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

Skechers Air Advantage-Sonic Blast, Entrenadores para Niños Negro (Black/Grey) Converse All Star Customized Unisex - Zapatos Personalizados (Producto Artesano) Hippie Paisley , Primigi Pfp 7128, Sandalias Punta Cerrada para Niños Azul (Blu Sc/Navy) , Lyle & Scott Eday Leather, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Hombre - , 5.11 Halcyon Patrol Boot Black 9.5r - , Oxford Calzado De Hombre Inglaterra Tallado Zapatos De Boda para Hombres Zapatos del Novio Zapatos De Oxford Negocios... - Adidas ZX Flux Em - Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Schwarz Melvin&Hamilton Trevor 5, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Hombre - Derby Peter Blade Cuero Marino RISTI - , Red Tape Langdale Hombre Botas Marrón - Reebok Royal Complete 2Ls, Zapatillas de Tenis para Hombre, Azul (CC/Collegiate Navy/Acid Blue/Stucco/Whit 000... - Shenduo Zapatos Hombre Primavera Verano - Mocasines de Cuero Suave con Suela Goma Calzado Cómodos para Hombre D3328 Marrón , Kickers Lach T-Bar, Mary Janes para Niñas - , ggx/de zapatos de mujer stiletto talón/señaló Toe tacones fiesta y tarde/vestido negro/marrón/rojo/almendra almond-us7.5 / eu38 / uk5.5 / cn38 , La Sportiva Mutant - Zapatillas Para Correr - Amarillo/Gris Talla 38 2017 - , Carvela Samuel, Botas para Mujer - PDX/zapatos de la mujer Soporte de talón punta Toe/cerrado Toe Flats oficina y carrera/vestido/casual negro/verde... - , Skechers D Lites-Biggest Fan, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Negro (Negro/Blanco) NJX/ Zapatos de mujer - Tacón Bajo - Punta Redonda / Punta Cerrada / Tira en el Tobillo - Oxfords - Oficina y Trabajo / Vestido / Casual - , black-us5.5 / eu36 / uk3.5 / cn35 , black-us5.5 / eu36 / uk3.5 / cn35 black-us5.5 / eu36 / uk3.5 / cn35 Sandalias y Chanclas para Mujer, Color Amarillo, Marca Gianmarco SORELLI, Modelo Sandalias Y Chanclas para Mujer... - , Church s A74030 9FG F0ABR - Sandalias de Vestir para Mujer - Rieker 46315-33 - Sandalias Mujer - , Papillio Womens by Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor Sandals - Clarks Agean Cool, Sandalias con Cuña para Mujer - , Talones del Talón del Gatito De Las Mujeres Barely There Sandalias del Estilete del Dedo del Pie Acentuado De... - Geox D Kattilou E, Mocasines para Mujer Negro (Black/Sand) PREMIATA Mujer MATTEWD3046 Negro Tela Zapatillas , DR.SCHOLL Mujer Sandalias - Botas De Mujer Para Adultos Martin Zapatos De Mujer En El Tubo Botas Zapatos Impermeables Cortos Zapatos Resistentes Al Deslizamiento Del Tubo,Gray,39 Gray , Heart&M Mujer Botas Confort Innovador Botas hasta el Tobillo Primavera Invierno Semicuero Casual Fiesta y Noche Cremallera Tacón Robusto Negro , yellow , us6.5-7 eu37 uk4.5-5 cn37 yellow

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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