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

Skechers Gowalk 4-Exceed, Zapatillas Mujer Negro (Bbk) , Skechers Microburst-One Up, Zapatillas para Mujer Negro/Blanco Skechers Go Walk 4-Reward, Entrenadores para Mujer Azul (Navy/Grey) , Reebok Work N Cushion 3.0 KC, Zapatillas de Running Para Mujer Blanco (White/Steel 0) Toms Classics 1001A07, Alpargatas Hombre Imperial Blue Dot Chung Shi Duxfree Savannah - Zapatos para caminar de material sintético mujer Gris - Grau (Grau/Pink) GRRONG Los Zapatos De Cuero De Las Mujeres En Punta Bien En Los Zapatos De Cuero Con Puntera De La Boca Baja Guncolor Zapatos De Mujer Tacones Stiletto Talón De Seda / Peep Toe Flats / Fiesta Boda &Amp; Por La Noche / Vestido Negro / Azul / Amarillo / Rosa 4A-4 De Oro De 3/4 Pulg. Golden Skechers Go Air, Zapatillas para Mujer Azul (Nvbl) Reebok Work N Cushion 3.0, Zapatillas de Marcha Nórdica para Mujer Negro (Black 0) , Skechers Empire-Inside Look, Zapatillas para Mujer Gray Skechers Go Step Lite, Entrenadores para Mujer Gris (Charcoal) Skechers On-The-Go 600-Nitto, Sandalias de Plataforma para Mujer Gris (Grey) , Toms Classics 1001A07, Alpargatas Hombre Leaf Green Slub , Skechers Go Walk 4-Satisfy, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Mujer Púrpura , ULTRA RAPTOR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUNNING 16V EMERALD MINT Emerald/Mint , TFO Al Aire Libre Womens – Zapatos de Senderismo Transpirable y Resistente Low Rise Senderismo y Zapatos de Senderismo Azul Zafiro Skechers Unity-Go Big, Entrenadores Para Mujer Negro , Toms Classics 1001A07, Alpargatas Hombre Raya (Rust Multi Stripe Woven) , Skechers Twinkle Toes by Skechersgo Golf Eagle Lead - Go Golf Eagle Lead Para Mujer Carbón de Le?a, Azul , Reebok Work N Cushion 3.0 KC, Zapatillas de Running Para Mujer Negro (Black/Black 0) , Skechers Go Step Lite, Entrenadores para Mujer Gris (Charcoal) , Skechers Gowalk 4-Exceed, Zapatillas Mujer Negro (Bbk) , Skechers Go Step Lite-Redefine, Entrenadores para Mujer Negro (Black/White) Skechers Microburst-One Up, Zapatillas para Mujer Negro Toms Classics 1001A07, Alpargatas Hombre Gris (Steel/Grey) , Reebok Work N Cushion 3.0, Zapatillas de Marcha Nórdica para Mujer Negro (Black 0) Skechers Go Walk 2, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Beige (Stn) Skechers Performance - Zapatos de golf para mujer Black/White Tropic ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Babolat Tenis Propulse 5 Clay Red 42m Rojo Asatex 8520 38, "Eibe – Botas de seguridad S3, tamaño 5, Negro/Gris - , Amblers Para Hombre FS32 Impermeable Acolchado Botas de Seguridad, Color Negro, Talla 47 EU (13 UK) - Carlos REULA Hombre Mocasin Piel - Cubrebota Tyvek, Modelo POBA, Blanco (Paquete de 200) - , Wilson Rush Pro 2.5 Clay, Zapatillas de Tenis para Hombre Azul (Mazarine Blue / White / Neon Red 000) La siesta Miramar, Alpargatas Para Hombre Naranja (Orange 18) Caterpillar Hombres Holton St Botas De Seguridad Dark MIEL LXXAMens Verano Playa Sandalias Zapatos Al Aire Libre Velcro Zapatos Deportivos,Green-40EU Green Gulliver 9Q1516 - Bailarinas Básicas en Charol para Niña, Color Gris. - , KPHY-Zapatos De Tacon Medio Gato Tacones Tacones Altos Cabezas Puntiagudas Delgada Tacones 6Cm Perlas Taladro... - ggx/forro polar zapatos verano tacones de tacón para mujer Casual Stiletto talón otros negro/rojo black-us8.5 / eu39 / uk6.5 / cn40 World of Clogs.com Toffeln Ultralite 0600 Enfermeras Zuecos - Blanco - , LvYuan-ggx Mujer Bailarinas PU Primavera Otoño Tacón Robusto Blanco Negro Rojo 2 5 - 4 5 cms , white , us5.5 /... - Zapatos de Mujer Zapatos Individuales 2018 Primavera Otoño Nuevo Sexy Stiletto con Lentejuelas de Tacón Alto Código... - PENGFEI Zapatillas Verano Hembra Cuña Fondo Grueso Playa Casual Estilo De La Universidad, 2 Colores (Color : Pink, Tamaño : EU39/UK6/US7.5/245) Pink , LGK&FA Zapatillas Con Fondo Grueso Fondo Plano Plataforma Impermeable Zapatos De Damas. 36 Gris gray , Teva Verra - Sandalias de Vestir de Material sintético para Mujer Morado (Modern Stripes Purple Mspp) , Lutalica Sandalias de Moda Para Mujer - , LXZ Sandalias de Las Señoras del Verano Sandalias Gruesas Zapatos Cómodos de la Playa, 39 - , LBDX La Primavera y el Otoño de La Versión Coreana Señaló Los Tacones Altos Delgados Talones Zapatos de Las Mujeres... - , Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX W, Calzado de Trail Running para Mujer Azul (Poseidon Virtual/Pink/Sunny Lime) , GUESS Scarpe Sneaker Marley Donna FLRLY2 SUE12 Nude Primavera Estate 2018 - , Cingant Woman - Zapatilla Alta de Sintético Mujer - Finn Comfort - Zapatos de cordones de cuero para mujer gris gris - New Balance M420, Zapatillas de Deporte para Hombre Azul Laser Zapatos Planos Ocasionales de Las Mujeres Zapatos Simples de la Magdalena de la Comodidad Negro/Blanco Talla 34-39 - , AJUNR Moda/elegante/Transpirable/Sandalias Zapatos de mujer sugerencia luz expuesto pink 8cm de alto-Heel Shoes 36 - Elegant high shoes Zapatos de Boda Para Mujer ML17061-31 Damas Mid Low Party Prom Sandalias Zapatos/Zapatos de... - Birkenstock Dorian - Zuecos de birko flor para mujer Blanco - blanco

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Nordic Walking

“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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