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

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High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

DC Shoes Crisis High WNT - Zapatillas para Niños - , Pepe Jeans Bota Gareth, Niño, Color Khaki, Talla: 37 - , G3000 S3 SRC Puntera en material compuesto Plantilla en tejido antiperforación compuesto talla 47 - , Seba 592 Nce Zapato baja, Negro S1P, talla 47 - Melvin & Hamilton MH15-753 - Zapatos de Cordones de Piel Lisa para Hombre Marrón Marrón 41 EU - , Worksite Ss616Sm - Zapatos de Seguridad deportivaUnisex Adulto, Color Negro, Talla 44 EU - Fabi Hombre FU7065BROWN Marrón Cuero Botines - Asics - Gel Lyte III MT MID Platinum - Sneakers Hombre India Ink TOM Tailor 4881404, Náuticos para Hombre Verde (Caqui) , LARNMERN Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre con Puntera de Acero, LM-123, Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo, Calzado de Industrial y Deportiva Gris Reflexivo Zapatos viejos de Pekín de los hombres Zapatos de lona del otoño Zapatos ocasionales del estudiante de la tendencia Negro , Cofra 76410 – 000.w39 zapatos, industria alimentaria,Lamar, S2 SRC, tamaño 5,5, blanco - , Geox Uomo Sandal Strada A - Sandalias para Hombre Negro (Black) , El mejor regalo para mujer y madre Mujer Zapatos Satén Primavera Verano Confort Bailarina Zapatos de boda Tacón... - Elegant high shoes Chenxia Mujeres Primavera Verano Tacones Altos de Encaje de Otoño Partido de La Boda y de Tacón... - , Flip*Flop Pool*Glitter - Sandalias con Punta Abierta Mujer - ZCJB Summer Plarform Sandles Zapatos De Mujer De La Parte Inferior Gruesa Zapatos De Mujer De Tacón Bajo Zapatos... - Zapatillas de Moda Sandalias | Sandalias de mujer En Europa, el Presidente de los Estados Unidos de punta fina... - Toms Classics 1001A07, Alpargatas Hombre Gris (Steel/Grey) , Cuero De Las Mujeres, Europa Y Estados Unidos, Dentro Y Fuera, Full Cuero, Elástico, Seguidos Por Letras,White... - , La Sra primavera y otoño zapatos con densamente con los zapatos de fondo grueso del cordón de zapatos de las mujeres... - Kennel und Schmenger Selma, Zapatos con Tira de Tobillo para Mujer - , Guess Freda - Zapatilla Baja Mujer - PREMIATA Zapatillas Para Mujer Blanco Bianco - , Boreal Siana - Zapatos deportivos unisex, color coral, talla 4.5 Coral GUESS Zapatilla FLSPE1 ELE12 Coral - Botas Zapatos de Mujer Femeninas Otoño Invierno Gamuza Cabeza Redonda Áspero con Tubo bajo Engrosamiento Correa... - Botas de invierno botas de gamuza de tamaño con señalaron hembra Black (Terry) Ariat Tombstone 8017 Brown/Mujer Western – Botas de Equitación Marrón/Western Botas//Western Riding Boots – Botas de Equitación, Mujer, Tombstone, Sassy Brown Sassy Brown Laura Vita Dexter 03, Merceditas para Mujer Azul (Bleu Bleu)

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Correr en asfalto

“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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