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

Pablosky 797910 - Zapatilla Baja Niños Negro , Timberland Perkins Row 2-Strap Navy/Yellow Synthetic Infant Strap Sandals Black Iris/Yellow , Birkenstock Kids NEW YORK BF-NUBUK - Zuecos de material sintético infantil Gris (Gris (Stone)) Sandalias, Estudiantes Pendientes Planos Pendientes con Zapatillas Coreanas, Apliques Exteriores Sandalias Comodín de Suela Blanda (Color : Negro, Tamaño : 36) - , Garvalín 182457, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada Infantil Azul Navy (Vandik) , Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor, Chanclas para Niñas Hueso - Elfenbein (Magic Galaxy White) Timberland Eagle Island Sandalmykonos Blue Webbing, Sandalias de Punta Descubierta Unisex Niños Azul (Mykonos Blue Webbing) , Primigi 1397800 Sandalias Niño Gris Quiksilver Molokai Highline Slab, Chanclas para Niños Black/Red/Blue , Garvalín 172492, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Azul (Blu / Tundra) , Birkenstock Kids TAORMINA BF DD 310283 - Zuecos rojo Quiksilver Molokai Highline Slab, Chanclas para Niños Gris (Black/Blue/Grey - Combo Xkbs) BALDUCCI CITA01083 Sandalias Boy Blanco/Amarillo Timberland Adventure Seeker 2 Strap, Sandalias Unisex Niños Rosa (Hot Pink) Birkenstock Milano, Sandalias con Correa de Tobillo para Niños Negro (Noir Noir) , Birkenstock Milano, Sandalias con Correa de Tobillo para Niños Gris (Desert Soil Gray/ Ls Orange Desert Soil Gray/ Ls Orange) Geox Borealis C Brown/Red Durabuck Youth Fisherman Sandals Brown Nike Sunray Protect Azul Marino-azul Biomecanics 172174, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Azul Marino/Estampado Camuflaje (Sauvage) Birkenstock New York, Sandalias con Correa de Tobillo para Niños Mehrfarbig (City Camo Gray) , Birkenstock Kids TAORMINA BF DD 310283 - Zuecos rojo Geox Sandalia J720RC 5014 C0659 gris Zapatillas ZHANGRONG- Las Señoras ruedan para Arriba Las Bombas Plegables Plegables en Diversos Colores (Color : B, Tamaño : EU41/UK7.5-8/CN42) B Biomecanics 182172, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Azul (Light Blue) , Birkenstock - Taormina, Sandalia con Pulsera Niñas Plateado (Magic Galaxy Silver) , Pablosky Cangrejera Maya Niños Azul Birkenstock New York, Pestaña Trasera para Niños Mehrfarbig (City Camo Yellow) ZHANGRONG- Happy Feet Ladies Fold Up Shoes - Bombas de Ballet Plegable Varios Tamaños y Colores Disponibles (Color : C, Tamaño : EU36/UK4/CN36) C Guardiani Kids GK25403G Sandalias Niño Blanco

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Pediped Alex - Mocasines de Cuero para Niño - , Toms Classics - Alpargatas para mujer Black/Blue Multi Tribal Adidas Nemeziz 17.4 FxG J, Zapatillas de Fútbol Sala Unisex Niños Multicolor (Legend Ink /Solar Yellow/Energy Blue ) Adidas Gloro 16.1 FG, Botas de Fútbol para Niños Azul (Azuimp / Azuimp / Azuimp) , Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Jnr - Zapatillas de Running Unisex Niños Negro / Plateado / Naranja , Richter Kinderschuhe 7931-838 - Botas de Material Sintético para niño Azul azul 7204°atlantic/apple Find Zapato de Ante Estilo Wallabee Hombre Beige (Tan) , NERO GIARDINI zapatos Junior zapatillas de deporte de A734401M / 104 GRAY GREEN (35/39) Gris / verde , Aigle Tenere Light Low, Zapatillas de Senderismo Hombre - Adidas Kanadia 8.1 TR M, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Hombre Negro (Carbon / Core Black / Orange 0) Geox U Juarez A - Náuticos de otras pieles hombre - , Marca 1688-ZU PRO 39 - Zapato Ultra Light Centurion Esd 39 - , Swims Barry Workboot Leather, Botines para Hombre Miel Journey West Hombres Zapatos Mocasines de Terciopelo Bordado Negro/Rojo/Azul Azul El Escudo Inov-8 F-Lite V2 Clear/Teal - Reebok Classic Leather SC Split M46983, Deportivas - Mujeres Chelsea Boots 2.5cm Chunkly Heel Round Toe Dress Botas Simple Pure Color Elastic Band Casual Court Shoes... - Mustang 1146-312-21, Zapatillas para Mujer - ZHUDJ Stilettos Verano Sandalias Tejidas Super Roma Tacones Peep Toe,Negro,37 - Puma Smash Platform SD, Zapatillas para Mujer - , Mammut Sloper Low Canvas - Calzado - gris/azul 2017 - The North Face W HH Fp GTX (EU), Zapatillas de Senderismo para Mujer Varios Colores (Griffin Grey/Ink Blue) , KHSKX-Gruesas Zapatillas De Playa De Verano Femenina Elegante Y Versátil Desgaste Un Fresco De Arrastre Y La Versión Coreana De Las Colinas Con Bizcocho De 6Cm Al Campo Base Y Zapatos De Mujer 36 - , Nike Wmns Classic Cortez - Suede - , Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 - Zapatillas para Mujer - Nike 862335-001, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer - High heels, belt buckle, zipper, short boots, round head, Martin boots Grey (Terry) Birkenstock Arizona, Sandalias con Hebilla Unisex Adulto Azul (Bleu-v.1) Salabobo - Destalonado de Cuero Mujer Negro , Zapatos festivas para bautizo o una boda - zapatos de bautizo para niñas, bebés TP03 tamaño 17 - ,

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Sandalias y chanclas

“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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