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

Under Armour UA W Precision X, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Negro (Black) Skechers Originals OG 85 Street Sneak Low, Zapatillas de Deporte Para Mujer Negro (Blk) Nike Superfly 6 Pro FG, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Adulto Multicolor (Total Orange / Black T 810) , shangy idamen Guantes – Bailarinas – Oficina/Vestido/LÄSSIG – Piel sintética – Bajo tacón redondas – Botas/cerrados Zehe – Negro/Marrón/, color Beige - beige, tamaño us8 / eu39 / uk6 / cnPuma Fierce Core, Zapatillas Deportivas para Interior para Mujer Naranja (Nrgy Peach-black) SHINIK Sandalias de punta estrecha de mujer Sandalias Baotou de tacón bajo Negro/Gris/Rojo Tallas 34-39 (Color : Rojo, tamaño : 34) Rojo shangy idamen Guantes – HIGH HEELS/bailarinas – outddor/LÄSSIG/deportivo – Piel sintética – Bloque tacón – párrafos/comodidad/Gladiator/, color Beige - beige, tamaño us8.5 / eu39 / uk6.5 / cn40Adidas Stan Smith W, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Blanco (Footwear White/Footwear White/Noble Indigo 0) Skechers D Lites-Biggest Fan, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Biggest Fan Grey/White Asics Gel-Lyte III, Zapatillas de Gimnasia Unisex Adulto amarillo Skechers Performance Go Run Ride 7, Zapatillas Deportivas para Interior para Mujer Negro (Black/White) , New Balance 590, Zapatillas de Running, Mujer Multicolor (Green/Silver 316) , Adidas Adizero Boston 6 W, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Negro (Core Black/Ftwr White/Hi-res Green S18 Core Black/Ftwr White/Hi-res Green S18) , Reebok Yourflex Trainette 10 MT, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Negro (Black/White/Alloy 000) Converse Chuck Taylor CTAS Hi Textile, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Naranja (Pale Coral/Navy/Egret 689) Skechers Performance Go Run Mojo-Verve, Zapatillas Deportivas para Interior para Mujer Negro (Black) Adidas Samba OG W, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Blanco (Blatiz/Blatiz/Gum4 000) , shangy idamen Guantes – Bailarinas – Oficina/Vestido/LÄSSIG – Piel sintética – Plano tacón – Comodidad – Negro/Borgoña, color - granate, tamaño us8 / eu39 / uk6 / cn39 - granate , Gola Saint, Zapatillas Deportivas para Interior para Mujer Negro (Black/Grey/Pink) Adidas Stan Smith W, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Blanco (Footwear White/Footwear White/Footwear White 0) , Scarpa Botas Tiempo Libre para mujer, ardoise, 39 ardoise , Nike Wmns Free Connect, Zapatillas de Gimnasia para Mujer Azul (Racer Blue / White-black) SHINIK Las mujeres de las cuñas de lino Nuevo Piso bordado zapatos viento nacional Old Pekín zapatos azul/marrón/verde/rojo tamaño 35-40 (Color : Rojo, tamaño : 36) Rojo Adidas Gazelle W, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Multicolor (Tinorc / Ftwbla / Gum5 000) , shangy idamen Guantes – Bailarinas – outddor/LÄSSIG/deportivo – Piel sintética – Plano tacón – redondas zapato – Negro/Azul/Rosa/Blanco, color negro - negro, tamaño us3.5 / eu33 / uk1.5 / cn32 Skechers Ez Flex 2-Flightly - Zapatillas de Deporte Mujer Taupe/Gold , shangy idamen Guantes – Bailarinas – Oficina/Vestido/LÄSSIG – Piel sintética – Bajo tacón – puntiaguda zapato – Negro/Azul/Rojo, color azul - azul, tamaño us44.5 / eu34 / uk2 azul - azul Converse CTAS OX, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Plateado (Pure Platinum/Silver/White 082) Puma Vikky Platform, Zapatillas para Mujer Verde (Olive Night-rapture Rose)

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Reebok R Crossfit Nano 7.0, Zapatillas de Running Unisex Gris (Hunter Green/Khaki/Black/White) , Clarks Wing Lite Inf - Botas de cuero para niño negro negro One Size Fits All - Nike Md Runner 2 (PSV) 807317007, Deportivas , Cofra 76430 – 001.w39 zapatos, industria alimentaria,Ulisse, tamaño 5,5, negro - Martinelli Cordones Para Hombre, Color Negro (Black, Talla: 39 - Zapatos de Vamp del Empalme del Color Sólido del Talón de la Manera de la Zapatilla de Deporte de la Manera de... - Mocas¨ªn slip-on Allen veneciano para hombres, negro, 9 D US - Zapatilla de Deporte Skechers Sport Afterburn de Espuma viscoeláStica con Cordones Brown/Taupe awc-footwear 23352 – 01 – 00 – 44 cordones Eco seguro S2 SRC, tamaño 44, color blanco - , Bellota 7230341S3 - Botas reforzadas (piel, talla 41) - BYBLOS - Zapato bordeaux de cuero, con insertos dorados, logo en la parte anterior, costuras decorativas y suela... - , TOMS Canvas Seasonal Classics Alpargata, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Mujer Navy Mosaic Red Floral Linen Birkenstock Classic GIZEH BF LACK 345081 - Zuecos para mujer Mirror Silver Cris VERGRE Zapatos Mujer Sandalias H5403N Negro - , adidas Original Country OG W - S32202 - YMFIE Verano de señoras de moda transparente transparente toe sandalias tacones,38 UE,gules - , Under Armour UA W Press 2, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Blanco (Ivory) Viscata Pubol - Tacón Para Tobillera de 5 cm, Puntera Cerrada, Tacón Espadrilles Clásico, Fabricado EN España,... - Grisport Mujer zapatillas altas - , 9.5cm Chunkly tacón vestido botas Chelsea botas mujeres punteadas dedo del pie Seude elástico banda botas de tobillo Martin Botas Locomotive Boots Eu tamaño 32-42 ( Color : Brown , Size : 38 ) Brown , khskx-high Heeled botas con gruesa impermeable zapatos de moda europea invierno botas de encaje Martin all-match... - , DHG Pendiente de Tacón Alto Impermeable de Verano con Boca de Pescado Sandalias de Gran Tamaño Rome 40-43 Yardas Zapatos, do,34 do , Unisa Kavillo_ur, Botas para Mujer Negro (Black) Lemigo Botas cortas de elke 930, Farbe:Grey;Größe:37 gris , PleaserSky - Sandalias de Vestir Mujer Blu (Nero) RTRY La Mujer Bailarina Wedding Shoes Satin Primavera Verano Boda Vestido De Noche &Amp; Perla De Amarre Cinta Plana Champagne Heelluminous Rubí Azul Plata Us11.5 / Ue43 / Uk9.5 / Cn45 US11.5 / EU43 / UK9.5 / CN45 , ZPL Mujer Zapatillas Puntiagudo Dedo del pie Alto Tacón Estilete Tobillo Correa Sandalias Vestir Fiesta Boda Corte Zapatos, red, EUR 42/UK 9 red Nueva Version Coreana, Fringed Crossover, Cabeza Cuadrada, Fondo Plano Slipper, Dedo Dedo, Sandalias De Playa,Treinta Y Nueve,De Color Albaricoque Apricot color GLL&xuezi Mujer Botas Confort PU Otoño Casual Negro Rosa Almendra 7 5 - 9 5 cms , almond , us4-4.5 / eu34 / uk2-2.5 / cn33 almond New Balance KV500 KGI Gris del Bebé de Color Rosa Zapatillas de Deporte Que rasgan Grigio

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Deportes de interior

“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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