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

Converse All Star Customized Unisex - Zapatos Personalizados (Producto Artesano) Cartoon Old S - Biomecanics Zapatillas Para Niño, Color Rojo, Marca, Modelo Zapatillas Para Niño 182194 Rojo Rojo Lurchi Noah, Mocasines para Niños Verde (Forest) , C9968 mocassino uomo TOD S scarpa bordeaux scuro loafer shoe man - , Mephisto Zapatos de Cordones de Otra Piel Hombre, Negro (Negro), 43 … - GSA 1034328013 par de zapatos bajos Carbon S1P SRC, negro/gris, 47 - , El Naturalista N275 Soft Grain El Viajero, Zapatos de Cordones Derby Unisex Adulto - Giorgio Rea Zapatos Para Hombre Car Shoes Verde Elegante Hombre Zapatos Hecho A Mano EN Italia Cuero Real Brogue... - Zapatos de Hombre Zapatos de Trabajo Zapatos de Negocios Zapatos de Marea Los Zapatos de Cuero - , Náuticos - Marquis de Bajamar - Hombre - Hombres Retro Formal Bullock Negocios Encaje Zapatos Hombres Boca Baja Negro Marrón Redondo Zapatos De Cuero - , MatchLife - Zapatos de cordones para hombre Schwarz-Fleece Sandalias Uneek 8mm Flat Cord - Josef Seibel Cardiff 08 - Punta Abierta Hombre Gris (Asphalt 780) , COFRA - Calzado de protección de Piel para hombre Parte Superior De PU + Lentejuelas Sandalias Mujer Verano Pisos De Tacón Zapatos De Mujer (Color : Pink, Tamaño... - Fitflop Cha Cha - Sandalias Mujer Negro (Black 001) , Geox D Sfinge C, Botines para Mujer - , Adidas Ultimamotion, Zapatillas para Mujer - Tommy Hilfiger FW0FW02829 Zapatos De Cuña Mujer Naranja Fred de la Bretoniere Ballerina, Alpargatas para Mujer Gris (Taupe 3121) , TOMS Canvas Seasonal Classics Alpargata, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Mujer Azul (Cobalt) Rieker 79260-00 - Botas planas, color: Negro - , Superga S00CF20-2730-COTROPEW Zapatos Mujer - New Balance M1540 Grande Lona Zapatillas Stonefly 110300 Sandalias Altos Mujeres - Lemaitre 124639 Corvette calzado de seguridad S1 talla 39 - , ZHZNVX HSXZ Zapatos de Mujer Cuero de Nubuck Invierno Primavera Moda Bota Botas Botas de Tacón Chunky Round Toe Toe/Tobillo Cerrado Botines Botas de Bowknot,Caqui,US7.5/UE38/UK5.5/CN38 Khaki , Oxypas Iris, Zapatos de Seguridad Mujer Blanco (Fux) , 1TO9 - Sandalias con Cuña Mujer Negro

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Náuticos

“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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