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

Superfit Moppy, Zapatillas para Bebés Gris (Grau/Rosa 20 20) , Ecco Snowride, Botas Clasicas para Bebés Marrón (Amber) Little Mary Floriane, Sandalias para Bebés Gris (Granit Blanc) Geox B Rishon B, Zapatillas para Bebés Beige (Beige/Gold) Geox B Glimmer D, Botas Clasicas Para Bebés Braun (Biscuitc5046) Falcotto 4177, Zapatos de Bebé para Bebés Gris (Stone 9105) Little Mary Floriane, Sandalias para Bebés Rosa (Laque Rose) , Geox B Waviness B, Zapatillas para Bebés Rosa (Fluo Fuchsia) Kickers Billy - Zapatos de Primeros Pasos Bebé-Niños Gris (Gris Claire 121) babybotte Patt, Zapatillas para Bebés Gris (Gris 092) , Geox B Kilwi C, Zapatillas para Bebés Rosa (Lt Pink) Geox B Rishon B, Zapatillas para Bebés Azul (Navy) , Lepi 5851leq - Zapatos de Primeros Pasos Bebé-Niños Gris (Grigio 5851 C.85 Grigio) , Falcotto 4177, Zapatillas para Bebés Beige (Tortora 9103) Superfit Starlight, Zapatillas para Bebés Marrón (Lila 90 90) , Superfit Moppy - Botas de Senderismo Bebé-Niños Blau (Water Kombi) , Geox B New Balu Girl C, Zapatillas para Bebés (Smoke Grey C9006) , Kickers Boustar - Standing Bebé-Niñas Morado (Violet Rose 14) , Garvalín 161324, Zapatos de Primeros Pasos para Bebés Beige , Geox B Kilwi I, Zapatillas para Bebés Azul (Navy) Geox B Flick Boy C, Botines de Senderismo para Bebés Azul (Royalc4011) , Däumling Benny - Zapatos primeros pasos de cuero para niña Violeta - Violett (Turino Glicine25) , Däumling Benny - Zapatos primeros pasos de cuero para niña Violeta - Violett (Turino Glicine25) Falcotto 163 VL, Sandalias para Bebés amarillo Falcotto 1195 VL, Zapatillas para Bebés Plateado (Argento 9131) babybotte Pongo, Zapatillas para Bebés Marrón (Camel 065) , Geox B Waviness B, Zapatillas para Bebés Azul (Navy/Lime) , Geox B Sandal Agasim C, Sandalias de Punta Descubierta para Bebés Azul (Navy/Grey) Geox B New Flick B, Zapatillas para Bebés Azul (Navy)

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Asics Pre Galaxy 9 PS, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento Unisex Bebé Azul (Blue Purple/White/Air Y Blue) , Start Rite Flexy Soft Turin, Zapatillas para Niños - , Dockers by Gerli - Zapatillas de Material Sintético para niño azul azul - , London Brogues - Mocasines de Otra Piel Hombre - adidas Originals NMD_R2 PK W, Collegiate Navy/Collegiate Navy/FTWR White - , Alexandra Blackrock stc-fw523bk-3 compuesto para, Plain, piel, tamaño: 3, Negro - Seba 622 FCE Zapato baja, Negro S3, talla 37 - , KG by Kurt Geiger Arliz - Safaris Hombre - , Puma Enzo Mesh, Zapatillas de Deporte para Exterior para Hombre - Derby De Cuero para Hombre Formal Transpirable Zapatos De Uniforme Retro Trabajo De Negocios Ocio Zapatos Clásicos... - TOMS Classic, Alpargata para Hombre Azul (Majolica Blue Heritage Canvas 430) , Imac 100440 Mocasín Hombre Azul , Geox J Kilwi F, Bailarinas para Niñas Beige , Slipper CAICOLOR Sandalias de Playa Planas Bohemia con Punta Abierta y Tacón bajo de Seda (Color : Negro, Tamaño : EU35/UK3/CN34) Negro Lotto Los Angeles IV 2D W, Zapatillas de Mujer - Running - Sorel Torino, Botas de Nieve para Mujer - , Havaianas Top Mix, Chanclas Unisex Adulto Multicolor (White/Purple 2650) , GAOLIM Zapatos De Tacón Alto-Punta Chica Irregular Con Ranuras Para Su Correa Cruzada Sandalias Hueco Solo Primavera... - Skechers Go Walk 3, Zapatillas para Mujer Negro (Bkw) , Skechers Go Walk 4-Attuned, Zapatillas sin Cordones para Mujer Negro , Converse All Star Zapatos Personalizados (Producto Handmade) (Producto Handmade) Film Cult Size 44 EU - , Reebok R Crossfit Nano 8.0, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Gris (Shark/Tin Grey/Ash Grey/Dark Silver Shark/Tin Grey/Ash Grey/Dark Silver) Brooks - Zapatillas de Running Mujer Púrpura , Lh$yu Sandalias de Mujer SeñOras De TacóN Alto Sandalias Sordo Flores Borla Correas Plataforma A Prueba De Agua... - , Adidas Originals Stan Smith, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Adulto Blanco (Running White Ftw/Running White Ftw/Collegiate Red) Under Armour W s UA Horizon Stc, Zapatos de Low Rise Senderismo para Mujer Azul (Black Currant) Benavente Sandalia Tacón Medio Yokono Malibú 015 Nuez - Yokono - , Nike Air Twilight MID Mujer grau - violett - blau Talla:36.5 EU - , DIDIDD Correas Cruzadas de Cristal de la Moda Occidental de Verano Mujeres Tacones Altos de Gran Tamaño de Las Mujeres,UN,37 UN , Raider Chanclas Rider Infinity Thong, Zapatos de Playa y Piscina Unisex Adulto Multicolor (Azul R82208/23427)

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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