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

Däumling Benny - Zapatos primeros pasos de cuero para niña Marrón (Turino Tartuffo 89) , Ricosta Kenni, Zapatillas para Bebés Rojo (Fuchsia/Pop 362) , New Balance IV574D6 Sneaker Niños Rojo , Geox B New Flick B, Zapatillas para Bebés Beige (Caramel) , Geox B Kilwi Girl, Zapatillas para Bebés Negro (Black) Kickers Plazabi, Sandalias para Bebés Azul (Marine Gris 103) Geox B New Balu C, Sandalias de Punta Descubierta para Bebés Azul (Navy/White) Mod8 553532-10-115, Sandalias Bebé Dorado (Ch Air) Geox B Sandal Agasim Boy D, Botines de Senderismo para Bebés Navy , Move Kinder Sneaker Mit Klettverschlüssen, Zapatillas Unisex Bebé Azul (Navy 281) , Timberland Toddle Tracks, Botas para Niños Negro (Black) Kickers Boustar - Standing Bebé-Niñas Morado (Violet Rose 14) , Superfit Moppy - Zapatos de Primeros Pasos Bebé-Niños Azul (Ocean Kombi 81) , Garvalín Biomecanics Sport Niña Blanco , Geox B New Balu Boy B, Zapatillas para Bebés (Navy/Bordeaux C4335) Aster Noemia, Sandalias para Bebés Rosa (Rose Pale 131) Geox B New Balu Boy B, Botines de Senderismo para Bebés Marrón (Brandy/Ochre) Geox B Djrock a, Zapatillas para Bebés Negro (Black/Orange C0038) Timberland CA1JJV, Botas de Senderismo Niños Marrón (Brown/Blue) , Ecco First, Zapatillas para Bebés Azul (Aronaalusilver) , Timberland Seabury Classic 2eye Boatcardinal Hammer II, Mocasines para Bebés Rojo (Cardinal Hammer Ii) , Crocs Classicclogk, Zuecos Unisex Niños Azul (Tropical Teal) , Ricosta Cory, Zapatillas para Bebés Rojo (Rubino 358) Crocs Crocband Kids, Zuecos con Correa Infantil Negro (Nero) , Geox B New Balu B, Botas Clasicas para Bebés Gris (Dk Grey) , Superfit Fanni, Sandalias para Bebés Gris (Stone Kombi 07) , Ecco 7540_Unisex Baby - Zapatillas Deportivas Altas de Otra Piel Unisex bebé Blanco (White) Falcotto 163 VL, Sandalias para Bebés amarillo Ecco Lite Infants Sandal, Sandalias de Punta Descubierta para Bebés Rosa (Beetroot/Beetroot) ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Converse Skate Fastbreak Pro Mid Leather, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños - , Ricosta Jungen Halbschuh Klett -M Blau 430858-5 Violeta Top HanWag Tatra Trek GTX Boot Mizuno Lightning Star Z3 Junior Zapatillas Indoor - AW17 Azul , Euro-Dan - Zuecos de piel para hombre negro Schwarz - , Asics Tiger Gel-Vickka TRS Hombre Zapatillas Natural - Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox - Zapatillas de Deporte de canvas Unisex - , Vital - Calzado de protección para hombre - ARIAT Herren Stiefelette HERITAGE IV H2O wasserdicht, schwarz, 10.5 (45) - , Hogan Zapatos de los Hombres Zapatillas de Deporte Bajas HXM3210Y861I7G786Z H321 - , Dr. Martens Mayport Flec para hombre Calzado de lana gris 16750020 - , Diadora Glove II Text S1p HRO, Zapatos de Trabajo Unisex Adulto Gris (Grigio Ombra/grigio Alluminio) Polo Ralph Lauren Pony Slaton zapatilla de deporte de moda Pacific Royal/White HAIZHEN zapatos de mujer Zapatos gruesos antideslizantes de la playa de la arena del 12cm Sandalias dulces de... - Ajunr Ocio moda retro Matt cómodo puerto de luz marrón claro Silvestre Punta zapatos de mujer 11cm alto talón... - , Zapatos de Tacón Alto para Mujeres Zapatos de Tacón Alto Bordados en la Boca Primavera y Verano Nuevo Tacón Alto... - Nike W Air Zoom Vomero 11 (N), Zapatillas de Running para Mujer - Merrell Grassbow Sport GTX - Botas para Mujer Black/Hyacinth Zapatos de Mujer Bottom Bottom Tall Sandal Boots Hollow Belt Buckle Zapatos de Mujer Comfort Boots Zapatos para... - Adidas Solar - Zapatillas de Running de Competición Mujer - , V 1969 Cassandre_Grigio Bailarina Para Mujer Zapatos de Ballet Plano Cuero Real 100% - Under Armour UA Rapid, Zapatillas de Running para Hombre Negro (Black/ Black/ Anthracite (004) 004) , Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 High Energy - Zapatillas Mujer Black/Gray RTRY Zapatillas De Mujer &Amp; Flip-Flops Zapatillas Pvc Summer Party &Amp; Noche Crystal Stiletto Talón Ruby... - Nero Giardini A719911D 100 NERO - ZQ hug Zapatos de mujer-Tacón Plano-Punta Redonda-Oxfords-Exterior / Casual / Deporte-Materiales Personalizados-Negro... - Adidas Superstar, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Blanco (Ftwr White/Ray Blue /Ray Blue) DC Shoes Trase TX - Zapatillas para Hombre Negro , SHINIK Zapatos de mujer Summer New High-heeled Stiletto Heel Sandals (Color : Azul, tamaño : 36) Azul , Mei&S Bloque de Mujeres Señaló Zapatos de Tacón Toe Dreamgirl Tiras Black ,

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Primeros pasos

“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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