zapatilla Negra y Azul, de Cuero y Ante, con Doble Cierre de Cremallera Lateral, Niño, Niños - , YUBINliangxie Sandalias Wild Flat Student Hong Kong Zapatos Vintage Zapatos De Playa Net Red Bandages - Badura 7766-912 - Zapatos de Trabajo Hombre - Panter 416251700 - SAPORO PLUS NEGRO S1 Talla: 47 - ALL Ride - Zuecos de piel para hombre negro Schwarz, color negro, talla 45 EU - , TONI PONS Dino Marino , TOTO - Botas de Piel para hombre - , PORTMANNChukka Boots - Botines Desert hombre OILED WHEAT NUBUCK , Josef Seibel Nolan 18, Mocasines Para Hombre Schwarz (Schwarz) , Zapatos De Oxford High-End Hombres Zapatos De Cuero Casual Negocios Desodorante Transpirable Resistente Al Desgaste Brown , Aster - Bailarinas de Piel para niña - , XIAOGANG H HLas mujeres del verano (negro, rojo, azul, oro, plata)-hueco-inclinado, fino-talón-barril, caucho... - , Sandalias de las mujeres Mesh Platform Velcro Rhinestone Casual Sports Flat Fashion Size 35 a 39 , Negro , EU37 - , Botas Bota de nieve de borla de invierno Botas de mujer de algodón salvaje de estudiante grueso Raquetas de nieve... - , ZHZNVX HSXZ Zapatos de Mujer Otoño Invierno PU Confort Botas Botas de Nieve Talón Puntera Redonda Plana Sobre... - , Honeywell 6245858-40/7 Bacou Exono, S3, HRO SRC, Size 40 - , ZQ Zapatos de mujer-Tacón Bajo-Comfort / Punta Redonda-Oxfords-Vestido / Casual-Semicuero-Negro / Marrón / Gris / Beige , gray-us9 / eu40 / uk7 / cn41 , gray-us9 / eu40 / uk7 / cn41 gray-us9 / eu40 / uk7 / cn41 , AN - Punta Abierta Mujer - Dockers by Gerli 27ld234-620, Botines para Mujer - , Dune Quota - Botas Mujer - YMFIE Sandalias Planas del Dedo del pie de la Manera Simple de Las Mujeres del Verano Sandalias Antideslizantes... - Beppi Casual 2153345, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Adulto - Botas Sevilla 46 LG y (L 38 cm; H 53 cm) negro - , Hogan Mujer GYW00N0J100I570351 Blanco Cuero Zapatillas Casadei Mujer 2X856E020GIUL000 Negro Tela Zapatillas , Sandalias Planas De Charol Para Mujer, Bombas De Punta Con Botones De Velcro, Bombas Planas De Cuero Para Mujer... - Geox B Jodie a, Bailarinas para Bebés Blanco (White) ,

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 asfalto

“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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