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

Vans UA Authentic, Zapatillas para Mujer Verde (Bay/True White) , Enval 1261000 Zapatos Mujeres Negro , Vans Sk8-Hi Classic Suede/Canvas, Zapatillas Altas Unisex Adulto Blanco (True White W00) Geox D Phyteam a, Zapatillas para Mujer Blanco Keys 5501 Zapatos Mujeres Marròn FORNARINA PI18SL1080V000 zapatilla de deporte de la cuña brillo colección de invierno 2017 nuevo otoño Negro , Vans 59 - Zapatilla Baja Unisex Adulto Rojo (C&l/Port Royale/Stripe Denim) Vans UA ISO 1.5, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto (Moroccan Geo) Black/Clas , Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi, Zapatillas Altas Unisex Adulto Negro (Black Mono) , Vans Authentic, Zapatillas de Tela Unisex Negro Tommy Hilfiger FW0FW02346 Zapatos Mujeres Fucsia , Vans Authentic - Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Negro (Black/Black) GUESS FLFOR1 FAL12 Zapatos Mujeres Blanco , mysChuck Taylor - Zapatillas altas Mujer Vans Vzukfc7 - Zapatillas, Unisex Morado (Leather Quarter Steeple Gray/Black) Globe Los Angered GBLOSANGER - Zapatillas de deporte de cuero unisex Negro Victoria Zapatillas para Niña, Color Plateado, Marca, Modelo Zapatillas para Niña 1260125 Plateado Amarillo Guess FLMRI2 LEL12 Zapatos Mujeres * , Vans W ATWOOD (CANVAS) BLK/WHT VK0F187 - Zapatillas de lona para mujer Negro (Noir (Black/White)) Igi&Co 1169 Sandalias Mujeres Gris 37 - Adidas Core B42136 Zapatos Mujeres Blanco , Byblos BLU 682001 Zapatos Mujeres Azul , Vans Vzukfc7 - Zapatillas, Unisex Blau (Cyan Blue/True Fry) Vans Authentic, Zapatillas de Tela Unisex Rojo (Red) , Vans 59 - Zapatilla Baja Unisex Adulto Negro (C&l/Black/Stripe Denim) , Vans U AUTHENTIC (MONO) BLACK - Zapatillas de lona para mujer Stars & Stripes , Vans Classic Slip-On, Zapatillas, Unisex Adulto Negro (Suede/Woven Navy Blue/True White) , SNEAKER STIVALETTO DONNA GUESS FALAN ZEPPA INTERNA SUEDE BLUE Negro Vans Old Skool, Zapatillas de Skateboarding para Mujer Verde (Blue Flower/True White Q6l)

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Adidas Vs Jog, Zapatillas de Gimnasia para Hombre Blanco (Ftwr White/Raw Grey S18/Crystal White S16) Nike Flex Experience 4 (GS), Zapatillas de Running para Niños Blk/Mtlc Drk Gry-anthrct-white , Salewa Jr Wildfire, Zapatillas de Senderismo Unisex Niños Azul (Marlin / Pale Mauve 2435) , Richter Kinderschuhe Ola, Zapatillas Altas para Niños Azul (Atlantic/Menta 7201) Munich 8290019 BARRU - , Abeba trabajo zapato de trabajo 2650 negro, piel, bacteriostático, antiestático, CE EN ISO 20347:2012 O1 SRA - , Facom VP.HITREK-40 - Zapato Hitrek T40 - Portwest FD01 - Tractionlite S3 HRO de arranque 10 - , Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo Industrial y Deportiva con Puntera de Acero LM... - Draper 85941 S1 P SRC zapatillas estilo zapatos de seguridad, negro, tamaño 4 - ATALASPORT Sneakers Uomo 41 Verde 10010 Primavera Estate 2018 - , YaNanHome Zapatos para Hombre/Alpargatas Verano Nuevo Estilo Zapatos de Lona Zapatos de los Hombres de Estilo Coreano Ocio Ocio Joker Bordo Zapatos (Color : Blanco, Size : 41) Blanco , Chatham Balfour - Náuticos Hombre Marr?3n Zapatos De Hombre Outdoor Office Career Botas De Cuero Casuales Negro Marrón - , L@YC Zapatos de Boda de Las Mujeres 17061-8 Office Bridesmaid Low Heel Ribbon Summer Prom (Hecho a Medida) Black , 1TO9 1TO9Mns02544 - Sandalias con Cuña Mujer - , GAOLIM Zapatos De Mujer Señaló Los Zapatos De Tacón Alto Y Delgado Con Luz En Los Singles Femeninos Zapatos Zapatos De Trabajo Pro Pajarita Rojo Zapatos De Boda ,34, Negro De 7Cm. Negro 7cm , El mejor regalo para mujer y madre Mujer Zapatos Satén Primavera Verano Confort Mary Jane D Orsay y Dos Piezas... - , MEILI Zapatos de mujer, botas de mujer, botas Martin, charol, cabeza redonda, lado con, además de cachemira, cálido... - VIVIOO Sandalias De Mujer Sandalias De Tacón Alto Zapatos De Tacón Alto Tacones Altos Femeninos Finos Con Sandalias... - , NVLXIE Sandalias del Verano de Las Sandalias de Las Señoras Anti-Velvet 34-45 Sandalias del Alto Talón Partido... - Skechers Performance Go Run Mojo-Mania, Zapatillas Deportivas para Interior para Mujer Negro (Black/White) , MELLUSO K90283 Antracite - Zapatillas de Piel para mujer - , Adidas I-5923 W, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Azul (Petnoc / Ftwbla / Gum3 000) Huahua Grueso Transpirable Expuestos Sandalias Verano Pajarita Fresca Pequeña Hadas Retro Zapatos con Zapatos... - , Salomon ADV Skin 5 Mochila, Unisex Adulto, Verde (Lime Punch), XL Verde (lime punch) SCLOTHS Verano Chanclas para Mujeres Tacón Alto Pendiente Transparente Impermeable Inferior Grueso Blanco 7 US... - , AN - Punta Abierta de Cuero Mujer - , Tod s Mujer XXW0XK0V020HGQ0ZHC Negro Cuero Zapatillas Slip-On ara München-St-Gor-Tex - Botas De Nieve de material sintético mujer Negro (Schwarz)

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Skateboarding

“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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