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

INMONARCH - Mocasines para hombre Azul azul (Royal) - , TBS Braquo - Zapatos Hombre - , Zapatillas de Deporte de Moda con Tacón Plano para Hombre (Color : Blanco Negro, Tamaño : 42 EU) - MMM Zapatos Zapatillas de Deporte de Punto de Los Hombres Zapatillas de Deporte de Primavera y Verano Al Aire... - ejendals 9518 – 42 tamaño 42 "jalas 9518 exalter zapatos de seguridad, color negro - , Cofra zapatos de seguridad S3 "New Devil workflying Serie de trabajo (deportivo con acero kappr mediante pedalada... - , Columbia Conspiracy Switchback III Omni-Tech, Zapatillas de Senderismo para Hombre - London Brogues Hamilton Hombre Zapatos Tostado - Mustang 4058-305-22, Zapatillas para Hombre - Jeffery West Hombres Mocasines de borlas de Gamuza Martini Tan - , Roots Original RO60301 Mohawk - Botas de seguridad para hombre, talla 40, color negro - , Armani C650511 - Zapatilla Baja Hombre - , LFEU - Botas de nieve Hombre - , Puma Blaze of Glory Street Light - Sneakers Man - CHIRUCA Nepal Pro 01 Gore-Tex - , ZAPATILLA NEW BALANCE CRT300 DN MARINO - , OME&QIUMEI Sandalias De Verano Fresco De Damas Zapatillas 39 Blanco - , Melvin&Hamilton Elvis 29, Zapatos de Cordones Derby para Hombre - , Sergio Tacchini - GHIBLI_ST624114 - 44 - Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo Industrial y Deportiva con Puntera de Acero LM... - , Puma 633140.43 – Zapatos de seguridad Crossfit "Mid S3 HRO SRC talla 43 - , Vans Ward Hi Suede/Canvas, Zapatillas Altas Hombre - , Merrell Men Sandal Sandspur Rift Strap Black - , Cofra Rudder S3 SRC par de zapatos de seguridad talla 39 NEGRO - , Reef Fanning, Sandalias Flip-Flop para Hombre - , Sandalia para hombre M Langdon Slide, Nogal, 8 M US - Zapatos Lerther para Hombres Ropa De Trabajo De Desgaste Formal Hebilla De Cinturón con Punta Redonda Suave Algodón... - , Nike Fi Impact 2, Zapatos de Golf para Hombre - Callaghan Pure Vision, Zapatos de Cordones Derby para Hombre -

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Mizuno Lightning Star Z2 Jr, Zapatillas de Deporte Interior para Niños Azul (Dress Blue/White/Green Gecko) , Adidas EQT Support ADV J, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Gris (Gridos/Gridos/Ftwbla 000) , Meindl Ortler, botas de cordones marron oscuro altbraun/nougat Talla:9.5 - Zapatos De Hombre De Negocios Ocasionales Frijoles Perezosos Zapatos De Malla Transpirable Oxford Zapatos Puntiagudos... - Puma Suede Classic+, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Gris (Grey/White 66) Brynje Partidario Botas de Seguridad S3 Negro - Hombres Zapatos De Vestir Negocios Británico Transpirable Cordones Juventud Zapatos De Boda Punta Zapatos De Cuero... - Cofra 63470 – 000.w41 Talla 41 s1 P SRC ESD Cartagena zapatos de seguridad, color gris y amarillo - , Timberland Classic Boat 2 Eyemykonos Blue Escape, Náuticos para Hombre Azul (Mykonos Blue Escape) , Hush Puppies Leverage Hombre US 12 Negro Grande Mocasín - , Conducción para Hombres Penny Loafers Bare Vamp Casual Boat Moccasins Suela de Goma Suave (Color : Marrón, Tamaño... - Mil-Tec , Hombre Botas Multicam - A-Tacs FG, EU 41,5 A-tacs Fg UIN Sigue a tu corazón Zapatos de lona pintados varios colores para los hombres , Reebok Classic Patent, Zapatillas de Running para Niñas Rojo (Red 000) SOHOEOS Nueva plataforma de verano joven estudiante zapatos con plataforma plana Vintage Roma sandalias para Mujer Señoras,36EU,Albaricoque Albaricoque Havaianas Top Mix, Chanclas Unisex Adulto Varios Colores (Navy Blue/Steel Grey 9483) , YMFIE Fina Atractiva Primavera y el Verano de la Moda con Elegancia en el Aire con los Zapatos de un Solo Damas... - , ZHUDJ Coincide con Sandalias De Tacón Zapatos con Una Fina Franja Color Club Sandalias De Tacón,Negro,36 - , Saucony Jazz O Vintage, Zapatillas de Cross para Mujer Verde (Sage/Olive 32) , Adidas Deerupt Runner, Zapatillas de Gimnasia para Hombre Azul , Zapatillas de Plataforma de Verano Femenino con Estilo, Cómodo, Transpirable, Antideslizante (Color : B, Tamaño... - , Sandalias con Tacones medianos, Zapatillas Planas y Zapatillas ásperas y secas, Negro, Treinta y Cuatro - FREE SOLDIER Aire Libre Hombres Botas Tácticas Transpirables Militar Senderismo Zapatos(Barro, 42 EU Barro , Skechers You-Spirit, Zapatillas Sin Cordones para Mujer - DC Shoes Evan Hi TX Le - High-Top Shoes - Zapatillas Altas - Mujer - EU 40.5 - , Vans U Old Skool - Zapatillas, Unisex Adulto Black/blanc De Blanc , Wilson Rush Comp W, Zapatillas de Tenis Mujer, Todos los Niveles y terrenos, Tejido/sintético Blanco/Azul Claro (White/Blue Glow/Provincial Blue) Skechers On-The-Go City 2, Botas Chukka para Mujer Beige (Chestnut) , HORZE Botas de equitación (Camden invierno, color Black(BL), tamaño 40 Black(BL) , La primavera y el verano encajes Pajarita grandes números de boca de pescado super alta con zapatos de mujer sandalias ,rojo,38 red ,

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

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“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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