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 - Atwood, Zapatillas Hombre - , Zapatos de Hombre Suede Spring Fall Comfort Mocasines y Slip-Ons para Zapatos de Conducción Casual Oficina y Carrera... - , Cofra Vanuatu S3 CI SRC – zapatos de seguridad talla 43 NEGRO - Zapatos de Seguridad Ultra-Ligeros - SAFETOE 7329 Zapatos Rojos Trabaja con Tus pies Bien protegidos para Hombres - , Desai Zapato Brogue con Cordones Oxford Para Hombre Negro - , Respeedime - Punta Abierta de Sintético Hombre - Abeba 2125 – 36 Anatom – Zapatos de seguridad Zapata - , Zapatos hombre Impresión Terciopelo occidental Metal Dedo pie Mocasines Puntiagudo Negocio Formal Fiesta Club... - , Phillipe Model - Zapatillas de Cuero para Hombre Blanco Bianco - , Desai Zapato Brogue con Cordones Oxford Para Hombre Negro - Reebok Work ib1033 S1P 40 Excel luz Athletic zapatillas de seguridad zapatos, aluminio Toe Piel de ante, superior... - Botas de nieve antideslizantes impermeables clásicas para hombres - , PeppeShoes Modello Fera - Cuero Italiano Hecho A Mano Hombre Piel Negro Mocasines y Slip-Ons Loafers - Cuero Cuero... - , Xing Lin Sandalias De Hombre Los Hombres Zapatillas De Hombres Marea Antideslizante Sandalias De Playa 4728 Extra... - INMONARCH Yute Gris Hombres Boda Zapatos Bollywood MJ014219 - Karl Lagerfeld Sneaker-Herren - Zapatilla Alta Hombre - , Quiksilver Shorebreak M, Zapatillas para Hombre - , Wrangler Yuma Chukka Hombre Botas Negro - , Cofra 55030 – 002.w47 Thai S1 P SRC – zapatos de seguridad (talla 47) color blanco - , CALLAGHAN 11200 hombre BEIGE zapatillas de deporte bajas - INMONARCH Vino y Hombres Boda Zapatos Ropa de Fiesta Negro MJ017087 - Desai Zapatos de Cordones Oxford para Hombre - Vans Sk8-hi - Zapatillas Abotinadas Unisex Adulto - Skechers Go Walk 4, Zapatillas para Hombre - , Zapatos atléticos de la Moda de los Hombres Modelo de la Tira Slip On Splice Vamp Leisure Sneaker (Color : Marrón... - , SL 36 rojo - EN ISO 20345 S1-W10 - TALLA 40 - , The North Face M Basecamp Flipflop, Zapatos de Playa y Piscina para Hombre - , Hogan Inter.N20 Zapatillas Deportivas Negro para Hombre Art. HXM2460Y780DSCU215 - Think Sitti_282664, Botas Desert para Hombre -

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

New Balance Kxprem1y, Zapatillas de Running Unisex Niños Azul (Navy) Sole Runner Pan, Zapatos de Cordones Derby Unisex Niños Marrón (Brown/Black 30) Zapatos de Hombre Zapatos de Conducción Zapatos de Trabajo Zapatos de Negocios Zapatos de Punto Talla Grande - , Nike 844967-001, Zapatillas de Deporte para Hombre - Cofra 78450 – 003.w36 tamaño 36 S1 P ESD SRC Kress – Zapatos de seguridad negro - Florsheim - Mocasines de cuero para hombre - , Terciopelo De Los Hombres Bordado Puntera De Metal Vestido Formal Party Tuxedo Zapatos De Boda Tamaño 38 A 46,... - PORTMANNChukka Boots - Botines Desert hombre - Chatham Elba, Náuticos para Hombre Marrón (Tan 008) , Crocs Specialist, Zuecos con Correa, Unisex Adulto Blanco (White) , Converse All Star Hi - Zapatillas unisex Parchment/Navy/White INMONARCH Hombres Zapatos de Boda de Seda de Yute Blanco Flores Impresas MJ18267 , Hush Puppies Cale Slip On, Mocasines para Hombre Negro (Black) Toms Boy s Bimini Canvas Ankle-High Canvas Flat Shoe Drizzle Grey Rose Gold Foil Polka Dot RUGAI-UE Zapatos de mujer de tacón alto, verano, Europa y América, sandalias de alta calidad, finas y grandes, Negro, Treinta y seis black Viscata Caprubi Elegant Comfort, Soft Suede, Ankle-Strap, Open Toe, Espadrilles with 3-Inch Heel Made in Spain Granate ZCJB Zapatos de tacón grueso Sandalias Femeninas de temporada de verano Zapatos de tacón alto salvajes Sandalias... - NAN Botas de goma clásicas Super Súper suaves de la goma Botas de la lluvia Botas de lluvia Botas de tacón bajo... - adidas Superstar 80s W, Zapatillas de Gimnasia Para Mujer Blanco (Ftwbla / Negbas / Blacre 000) Adidas Supernova GTX W, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Multicolor (Energy Pink /Ftwr White/Sun Glow ) , Fitflop Mujer Plata Superballerina Zapatos-UK 3 - Made IN Spain 800 BOTÍN DE Piel Mujer Botines - Byblos Varuna, Oxford para Mujer - , Paint Bottine high heels code - , Calzado Deportivo para Mujer, Color marrón, Marca Yellow, Modelo Calzado Deportivo para Mujer Yellow Sweet Marrón - , AIYOUMEI - Tira Vertical de Piel Mujer - Diadora Glove II High S3 HRO, Zapatos de Trabajo Unisex Adulto Gris (Grigio Ombra) , Woody Elly - Zapatillas De Estar por Casa para Mujer Topo Ruby ShooMaria - Sandalias con Cuña Mujer White Geox B Flick Boy D, Botines de Senderismo para Bebés Gris (Dk Grey / Royal C0071)

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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