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

adidas Equipment Racing 91 W Calzado black/turbo - Asics Gel-Lyte V G-TX Calzado king fischer/black - , Asics Gel-Lyte V G-TX Calzado red/black - , New Balance MRL420 Calzado grau - Zapatillas de running Nike Flyknit en movimiento para mujer, Wolf Gray / Team Red / Mica Green / Cool Grey - 6 B (M) US - , Onfly Zapatillas Tacones Zapatos de la Corte Sandalias Secretaria Sencillo Cuero Respirable Hueco Tacones medianos... - , RTRY Zapatos De Mujer Pu Novedad Moda Otoño Invierno Confort Botas Botas Stiletto Talón Peep Toe Muslo-Alta Botas... - , GGX/ Zapatos de mujer-Tacón Robusto-Tacones-Tacones-Oficina y Trabajo / Vestido / Casual-Semicuero-Negro / Rojo... - JIANXIN Sandalias Y Zapatillas Peludas Ropa De Verano Femenina Moda Zapatillas De Suela Gruesa De Pluma De Avestruz... - , ZQ@QXEl otoño y el invierno de cabeza redonda Taiwán impermeable grueso con zapatos de tacón de moda hebilla de... - , SIKA Fusion Zapatillas blanco O2 + SRC - , Keen Whisper 5124-JGNG - Sandalias para mujer, color negro, talla 40,5 - , RTRY Zapatos De Mujer Cuero De Nubuck Polipiel Otoño Invierno Moda Slouch Botas Botas Botas Chunky Talón Puntera... - ENVAL SOFT zapatos de mujer bailarina 89411/00 cuña - , ZHZNVX HSXZ Zapatos de Mujer Invierno PU Botas Botas de Nieve Plano Redondeado Toe para Marrón Casual Gris Negro... - , PDX/zapatos de las mujeres talón plano señaló Toe Flats Casual azul/amarillo/rojo - Philippe Model Classic Low Sneaker Donna Bianca Pelle Suede CLLD 1001 - , LFEU - Zapatillas altas Mujer - LvYuan-ggx Mujer Tacones Zapatos formales Confort PU Otoño Casual Paseo Zapatos formales Confort Tacón Bajo Beige... - TYAW-La Mujer Boca Superficial Zapatos Tacones Bordados de Felpa Señaló - NGRDX&G Calzado Deportivo Para Mujeres Zapatillas De Deporte Casual Zapatos De Estudiante, Blanco Negro, 37 - , los zapatos del elevador Ms Spring escogen los zapatos de las mujeres mollete de fondo grueso zapatos planos zapatos... - Hotter Tamara - Botas Mujer - Janitorial Express fa23385 a-10 Dickies Storm Super seguridad Hiker, tamaño 10, gris/negro - ZFNYY Hebilla Redonda del Metal Alrededor de los Zapatos de Las Mujeres Planas Boca Baja Dos Paso del Desgaste... - ZHZNVX HSXZ Zapatos de Mujer Otoño Invierno Gamuza PU Confort Botas Botas de Moda bajo el Talón Square Toe Botines... - JRenok Zapatillas de Deporte de Material Sintético Mujer - , Brooks Ghost 9 GTX, Zapatos para Correr para Mujer - , Nike 861708-002, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer - ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Callaway Chev Junior Zapatillas de Cross, Niño, Blanco (White/Blue/Black), 39 EU - Ricosta Gery - Sandalias de vestir de material sintético para niño Blau (Nautic/Neon Green) , Goodyear G1388602C - Bota en piel nobuk, color negro - JACK PYKE ashcombe con Cremallera Botas de Agua - Verde, 8 UK - , Goodyear G1388601C - Calzado en piel nobuk, color gris - , ZPFDY Hombre Seasons Business Casual Fashion Lace Gentleman Zapatos De Cuero De Mediana Edad - , Zapatos De Hombre Negocios Trajes Zapatos Poca Ayuda Encaje Zapatos Solos - , Warrior Workwear 0118MMS48/4 Zapatillas deportivas de seguridad de malla de poliuretano de peso ligero, talla... - , Zapatos De Hombre De Negocios Ocasionales Frijoles Perezosos Zapatos De Malla Transpirable Oxford Zapatos Puntiagudos... - , Skechers Elite Flex, Zapatillas sin Cordones para Hombre - , Sandalias de Cuero de los Hombres Cómodo Usar Durable y Antideslizante Verano Que vadea los Zapatos, 44 - Crime London 11216KS1.30 Zapatillas De Deporte Bajas Hombre - Zapatos de Cordones para Hombre, Color marrón, Marca STONEFLY, Modelo Zapatos De Cordones para Hombre STONEFLY... - Harley Davidson Men Jutland black , Crocs Crocband Flip, Chanclas Unisex Adulto Azul (Ocean/Electric Blue) Nike Free 5.0 (GS), Zapatillas de Running Para Niñas - , SFSYDDY-Piel Esmerilado Caminando Sandalias Hebillas 11Cm Super High Heels Impermeable Mesas Rough Actuaciones.Treinta Y Seis Black black , GONGFF Las Mujeres Desnudas Negro Sandalias De Tacón Alto Zapatos De Tenis Botines Grandes Moda Zapatos De Mujer,#1,42 #1 , Rohde Herne, Sandalias con Plataforma para Mujer - , Skechers Gratis Big Idea - Zapatillas De Deporte Mujer Negro YUBIN Zapatilla Mujer Wild Outer Wear Moda Personalidad A Fuente Net Red Society Zapatilla Mujer (Tamaño : 39) - 1TO9 - Sandalias con Cuña Mujer - DIDIDD Zapatos de Gama Alta con Tacón Alto Y Tobillos con Zapatos de Boca Baja, Zapatos con Punta, Zapatos Femeninos, B con 9cm de Alto,39 B con 9cm de alto Converse CTAS Coral Ox Egret/White, Zapatillas sin Cordones para Mujer - Rocket Dog Sidestep - Botas para mujer Negro Gabor Shoes Gabor Casual, Sandalia con Pulsera para Mujer Beige (Muschel) Geox Donna Meldi Stivali, Botas para Mujer Marrón (Brown C0013) , Dr. Martens 1460, Botas Militares Unisex Adulto Negro (Black Smooth Leather) Bugatti 412355345900, Botines para Mujer Marrón (Taupe 1400) , Geox B Sandal Nicely B - Sandalias Bebé-Niños Blanco - Wei? (White/Silverc0007)

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Atletismo

“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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