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

Geox B Rishon B, Zapatillas para Bebés Rosa (Old Rose) Geox B Each E, Zapatillas para Bebés Azul (Avio) Biomecanics 161147, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Bebés Marrón (161147/C/Amz Cuero (Kaiser)) , Crocs Classic Graphic Clog Kids, Zuecos Unisex Niños Multicolor (Multi Stars) , Geox B Djrock B, Zapatillas para Bebés Azul (Navy/Bordeaux C4335) , Geox B Todo Girl A - Zapatillas de Running de Material sintético Bebé-Niños Azul (Navy) , Geox B Waviness B, Zapatillas para Bebés Rojo (Dk Burgundy C7357) , Bobux - Zapatos primeros pasos de Piel para niño gris gris Biomecanics 152144 - Asandaliado para bebés niños Perla (Napa Bombeada) Noël Access Mini Mado, Sandalias para Bebés Azul (Royal 008) Geox B New Flick a, Zapatillas para Bebés Azul (Navy C4002) , Geox B Kaytan B, Zapatillas para Bebés Beige (Biscuit) , Little Mary Vocalise, Bailarinas para Bebés Rouge (*Wild Bordeaux) Superfit Universe, Zapatillas para Bebés Azul (Blau/Grün 80) Superfit Mel, Zapatillas para Bebés Azul (Blau/Grün 81 81) Geox B Sandal Agasim a, Sandalias de Punta Descubierta para Bebés Beige Geox B Kaytan H, Botines de Senderismo para Bebés Gris (Grey/Navyc0665) NOTTON 50 KAKI kaki , Geox B New Gulp B ABX C, Botas Clasicas para Bebés Azul (Navy/Lime) , Primigi 1404400 subió Primeros inconvenientes Pasan Los Zapatos de Niña iglitter Rosa , Kickers Plazabi, Sandalias para Bebés Marrón (Camel Bleu 116) , Ecco First, Zapatillas para Bebés Azul (Aronaalusilver) Crocs Classicclogk, Zuecos Unisex Niños Azul (Blue Jean 4gx) Superfit Freddy, Sandalias para Bebés Grau (Stone Kombi) , Ecco First, Botas Clasicas para Bebés Azul (Marine) , Little Mary Vocalise, Bailarinas para Bebés Plateado (Damier Souris) Geox Zapatos Primeros Pasos Para Niño Navy Geox B Djrock E, Zapatillas para Bebés Plateado (Silver) , Naturino Falcotto Stellar Zapatillas Bajas Chica plateado ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Converse CTAS Hi Bright Violet/Natural/White, Zapatillas Altas Unisex Niños - , Converse As Hi Can Optic. Wht, Zapatillas unisex Blanco (Optical White) MELANIA ME2065D7E.C Inglesito Boy Azul Pablosky 584896, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Marrón , Zapatos De Cuero Oxford Para Hombres Zapatos Oxford Con Cordones Zapatos De Vestir Zapatos Profesionales,A,43 - , Elite Zapatos de Cordones de Ante Para Hombre Marrón - Babolat JET MACH II CLAY AZUL NEGRO 30S18631 4033 - , Merrell Freewheel Lace, Zapatillas para Hombre - , MSM4 Moda Elegante Unisex Zapatillas Sandalias De Cuero Superior Suave Y Cómodo Transpirable Jardín De La Casa... - , Shenduo Hombre Zapatos Casuales - Mocasines de Cuero Suave sin Cordones Cómodos para Hombre D7152 - B-Click Footwear - Calzado de protección para hombre Negro negro - Ambler - Botas para hombre negro negro 4 UK, color negro, talla 44 - , Nike Jordan Flight Runner 2, Zapatillas de Running para Hombre Negro / Azul (Black / Blue Lagoon-brght Cncrd) , Dude Shoes Farty Post Deporte de Hombres Perforada Lona Castaño Marrón , Portwest FW34 - Lusum instructor sobre seguridad 46/11, color Negro, talla 46 Negro Cofra 76430 – 000.w44 zapatos, industria alimentaria,Ulisse, tamaño 9,5, color blanco - ggx/verano sintética zapatos de tacón para mujer tacones Casual Stiletto talón otros plata/oro - , PENGFEI Sandalias Verano De Las Mujeres Fondo Plano Fondo Suave Antideslizante Mamá Personas De Mediana Edad Y Mayores 4 Colores (Color : Negro, Tamaño : EU43/UK8/US9.5/265) Rojo Timberland Ek Casco Bay Navy Su Blue - 0 Mujer Azul (Blau (Blue)) Adidas ZX Flux K, Zapatillas Bajas para Niños - , Pedro Miralles_ Sandalia Tacón Oasis Negro Mujer - Nike W Flex Trainer 8, Zapatillas Deportivas para Interior para Mujer Negro (Black/Anthracite/White 001) , ZQ Zapatos de mujer-Tac¨®n Stiletto-Punta Abierta-Sandalias-Vestido / Fiesta y Noche-PU-Camello , camel-us8.5... - , TGKHUS Sandalias Abiertas con Punta Hueca Gruesa con Tacones Altos Damas - , Birkenstock Ramses Birko-Flor - Sandalias de dedo unisex - , Vans U Era 59 - Zapatillas Mujer Azul (Bleu) , Paco Gil P2860 - Bailarinas Mujer - Smeet Mujer MCGLCAK04099I Burdeos Tela Zapatillas - , NINGUTA invierno ante tobillo botas mujer zapatos de mujer Gris , LLP Chanclas de Flores Para Mujer Pendiente de Tacón Alto con Fondo Grueso Sandalias de Playa Al Aire Libre Red

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Primeros pasos

“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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