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

Asics Patriot 9 GS, Zapatillas de Running Unisex Niños Azul (Victoria Blue/Shocking Orange/Black 4530) , Asics Gel Fujitrabuco 3 GS Junior Zapatilla Para Correr Azul , Nike MD Runner 2 (PSV), Zapatillas para Niños Negro (Black/White-wolf Grey 001) , Asics Amplica GS, Zapatillas de Running Unisex Niños Rojo (Classic Red/Black/Silver 2390) , Adidas Fortarun X CF K, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Naranja (Cortiz / Ftwbla / Pertiz 000) Nike Tanjun GS, Zapatillas de Running para Niños Negro (Black/Black 001) Nike Air Vapormax (GS), Zapatillas de Running para Niños Blanco (White/White/Metallic Silver 101) Nike Flex Experience 4 (GS), Zapatillas de Running para Niños Gris / Verde / Blanco (Wolf Grey / Vltg Grn-lcd Grn-wht) Nike Air Vapormax (GS), Zapatillas de Running para Niños Negro (Black/Dark Grey/Metallic Silver 009) Adidas Fortagym CF K, Zapatillas de Deporte Interior Unisex Niños Negro Adidas Campus J, Zapatillas de Running Unisex Niños Multicolor (Traroyftwwhtftwwht) Nike Air Max Trax (GS) - Zapatillas para niño Blanco / Azul / Gris , Puma Smash V2 SD V PS, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Negro (Puma Black-puma Black-asphalt) Nike Air Vapormax (GS), Zapatillas de Running para Niños Negro (Black/Dark Grey/Metallic Silver 009) , Asics Gt-1000 6 PS, Zapatillas de Running Para Niños Azul (Smoke Blue/Indigo Blue/Begonia Pink 5649) , Nike MD Runner 2 (PSV), Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Niños Azul (Obsidian/Blue Nebula-white 410) adidas Terrex GTX K - Zapatillas Para Niño Azul / Negro / Lima Adidas Galaxy 3 K, Zapatillas de Running para Niños Morado (Puruni / Puruni / Rojray) , Adidas Fortarun X CF K, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Azul (Azutiz / Aerorr / Ftwbla 000) Ricosta Jungen Halbschuh Klett -M Blau 430858-5 candy , Asics Gel-Zaraca 5 PS, Zapatillas de Gimnasia Unisex Niños Azul Adidas N-5923 C, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Azul (Maruni / Ftwbla / Gritre 000) , Under Armour UA BPS Speed Swift - Zapatillas de Running Niños rojo/blanco/negro , Adidas V Jog K, Zapatillas Unisex Niños De Color Naranja-azul-grises , Adidas Galaxy 3 K, Zapatillas de Running para Niños Azul (Azul / Maruni / Ftwbla) Adidas Energy Cloud K, Zapatillas de Running para Niños Verde (Verhie / Verhie / Ftwbla) , New Balance KV990V4 Infant Running Shoe (Infant/Toddler) Grey/Grey Asics Gel-Noosa Tri 11 GS - Zapatillas de Deporte Niños antracita Adidas Altarun CF K, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Azul (Azul/Ftwbla/Reauni 000) ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Nike Cháncla Junior Kawa Azul Total Orange/Photo Blue/Gamma Blue/White , Shoo Pom Ducky Lo Cut - Botas Niños Multicolor (Tipi Pn04print Tttipi) Vans Old Skool, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Gris (Drizzle/Black Q7l) Adidas X_PLR C, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Azul (Azuosc / Azuosc / Ftwbla) Munich Massana, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Azul (255) Birkenstock - Taormina, Sandalia con Pulsera Niñas Blanco (Magic Galaxy White) , Puma Botas de seguridad Krypton Blue MID, Blue, 42 EU - ejendals 7295 – 39 tamaño 39 "7295 (Talla 37), color negro y marrón - Skechers para el trabajo 77032 Felton Resistente zapato de trabajo holgada - DingobyFluchos - Mocasines para hombre, marrón (marrón), 42 - , DeWALT - Botas de seguridad para hombre Negro (Negro) Zapatos de Seguridad Ultra-Ligeros - SAFETOE 7329 Zapatos Rojos Trabaja con Tus pies Bien protegidos para Hombres Negro DC Wes Kremer Tan/Brown Beige , YTTY Inglaterra Solo Zapatos Zapatos Zapatos de Tacón Bajo Zapatos de Moda Cómodo Transpirable Zapatos Casuales Color del Arma 40 - , Olici MDRW-Lady/Elegante/Trabajo/Ocio/Muelle Boca De Pescado Plataforma Impermeable Heel Finos Tacones De 12 Cm... - , Confetti Bailarina Azul Merrell Terran Lattice II, Sandalias con Punta Abierta Para Mujer Azul (Navy Navy) , UGG Australia Alyse, Sandalia con Pulsera para Mujer - , TGKHUS Sandalias Mujeres Suede Open Toe Ring Banding Altura 8cm Gris LGK&FA Zapatos De Tacón Alto con Hebilla De Cinturón Zapatos Pequeños Afilados Casuales Casuales. Treinta Y Ocho... - Adidas Arianna Cloudfoam, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer, Blanco (FTWR White/Easy Yellow/Easy Orange), 36 2/3 EU Blanco (Ftwr White/Easy Yellow /Easy Orange) Nike 833800-101, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer - , MZG Mujer Sandalias Paseo Mostrar estrella sandalias de terciopelo de fideos boca de los pescados de rocío-Toe... - Mammut Nova III Mid GTX, Botas de Senderismo para Mujer Marrón (Bark/White 000) Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 MID/Black, impermeable mediante Gore-Tex - Zapatos de Tacón bajo para Mujeres Zapatos de Tacón Cuadrado con Solapa Zapatillas Slip-on Primavera y Verano... - , Nike W Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer - , ElegantPark EP2006 Mujer Satín Punta Chiusa Bombas Rhinestones Plisado Apartamento Zapatos De Boda Rojo A la luz de la parte de las laderas con el agua a la luz de la sembradora con solo zapatos, negro de 6cm,39 black6CM , Anna Maria Milano - Topolino - scarpine neonato - taglia 16 - colore bianco e blu scuro -

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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