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

Timberland Authentics, Botas Niños Marrón (Braun/Slate Nubuck) , Timberland Seabury Classic 2Eye, Mocasines Unisex Niños Blau Timberland 6 In Premium Waterproof, Botas para Niños Amarillo (Wheat) , Crocs LodgePoint Snow Boot Kids, Botas Unisex Niños Rosa (Candy Pink/Party Pink) Helly Hansen JK Midsund Zapatillas de Deporte, Unisex Infantil Azul Marino / Gris / Naranja Timberland Euro Hiker, Botas Chukka Unisex Niños Marrón (Trapper Tan) Geoxj Orizont Boy ABX B - Botas de Nieve Niños Verde (Military/Dk Yellow) , BOWS Leo - Botas de Material Sintético para niño negro Timberland Kenetic, Botas Chukka para Niños Verde (Deep Lichen Green) , Viking Nordlys, Botines Unisex Niños Negro (Black/Lime 288) , Dockers by Gerli 37wa720-630910, Botas Desert Unisex Niños Amarillo (Golden Tan) Romika Bobby 02001 593 - Botas de agua para niños Azul , Richter Kinderschuhe Ola - Zapatos Derby Niños Beige (Cognac/Atlantic) Timberland Killington, Botas Chukka Unisex Niños Beige (Wheat Nubuck 231) , Timberland Seabury Classic 2Eye, Mocasines Unisex Niños Marrón (Dark Brown 242) , Merrell ML-b Snowquest Waterpoof, Botas de Nieve para Niños Negro (Black/Green) , Find Botines Chelsea de Ante para Mujer Marrón (Congo) Hummel Stadil Super Poly Boot Jr, Botas de Nieve Unisex Niños Azul (Skydiver) Timberland 6" Premium, Botas Unisex Beige , Kappa Tundra Tex, Botines Unisex Niños Blanco (1010 White) Timberland 6" Premium, Botas Unisex Beige/Blanquecino Bisgaard 60527218, Botas de Nieve Unisex Niños Marrón (508 Cognac 508) , Timberland Timber Tykes H&L - Botas de cuero para niños Marrone Kappa Denton II Tex Teens, Botas Militar Unisex Niños Negro (1133 Black/Lime) , Kickers Kick Boot - Zapatos Plateado (Silver/Natural/Natural) , Dockers by Gerli 35fn701-400, Botines Unisex Niños Marrón (Cognac) , Caterpillar Colorado Plus, Botas para Niños Beige (Honey Reset) , Muck Boot Hale, Botas de Agua Unisex Niños Rojo (Red/Black) Hummel Stadil Super Poly Boot Jr, Botas de Nieve Unisex Niños Azul (Montana Grape) ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Adidas Barricade Club Xj, Zapatillas de Tenis Unisex Niños - , Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof V Inf 36492502, Deportivas - Timberland Zip Trail FTK_Zip Trail Fisherman - Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex bebé - , Clarks Crown Tate, Zapatos de Cordones Derby para Niños - , Wilson Kaos Comp Jr, Zapatillas de Tenis Unisex Niños Azul (Amparo Blue/Surf The Web/Fiery Coral) Lelli Kelly L17I7860 Zapatos Niño Gris Nero Giardini Zapatos de Cordones Para Niño , Feidaeu - Zapatos Hombre - , Zapatillas De Deporte De Moda Casual De Primavera Y Verano Para Hombre Zapatillas De Deporte De Primavera Y Verano blanco , Keen Whisper 5124-JGNG - Sandalias para mujer, color negro, talla 40,5 Morado , LUCKY CLOVER-A Sandalias De Tacón Alto Mujeres Tacón De Aguja Zapatos De La Corte Clásica Bomba Peep Toe Ladies... - Alpe 3723 Sandalias de Mujer - 38, Ante Verde - , Nike Wmns Air Huarache Run SD, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Beige (Mushroom/Light Bone/Sail/Gum Light Brown 200) Converse Chuck Taylor CTAS Hi Synthetic, Zapatillas Altas Unisex Adulto Gris (Ash Grey/Black/White 095) New Balance 1080v8, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Azul (Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black) Reebok Cl Spring, Zapatillas de Running para Niñas Rosa (Pink/White 000) , Nike W Air Pegasus 92/16 Print, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Negro (Negro (Black/Wolf Grey-white)) , Caprice 25352, Botas Chelsea Mujer - CrocsMarin ColorLite - Zapatillas de Ballet Mujer - , Superga 2750 COTU Classic, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Gris (Grey Sage M38) KHSKX-La Versión Coreana Es Puro Y Bien Con Martin Botas El Sharp Taladro De Agua Muestra El Gato Delgado Y Corto Botas Y La Cremallera Lateral Es La Moda Gamuza Botas Cortas Marea Treinta Y Seis Black black , ZHZNVX HSXZ Zapatos de Mujer Suede Primavera Otoño Botas Comfort Plano Redondeado Toe Botines/Botines de Casual Gris Amarillo Negro,Amarillo,US5.5/UE36/UK3.5/CN35 Yellow XIAOGANG H HCuatro temporadas mujeres (amarillas.) Negro color-pulido, acentuado, abrasivo, usar-resistiendo,... - NVXIE Mujeres Señoras Mid Low High Heel Strappy Diamante Party Prom Prom Sandalias Zapatos Tamaño, Purple, EUR... - , Asics Gel-Resolution 7, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Azul (Blue Print/Blue Print 400) El alto-talón con la punta de la audaz y versátil de tamaño de paquete, sandalias femeninas, blanco 42 Meterwhite GGX/ Zapatos de mujer-Tacón Stiletto-Tacones-Tacones-Exterior / Oficina y Trabajo / Casual-Sintético-Negro / Rosa / Rojo / Blanco / Plata / , black-us9.5-10 / eu41 / uk7.5-8 / cn42 , black-us9.5-10 / eu41 / uk7.5-8 / cn42 black-us9.5-10 / eu , CYGG mujer gatito tacón sandalias de diamantes de imitación versión coreana cuero genuino boca de pescado moda oro tacones altos sandalias, golden, 34 golden , Toms Classics 1001A07, Alpargatas Hombre Rojo (Red) ZPL Mujer Punta puntiaguda Strappy Plataforma Estilete Señoras Tacón alto Correa de tobillo Sandalias Zapatillas Fiesta Zapatos Tamaño 35-44, red, EUR 41/UK 8 red

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Botas

“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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