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

PORTMANNChukka Boots - Botines Desert hombre - , Crime Lucky HI (41) - , CALTO - Botas para hombre - Dude Shoes Farty Natural Negro Hombres Deslizar/Mula - Birki s Klassik Birki - Zapatos con hebilla para mujer - Yellow Cab Grind M, Zapatillas Altas para Hombre - , FB Fashion Boots Zapatos con Cordones de Piel Hombre - , Lemaitre 120144 Karl zapato de seguridad S3 talla 44 - Birkenstock Madrid Vegan Marino, turquesa, 40 - , Zapatos de Vestir para Hombres Ropa de Trabajo Diario Zapatos de Boda Cómodos Atmósfera Zapatos de Cuero Puro... - ARAWAK Zapatillas de Material Sintético Para Hombre - , Los Hombres Huecos de Malla de Malla de Verano Zapatos de Cuero con Correas Falsas con Malla de Malla Ajustable... - , Ambitious 7552 Botas Hombre Marròn 41 - Sandalias Deportivas Verano los Hombres Al Aire Libre Pescador Playa Zapatos Casuales Cuero Transpirable no Correas... - Etnies Hitch, Zapatillas de Skateboarding para Hombre - , Mules y Mulas de los Hombres Mules Flat Heel Hollow Vamp Slip On Sandalias de Playa Impermeables (Color : Rosado... - , Desai Zapato Brogue con Cordones Oxford Para Hombre Negro - Callaghan, 92657, Blucher negro de Hombre - Car Shoe Hombre MCBI063046O Marrón Cuero Mocasín - , J. BREITLIN Botas de Piel Para Hombre Negro Negro - , LEDLFIE Zapatos De Cuero Real De Los Hombres Zapatos De Deslizamiento Casual De Los Hombres - , John Richmond Zapatos Zapatillas de Deporte Hombres en Piel Nuevo Logo Blanco - Panter 803031700 - SILEX MEDICAL Talla: 36 - , Giasco ku051l39 bajo zapatos, Boston, S3, tamaño: US 5,5/tamaño UK: 39, Negro - , Alexandra yunque stc-fw514bk-7 Westminster antideslizante zapatos de hombre, Plain, 100% Piel Superior, Tamaño... - Munich Sapporo, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto - , LEDLFIE Zapatos De Hombre Bullock Tallado EN Cuero Genuino Negocios Casual Zapatos De Cuero - , Giorgio rea Elegante Hombre Zapatos Hecho A Mano EN Italia Derby Brogue - Fitflop Lido Slide Sandals in Neoprene, Sandalias con Punta Abierta para Hombre -

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Puma Tune Cat 3 Nbk Ps Jovenes US 1.5 Gris Zapatillas - , Ricosta 5032700-187 - Botas para niño - Nero Giardini Junior - Sandalias de vestir de Piel para niño Incanto bianco rosso - , adidas Swift Run J, Zapatillas de Running Unisex Niños Rojo (Granat / Negbas / Ftwbla 000) , Nike Air MAX Zero Essential GS, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Niños - Geox Jr Axel E, Botas Militar para Niños Grau (Dk Grey/Blackc0062) , CLARYS Zapato de Comunión Tipo Mocasín 5925 Azul - Naturino 7785, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Azul (Bleu 9101) LYZGF Hombre Caballero Negocios Casual Moda Boda Banquete Cordones Zapatos De Cuero - , Grisport grs626 resistente al agua en colinas – 47 – Botas de Piel, tamaño: 47, color marrón (Pack de 2) - , ZQ@QXEl otoño y el invierno botas altas de hombres casual al aire libre más grande de cachemir zapatos, botas de hombres de negro más algodón, 43 Black plus cotton Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox, Zapatillas Unisex Negro , Maddox - Botas de Cuero Hombre Gris , HYLM Los zapatos de cuero ocasionales de los hombres de calzan los zapatos planos ocasionales respirables / los zapatos de los deportes / los zapatos de los deportes de gran tamaño , black1 , 39 black1 Altra Superior 3.5 - Sandalias de Las Mujeres del Verano del Cuero Suave del Talón Plano del Talón de la Cuña Sandalias al Aire Libre para Mediana Edad 40-50 Años de Edad Madre Blanco , Zapatos Ocasionales de Las Mujeres, Talón de Cuero de Gran Tamaño con los Zapatos de Las Mujeres 2018 Nuevos Zapatos... - , Nike Revolution 3 - Zapatillas de Entrenamiento, Mujer Blanco (White / Purple Earth / Wolf Grey) Rieker Y0775, Botas para Mujer - Zumba Footwear Strong by Zumba Fly Fit, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Naranja (Orange) Elegant Tacones altos De Las Mujeres De Seda Peep Toe Sandalias De La Boda/Fiesta Y MáS Colores Disponibles En... - , Felmini Original Samples FM-089 - Botas de Piel Lisa Para Mujer Verde Verde 37 EU - , Cinzia Soft 51538 Sandalias Mujer - Marc O Polo Loafer 80114423201302, Bailarinas con Punta Cerrada para Mujer - GTVERNH Zapatillas de Playa para Mujer, con Lentejuelas Transparentes de Verano, Parte Inferior Gruesa, Tacón... - , ZQ Zapatos de mujer - Tacón Plano - Punta Redonda - Mocasines - Casual - Semicuero - Negro / Blanco , white-us8... - , GUESS FLFRT1 LEL12 Zapatos Mujeres - , Tecnica Moon Boot Nylon, Botas de nieve Unisex adulto, Rosa (Bouganville 062), 35-38 EU Rosa (Bouganville 062) , ARIAT CLOSE CONTOUR Show Chaps, waxed chocolate (braun), S waxed chocolate (braun) , GROUNDWORK GR386 Botas de trabajo para mujer, de piel, con puntera de acero negro

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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