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

Nike MD Runner 2 (PSV), Zapatillas para Niños Negro (Black/White-wolf Grey 001) Nike MD Runner 2 (PSV), Zapatillas para Niños Negro (Black/White-wolf Grey 001) Nike Tanjun GS, Zapatillas de Running para Niños Gris (Vast Grey/Navy/White 015) , Asics - Gel-Cumulus 17 GS, Zapatillas de Running Niños Jaune Adidas M17022 - Zapatillas de Running de Material sintético infantil Multicolor (Cblack/Ftwwht/Ftwwht) Nike Downshifter 7 GS, Zapatillas de Gimnasia para Niñas Negro (Black/Volt/White) Asics Gt-1000 6 PS, Zapatillas de Running Unisex Niños Azul (Victoria Blue/Tai-chi Yellow/Dark Blue 4504) Nike Downshifter 6 (GS/PS) - Zapatillas para Niño y Niña - , Adidas X_PLR J, Zapatillas de Gimnasia Unisex Niños Gris (Gridos / Tinorc / Ftwbla 000) , Nike Air MAX Fury (GS), Zapatillas de Running para Niños Multicolor (Black/Multi-color-da 001) , Asics Gel-Contend 4 GS, Zapatillas de Running Unisex Niños Azul (Dark Blue/White/Green Gecko 4901) Nike Free RN 2017 (GS), Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Niños Multicolor (Black/Anthracite/Dark Grey/Cool Grey) Asics Gel-Galaxy 8 GS - Zapatos de Entrenamiento de Carrera EN Asfalto Unisex Niños Multicolore (Black/Silver/Iris) New Balance KX624 Lace-Up Training Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid) Black Nike Revolution 3 (GS) - Zapatillas para Niño Gris (Dark Grey / White / Black / Pure Platinum) , Nike Zoom Pegasus 34 (GS), Zapatillas de Running para Niños Azul (Blue Jay/Lt Armory Blue-obsidian-solar Red) , adidas Harden Vol. 1 J - Zapatillas deportivas para Niño, Negro - (NEGBAS/ESCARL/FTWBLA) 35.5 - Reebok Club C, Zapatillas de Running Unisex Niños Negro (Black / Charcoal / Int) Puma Smash V2 SD V PS, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Azul (Peacoat-puma White 2) , Puma Smash V2 SD V PS, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Black/Blue , Adidas Fortarun X CF K, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Azul (Azutiz / Aerorr / Ftwbla 000) , Puma Smash V2 SD V PS, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Rosa (Paradise Pink-pearl) , Nike Downshifter 7 GS, Zapatillas de Gimnasia para Niñas Negro (Black/Volt/White) Asics Gel-Zaraca 5 PS, Zapatillas de Gimnasia Unisex Niños Verde (Cockatoo/Silver/White) Asics Gel-Cumulus 19 GS, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento Unisex Niños Azul (Indigo Blue/Black/Rose Shocking Ora 4990) Adidas Altarun CF K, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Azul (Azul/Ftwbla/Reauni 000) Adidas Fortarun X CF K, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Morado (Purtra / Azutra / Cortiz 000) , Nike 869969 400, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Blanco (White) , Mizuno Wave Rider 21 Jnr, Zapatillas de Running Unisex Niños Azul (Surfthewebblacklimepunch)

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Nike Tiempo Legend Vi FG, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Varios Colores (White / Black / Electro Green) Wilson Vertex Navy, Zapatillas de Tenis Unisex Adulto Vertbaudet Zapatillas de Deporte de Otra Piel Niños marrón , Start Rite Tough Bug, Zapatillas para Niños Rojo (Red _1) , mysChuck Taylor - Zapatillas altas Unisex Niños , Däumling Macky - ROM D-Craft - Sandalias Niños Gris - Grau (Turino Smoked Pearl82) , MSFS Cuero de hombres playa Zapatilla Clásico Punta abierta Tejido Sandalias Tamaño 38 a 45, EU40 - , Panter 123371700 - FORAL F1PA+T NEGRO Talla: 48 - Giasco k7068dc43 Luton O3 alta zapatos, tamaño 43, negro - Wilson Rush EVO Wrs32, Zapatillas de Tenis para Hombre Blanco (White / Pearl Blue / Navy Wil) , Femaroly - Occidental de Cuero Hombre Gris Claro njx/Hug de la mujer zapatos de cuero grueso talón dedo del pie cuadrado oxfords oficina y carrera/casual negro... - , ggx/verano/otoño sintética zapatos de tacón para mujeres/punta redonda talones oficina y carrera/casual Chunky talón hebilla negro/marrón/beige black-us9 / eu40 / uk7 / cn41 VansYt Chapman Stripe - Zapatillas para Chico Negro (Black/Whitesuede/Canvas) , Skechers Reggae del dedo del pie del anillo de la sandalia Verde Azulado , Skechers Reggae-Zig Swag, Chanclas para Mujer Azul (Navy) , Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX W, Calzado de Trail Running para Mujer Rojo (Tibetan Red/Sangria/Black) , Salewa WS Mtn Trainer Mid GTX, Botas de Senderismo para Mujer Azul (Marlin / Alloy 2430) Fly London Bibs118fly, Botas para Mujer - , Desigual Shoes_Cosmic Exotic Lettering, Zapatillas para Mujer - , SATORISAN 162019 Alfama Gris Botines Las Mujeres, Zapatos de Cuero rasgan - , SHINIK Sandalias de la correa de la venda de la pajarita de las mujeres Sandalias de moda del arco Baotou del tacón bajo Beige/Negro/Rojo Tamaño 35-39 (Color : Rojo, tamaño : 35) Rojo , Converse CTAS Big Eyelets, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Blanco (White/Insignia Blue/Garnet 102) , MELLUSO - Sandalias de Vestir de Piel para Mujer - New Balance - Zapatillas de running para mujer blanco blanco 41.5 - , Mujer Bomba Sencillo 16cm De Alto TalóN Impermeable Plataforma Peep Toe Cristal Charol Sandalias CóNico TalóN... - Coolway BANAK - Botas para Mujer - Hogan Mujer GYW3280J710C7H0ZP0 Blanco Cuero Botines , Kolnoo - Cerrado Mujer azul marino , Mei&S La Mujer Tacones Bloque Boca Superficial Zapatos con Plataforma Black ,

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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