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

Ryka Intent XT 2 Sr - Zapatillas de Running Para Mujer Negro/Cromo Plateado NJX/ hug Zapatos de mujer - Plataforma - Creepers - Tacones - Oficina y Trabajo / Vestido / Casual / Fiesta y Noche - Cuero Patentado - Negro / Oro , golden-us7.5 / eu38 / uk5.5 / cn38 , golden-us7.5 / eu38 / uk5.5 / cn38 golden-us7.5 / eu38 / uk5.5 / cn3Altra Lone Peak 2.0 (w) Dk, Marron, 38.5 Marron , Skechers Go Step Lite Origin Womens Zapatillas - SS17 Black/Gray Heather , Nike Wmns Flex 2016 RN OC, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Negro (Negro (Multi-color/Multi-color)) Puma R698 Trinomic Wn 358832-04, Zapatillas para Mujer Multicolor (Green 001) Nike W Cortez Ultra BR, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Blanco (White / Pure Platinum-wolf Grey) , ZQ Zapatos de mujer-Tacón Plano-Comfort-Oxfords-Casual-Cuero-Negro / Azul / Marrón / Rosa / Blanco / Beige , brown-us5.5 / eu36 / uk3.5 / cn35 , brown-us5.5 / eu36 / uk3.5 / cn35 brown-us5.5 / eu36 / uk3.5 / cn35 , Asics Tiger GT II Calzado Blanco Native Mujeres Calzado/Zapatillas de Deporte Ap Mercury Liteknit Negro , Mizuno Scarpa Running Sneaker Donna Wave Resolute 2 Bianco Viola Argento 37 - , New Balance 1080v8, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Azul (Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black) Asics Gt-2000 6, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Negro (Bright Rose/Black/White 2190) Asics Noosa FF, Zapatillas de Running Negro , The North Face - Hedgehog Fastpack Lite Gore-Tex - Zapatilla para senderismo de mujer color verde / lila Viola (Black Currant Purple/Paradise Green) New Balance 1080v8, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Azul (Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black) NJX/ hug Zapatos de mujer-Plataforma-Creepers / Punta Redonda / Punta Cerrada-Sneakers a la Moda-Casual-Semicuero-Negro , black-us5.5 / eu36 / uk3.5 / cn35 , black-us5.5 / eu36 / uk3.5 / cn35 black-us5.5 / eu36 / uk3.5 / cn35 Asics Gel-Ikaia 6 Women s Zapatillas Para Correr Rosa , Asics Gel-Hyper Tri - Zapatillas de Running Mujer Rosa (Pink Glow/Aqua Splash/Navy 3567) , Adidas Originals Gazelle, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Adulto Varios Colores (Off White/White/Gold Metalic) , Under Armour UA Rapid, Zapatillas de Running para Hombre Negro (Black/ White/ White (001) 001) , Asics FuzeX Rush Adapt, Zapatillas de Running Para Mujer Multicolor (Porcelain Bluewhitesmoke Blue) , Aleader - zapatillas deportivas, para correr, ligeras, para mujer, con tela de malla Negro , Nike 849560-402, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Varios Colores (Concord / White / Persian Violet) 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 Pigment/Pink , Salomon Sense Pro W Gecko Green/White/Softy Blue , Brooks Launch 3 W, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Myla Pink/Electric Blue Lemonade , Vibram Five FingersSpyridon Mr - Zapatillas de Running para Asfalto Mujer - Blau Schwarz

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Primigi Ptu 13979, Zapatillas Altas para Niños Azul (Bl.sc/Bl.ch/Ner 22) , Myschuck Taylor - Zapatillas Altas Unisex Niños Richter Kinderschuhe Ola, Zapatos de Cordones Derby para Niños Marrón (Espresso/Muskat/Ink 9201) Columbia Peakfreak Venture Waterproof, Zapatillas de Senderismo para Hombre - , Botas de seguridad unisex LEWER antideslizantes POSITANO 35 S3 EVOLUTION HRO - 39 - , Cofra 25670 – 002.w41 Talla 41 "Erie bis S3 SRC – zapatos de seguridad – Brown - , Rieker 15262-25 - Botas Hombre - Zapatos para hombre CJC Punto Zapatillas de Deporte Informal Zapatillas Slip On Running Caminar Ligero Transpirable Al Aire Libre (Color : Black, Tamaño : EU43/UK9) Black , Adidas Ultraboost All Terrain Ltd, Zapatillas de Deporte para Hombre - SKY-Maria Moda Zapatos para Correr Hombres El Nuevo Al Aire Libre Zapatos Deportivos Zapatos Planos Respirable... - , Rodi RodiRodi - Zapatos para conducir hombre - , ejendals 3110 – 47 – talla 47 "Grip de luz jalas 3110 – Calzado de seguridad negro/gris/amarillo - , YaNanHome Zapatos para Hombre/Alpargatas Zapatos de Lona Ocasionales de los Hombres del Verano Zapatos de los Hombres Coreanos de la Tendencia del Estilo Zapatos Casuales Salvajes de la Tabla Black , Fratelli Rossetti - Cerrado de cuero mujer - Converse All Star Ox, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto - Sandalias de Cuero de Verano con Tacones Abiertos Sandalias de Color Sólido Hebillas Pink , Saucony Ride 9 W Pop, Zapatillas de Correr para Mujer Pink/Berry Mocas¨ªn de mujer Razzi Slip-on, Camel Suede, 8.5 M US - , YMFIE Bohemian Comfort Sandalias Planas Antideslizantes Sandalias para Mujer Tallas Europeas: 34-43, 37 EU, B - ZFYSS-12Cm Tacon Grueso Zapatos De Tacon Alto Hembra Gamuza Joker Hollow Hebilla Impermeable De Mesa De Boca De... - , L-XIE Mujer Sandalias Botas Cristal Grueso Alto Tacón Zapatos Transparente Red Negro Trabajo Fiesta Vestir Club... - YMFIE Sandalias de Punta Plana de Gamuza de Moda Estilo Nuevo Verano Simple Cruz Cruzada con Cómodas Sandalias... - Vans U Authentic - Zapatillas Unisex Varios Colores (California Floral) , Elegant Mujeres Hebillas Hebilla De Tacón alto Con Zapatos De Boda De Baile De Satén De Boda Multi-Color Yards... - PIE Libre Sandalias de Cuña Blanco/Natural EU 38 - , Atlantic Stars Mujer ALHENAFLNYNPVN Burdeos Cuero Zapatillas - , Birkenstock Gizeh Leder, Chanclas para Mujer - Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas Midnight Bailarina Mary Jane para Mujeres Varios Colores Sperry Mujer sayel Away – Zapatos, color gris Boulevard Merceditas de Ante Para Mujer gris/multicolor

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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