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

Nauticos de Piel con Cordones Marino - Benavente Varios Colores , Insun - Náuticos de Piel para hombre negro Sebago ENDEAVOR - Náuticos de cuero hombre Marrón (Braun (Brown)) , Antony Morato Náutico Marino MX0226 - Native Mujeres Calzado/Boots Johnny TrekLite Marrón , Skechers Status- Melec - Zapatillas de Deporte para Hombre Azul (Nvy) Salabobo - zapatilla baja hombre negro Romika Laser 20002 70 000 - Zapatillas de lona estilo mocasín unisex Beige (Beige/Natur) Armani Jeans - Sandalias hombre Insun - Náuticos de Piel para hombre Vino , Nauticos de Piel Clásicos Negro - Benavente Negro , HYLM Hombre Zapatos De Negocios Zapatos De Negocios De Cuero Casual Zapatos De Boda De Banquete , white , 39 white Zerimar Náuticos de Piel para Hombre | Náuticos Hombre Verano | Zapatos Náuticos Hombre | Mocasines Hombre Rojo , Insun - Náuticos de Piel para hombre granate (Wine) Sebago Docksides Nbk, Náuticos para Hombre Marrón Oscuro , Sebago Clovehitch Il, Náuticos para Hombre Marrón Canela Spieth & Wensky - Botas Hombre marrón Bunker Botines Bob 8 Braun (Smoky) Rohde Fabriano, Náuticos para Hombre Marrón (Noix) Callaghan Sea-Walker, Náuticos para Hombre Marrón (Seahorse 1) TOM Tailor 4881509, Náuticos para Hombre Grau (Lava) , PARK AUTHORITY - H1KE Territory Superior black Negro , Aldo Daleni, Náuticos para Hombre Negro (Jet Black 2) CFP - Botas mocasines hombre negro , Insun - Náuticos de Piel para hombre Azul , Lambretta Mens Franky Brogue King Lace Up Brogue Oxford Smart Shoes Black Red Wing Shoes - Botas Chukka Hombre Marrón Oscuro Naúticos marrones Marrón , Casual - 101 CA - Zapato Caballero Piel Cuero

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Kangaroos Kanga S, Zapatillas Unisex Niños - Mammut First Low GTX Kids, Zapatillas de Senderismo Unisex Niños Gris (Graphite / Cloud 000) Reebok Work ib1031 S1P 46 Excel luz aluminio para dedo del pie Athletic Pr zapato de trabajo, 46, negro/gris - , Dr. Martens - Botas para hombre - Mocasines de Conducción de los Hombres de Color Sólido Penny Boat Shoes Suela de Goma Casual Mocasines (Color... - Zapatos Cómodos de Cuero Ocasionales de los Hombres del Dedo del pie Sandalias Zapatos de Senderismo Zapatos de... - , Abeba - Calzado de Protección para Hombre Multicolor Blanco y Azul 36 - , Ted Baker Sandalias Caballero Cuero Knowlun - , Goodyear Gyshu3054 - Calzado de Protección Unisex Adulto Negro Mocasines para Hombre, Color marrón, Marca Callaghan, Modelo Mocasines para Hombre Callaghan 14504C Marrón Marrón KHSKX-El Otoño Y El Invierno Botas Casual Impermeable Pendiente Con Botas Para La Nieve 7Cm Botas Cremallera Lateral... - , HJHY® Sexy Sandalias de Tacón Alto de Cuero Genuino de la Versión Coreana Zapatos de Mujer de Verano Simple Fashion Square Head Sandalias con Punta Abierta Marrón KHSKX-La Caída De Los Zapatos Del Diseñador Invisible Ascensor Shoes Zapatos De Plataforma Zapatos De Moda Transpirable... - , BFMEI Sandalias Sra. De Tacón Alto Sandalias De Punta De Moda Zapatillas (40-48) Blanco adidas FLB_Runner W Icepurple White Icepurple - Saucony Zapatillas Breakthru 3 Berry/Coral Woman Talla 42 CORAL shangyi Zapatos – Bailarinas Mujer – LÄSSIG – Piel sintética – Plano tacón – Cerrados Zehe – Negro/Rosa/Rojo, color negro - negro, tamaño us6 / eu36 / uk4 / cn36 negro - negro , Asics Noosa FF, Zapatillas de Running Multicolor (Diva Pink/Paradise Green/Melon) Dude Shoes Women s Ava Sea Blue Slip On / Mule - , Calvin Klein Zapatillas altas Mujer - , New Balance Wl373v1, Zapatillas para Mujer Negro (Schwarz) , Salomon L37073100, Botas de Senderismo para Hombre - 2 Star Zapatillas de Deporte de los Zapatos Bajos de Las Mujeres con la Plataforma 2 DE 1895 Blanco/Plata - , Maritan 160871 Zapatos Casual Mujeres - , LEMIGO Botas Para Niño, Color Azul, Talla 30 Kornblume/Grau , Gabor Shoes Gabor Casual, Sandalia con Pulsera para Mujer Rojo (Dark-red) ARIAT CONCORD Chaps, chocolate, ST (Höhe: 49.5 cm - Wade: 37 cm) Chocolate GGX/ Zapatos de mujer-Tacón Stiletto-Tacones-Tacones-Exterior / Oficina y Trabajo / Casual-Sintético-Negro / Rosa / Rojo / Blanco / Plata / , silver-us9 / eu40 / uk7 / cn41 , silver-us9 / eu40 / uk7 / cn41 silver-us9 / eu40 / uk7 / cn41 Aster Noemia, Sandalias para Bebés Blanco (Blanc 3) , PRIMIGI Trick 1 - Zapatos Bebé-Niñas Argento/Grig.sc

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Náuticos

“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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