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

Garvalín 182457, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada Infantil Azul Navy (Vandik) Garvalín 182457, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada Infantil Azul Navy (Vandik) Nike Sunray Protect Azul-Azul marino , GYHDDP Verano Femenino con Sandalias Finas de Tacón 2 Colores Opcionales, Tamaño Opcional A Birkenstock Milano, Sandalias con Correa de Tobillo para Niños Azul (Color Sprays Blue Color Sprays Blue) Camper Bicho, Sandalias Punta Cerrada para Niños Azul (Navy 410) Birkenstock 1004375 - Sandalias con Tira de Sintético Niños Azul (Multicolore Spiderman Action Blue Marvel) , Timberland Tisbury 2 Strap, Sandalias de Punta Descubierta Unisex Niños Multicolor (Canteen Naturebuck) Timberland Eagle Island Sandalmykonos Blue Webbing, Sandalias de Punta Descubierta Unisex Niños Azul (Mykonos Blue Webbing) , Birkenstock Kids TAORMINA BF DD 310283 - Zuecos SILBER / ICE PEARL Mondstein Biomecanics Sandalias y Chanclas para Niño, Color Azul, Marca, Modelo Sandalias Y Chanclas para Niño 182181 Azul Azul , Pablosky, 001126, Sandalia marino de Niños Marino , Verano, Sandalias de Tacón áspero, Estilo Romano, Tacones Altos, Zapatillas de Palabra Femenina Blanco Sandalias, Verano, Nuevo, Cuero Genuino, Dedo del pie Abierto, Tacón Alto, Tacón Grueso, Color Mezclado, Salvaje, Sandalias (Altura: 5 cm) Blanco El Naturalista Kids E290, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Verde (Kaki / Piedra) Sandalias, Tacón Alto, Verano, Cuero Genuino, Tacón Grueso, Punta Redonda, Hebilla, Sandalias Decorativas metálicas Negro , Timberland Adventure Seeker 2 Strap, Sandalias Unisex Niños Gris (Steeple Grey F49) Pablosky 028516, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Varios Colores , Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor, Chanclas para Niñas Blanco - Wei? (Frozen Elsa And Olaf White) , Birkenstock Kids Gizeh, Sandalias Unisex Niños Blanco (White Varnish) , Birkenstock Milano, Sandalias con Correa de Tobillo para Niños Negro (Vert Seaweed Black Vert Seaweed Black) , Pablosky 024426, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Azul BALDUCCI 10281 Sandalias Boy Amarillo Pablosky 583286, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Verde Crocs Bump It K - Zuecos con Correa, Niño Blu (Cerulean Blue) , GIOSEPPO zapatos sandalias de la muchacha 31863-13 DIMA Fucsia , Reef Grom Roundhouse - Sandalias de Material sintético Niños Negro - Negro , Vans Authentic, Zapatillas de skateboarding Unisex Avorio (Blanc de Blanc) Garvalín 172492, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Grey ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Adidas X 17.3 FG J, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Negro (Negbas/Rojsol/Narsol) Adidas X 16.3 in J, Botas de Fútbol para Niños Azul (Azul/(Azul/Ftwbla/Rosimp) 000) Shoo Pom Play Zip Desert, Zapatillas Altas para Niños Azul (Sky 1504nubuck 64sky) , Biomecanics 171125, Zapatillas para Niños Negro (Negro / Napa) Giuseppe Zanotti Design Hombre RM80010003 Blanco/Azul Cuero Zapatillas - GRRONG Zapatos De Cuero De Los Hombres Juegos De Negocio Señalaron - , Diadora - Zapatillas de Deporte Intrepid NYL para Hombre y Mujer C0657 - Negro-blanco Etnies Marana Vulc MT - Zapatillas de Skateboard para Hombre Negro (Black001) Adidas Barricade Club, Zapatillas de Soft Tenis para Hombre Azul (Azretr / Ftwbla / Seamhe 000) Zapatos de Seguridad Deportivos y Antideslizantes -SAFETOE 7295 Zapatos de Trabajo para Hombre de Verano Color Gris Meindl Snap Junior Mid 680165 - Zapatillas de deporte de cuero para niños - , Skechers Skech Appeal Align - Zapatillas De Deporte Niñas - , KPHY Damas Zapatillas De Fondo Grueso 11Cm De Tacon Alto Zapatillas Verano Moda Desgaste Esponja Playa.Treinta Y Nueve Black black , Meindl Cuba Lady GTX 680156 - Zapatillas de deporte de cuero para mujer Schwarz , RTRY Sandalias De Mujeres Pu Confort Confort Informal De Verano Negro Marrón Plana Us9 / Ue40 / Uk7 / Cn41 - Abeba 2131 – 36 Anatom – Zapatos de seguridad bajo - , Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX W, Calzado de Trail Running para Mujer Negro (Black/Black/Metallic Bubble Blue) , Zapatilla running mujer Asics Gel-Essent 2 - , SHINIK Zapatos atléticos casuales para mujeres Zapatos de balancín transpirables Zapatos deportivos de primavera y verano Zapatos de suela gruesa coreana Talla 35-40 (Color : Rosado, tamaño : 35) Rosado New balance zapatillas de entrenamiento para mujer WX711H02 Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 High Energy - Zapatillas Mujer Azul Marino/Azul Turquesa , Rocket Dog Satire - Botines con tacón para mujer - , Aquazzura Mujer ALBFLAA0WHITE Blanco Cuero Sandalias - Salomon L37073100, Botas de Senderismo para Hombre - , Vans Authentic, Zapatillas de Senderismo para Mujer Rojo Burdeos New Balance Wr996jp, Zapatillas para Mujer - Josef Seibel Sienna 17, Botines para Mujer Marrón (Moro 330) SimpleC Zapatos de Cuero con Cordones Para Mujer Comfort, Ligeros Zapatos Deportivos de Color LISO Ocasionales Negro Blackrock Sf01B - Calzado de protección Para Hombre, Negro, 39 EU (6 UK) Negro RTRY Tacones Mujer Cuero Auténtico Primavera Boda Summerformal Oficina &Amp; Carrera Parte &Amp; Noche Perla Negra Heelshoes Chunkyblock Us9 / Ue40 / Uk7 / Cn41 US9 / EU40 / UK7 / CN41

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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