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

New Balance 490v4, Zapatillas Deportivas para Interior para Mujer Negro (Black/Guava) , Skechers Performance Go Run 6, Zapatillas Deportivas para Interior para Mujer Negro (Black/Hot Pink) , shangy idamen – Zapatillas zapatos – boda/oficina/Vestido/LÄSSIG – Plástico – Plano tacón – Creepers – Negro/Blanco, color blanco - blanco, tamaño us6.57 / eu37 / uk4.5 blanco - blanco Helly Hansen W Scurry 2, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Rosa Munich Mundial U25, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Adulto Blanco SHINIK Zapatos de cuero de remache a punta de mujer 2018 Zapatos de cordura de punta de moda nuevos de cordones (Color : Negro, tamaño : 38) Negro Adidas CF Daily Qt Mid W, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Gris (Gricua / Gricua / Roshel) , Nike 844973-800, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Naranja (Peach Cream / Total Orange-summit White) Reebok Sawcut 5.0 GTX, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Marrón (Sand Stone / Chalk / Washed Plum) , Adidas EQT Racing ADV PK W, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Gris (Gritre / Ftwbla 000) , Nike 855808 300, Zapatillas de Trail Running Unisex Adulto Varios Colores (Hasta / White Seaweed Green Glow) , Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage Clean, Zapatillas para Mujer Blanco (Ftwbla/Ftwbla/Negbás 000) , SHINIK Mujeres del Dedo del pie del Dedo del pie Botas de Gladiador Verano Hueco Rhinestone Cadena de Metal Rhinestone Sandalias Planas de Gran Tamaño (Color : Azul, Tamaño : 41 EU) Azul , New Balance Wl373v1, Zapatillas para Mujer Negro (Schwarz) GLTER Mujeres Botas 2017 Otoño Invierno Nuevo Cuero De Metal De Diamantes Patrón De Piedra Botas Casual ( Color : Black 1 , Size : 39 ) Black 1 Adidas Campus W, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Varios Colores (Tinmis / Ftwbla / Blatiz) Skechers D Lites-Biggest Fan, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Negro Plateado Adidas CF Lite Racer CC W, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Blanco (Ftwr White/Aero Green S18) Vibram Fivefingers Vi-b, Zapatillas de Deporte Exterior Para Mujer Negro (Black) , shangyi Zapatos – Bailarinas Mujer – Oficina/Vestido/LÄSSIG – Barniz piel – Plano tacón – Bailarina/cerrados Zehe – Negro/Amarillo/Beige, color - almond, tamaño us8 / eu39 / uk6 / cn39 - almond , New Balance Wl373kaw, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Negro (Black/White Kaw) , Adidas EQT Racing ADV PK W, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Negro (Negbas/Negbas/Ftwbla 000) , New Balance 373, Zapatillas Hombre Rojo (Brgndy/Wht) mys unisex Chuck Taylor zapatillas altas , GLTER Mujeres Casual Martin Boots 2017 Otoño Invierno Nuevo de tacón alto Cross-cinturón de lentejuelas botas Botas de moda ( Color : Blue , Size : 38 ) Blue , Sandalias de la correa del tobillo del estilete de la bomba 12cm Zapatos de la boda del bowknot del cordón Mujeres Peep Toe D Orsay de la hebilla del cinturón de la hebilla OL Zapatos de los zapatos de vestir Zapatos de Roma del eu Tama&ntilMunich One Indoor, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Adulto Multicolor (Black/Orange 013) Reebok Yourflex Trainette 10 MT, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Negro (Black/White Black/White) , Adidas Courtset, Zapatillas para Mujer Blanco (Ftwbla/Ftwbla/Ftwbla 000)

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Viking Nordlys, Botines Unisex Niños Rosa (Black/Dark Pink 239) , Scarpa Instinct Vs, Scarpa-Farbe:black, Scarpa-Groesse:37.5 black Crocs Crocband Kids, Zuecos con Correa Infantil Azul (Navy) Centek - Calzado de protección para hombre, color negro, talla 45 - Zapatos de Seguridad Deportivos y Antideslizantes -SAFETOE 7295 Zapatos de Trabajo para Hombre de Verano Color... - , Zapatilla Guess FMCRL3 SUE12 Green - Romika Soling 20001 70 000 - Zapatillas de lona unisex Blanco , Garibaldi Base BO155 S1P SRC Mens Smart antideslizante Cordones de zapatillas de seguridad Azul Marino , Magnum Mid, Botas de Trabajo Adultos Unisex Negro (Black) Dunlop - Calzado de protección de goma para hombre Wei? , INMONARCH Hombres de Poliéster Azul Marino Zapatos de Boda Tradicional MJ11126 MDRW-Europa Y El Duro Con Las Botas Y Hembra, Nuevo Otoño Y El Invierno 12Cm Tacon, Botas Impermeables Y Una Cabeza... - , Gran Botas De Fondo Grueso Doble Cremallera Botas De Otoño E Invierno Botas De Algodón Marea Zapatos - , Kickers Ambellie, Bailarinas con Punta Cerrada para Niñas Rosa (Rose 13) , RUGAI-UE Sandalias de tacón alto para mujer, remaches europeos, dedos de los pies, tacones altos, sandalias de mujer, Negro, treinta y cinco black , New Balance WL373 Lifestyle - Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer - , Ganter Hera-h, Zuecos para Mujer - , BaiLing Sandalias del verano de las mujeres / talón de cuña impermeable / impresión de los Rhinestones fondo grueso... - crocs - Zuecos para mujer - New Balance WL574, Zapatillas Deportivos Mujer - , New Balance M420, Zapatillas de Deporte para Hombre Gris (Gris) On Running Cloud X W Grey Atlantis - , NSXZ Moda Mujer Otoño Invierno Piel Genuina Roma Botas Cortas , gray , 35 - , Rieker Lucy 63551-82 - Sandalias de cuero para mujer - , Sandalias De Mujer De Tacón Alto Rivet Thin Belt Open Toe,Black,36 - PleaserMar50g/r - Mary Jane Mujer - Birkenstock Arizona, Sandalias con Hebilla Unisex Adulto Marrón (Habana) UGG Australia Elva, Botines para Mujer Negro (Nero Black) , Remonte Mujeres botines gris, (grau/altsilber/cigar) R1472-42 grau/altsilber/cigar , Marco Tozzi 2-2-25110-31 002, Botas Militar para Mujer Negro (Black Antic 002) ,

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Deportes de interior

“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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