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

Skechers Ez Flex 2-Flightly - Zapatillas de Deporte Mujer Rosa Claro Geox D Piuma bal H, Bailarinas Para Mujer Negro (Black C9999) , Hush Puppies Jovanna Phoebe, Zapatos de Tacón con Punta Cerrada para Mujer Marrón (Tan) , Camper Kobo, Bailarinas para Mujer Negro (Black) Toms Classics - Alpargatas para mujer Beige (Natural Metallic Burlap 0) , Gabor Shoes Gabor Casual, Bailarinas para Mujer Negro (Schwarz) TOMS Canvas Seasonal Classics Alpargata, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Mujer Blue Migration Route , MarHermoso Zapado Mujer para IR de Bota Satin Punta Cerrada Diamantes de Imitación Bailarinas con Hebilla Champagne , Superga 2754 Lamew - Zapatillas de lona para mujer Dorado - Gold (174) Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas Lemon Bailarina Mary Jane para Mujeres Varios Colores Kappa Iris, Bailarinas con Punta Cerrada para Mujer Azul (6041 Blue/Beige 6041 Blue/Beige) , Skechers Ez Flex 2-Flightly - Zapatillas de Deporte Mujer Blanco (Wht) , Bailarinas Norma Violet Easy Spirit - Malla de Viaje para Mujer, Color Blanco y Azul Claro, 9 m Navy/White Suede Rockport Total Motion Tavia Ballet, Bailarinas con Punta Cerrada para Mujer Gris (Light Grey) Gabor Comfort Sport, Bailarinas con Punta Cerrada para Mujer Multicolor (Rame Obl) , Clarks Freckle Ice 20352930 - Bailarinas para mujer Marrón (Dark Tan Lea) JRenok - Slippers Mujer RI Buffalo London 207-3562 - Bailarinas de piel para mujer Negro , Toms Classics - Alpargatas para mujer Negro Geox D Charlene J, Bailarinas para Mujer Negro (Black C9999) Pikolinos Calabria 7123 - Zapatos de cordones de cuero para mujer Azul Crocs Citlnrkaslpw, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Mujer Vibrant Violet , Kickers Baie, Bailarinas con Punta Cerrada para Mujer Schwarz (Noir Rouge) Toms Rope Sole 1019B09R - Zapatos para mujer, color negro, talla 38,5 Pink Multi , Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas Simonette Bailarina Mary Jane para Mujeres Varios Colores , Toms Classics - Alpargatas para mujer Birch Strawberries And Cream , Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas Eternal Love Bailarina Mary Jane para Mujeres Varios Colores Tamaris 22128, Bailarinas para Mujer Negro (Black Leather)

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Nike Jr. Magista Onda II Dynamic Fit FG Suelo duro Niño 36 bota de fútbol - botas de fútbol (Suelo duro, Niño,... - , adidas Vs Hoops Mid 2.0, Zapatillas Altas Unisex Niños Azul (Maruni / Ftwbla / Azretr 000) LYZGF Hombre Moda Para Jóvenes Ocio Moda Ropa Formal Calzado De Cuero Con Cordones,Black-39 - , MIZUNO WAVE EXCEED TOUR 2 AC 61GA167014-11.5 (USA) 45 (EUR) - Soletrader Flack Hombre Zapatos Tostado - Seba 572 CE Zapato baja S1P SRC, BLUETTE, talla 36 - , Clarks Elegante Casual Hombre Zapatos Newkirk Go Gtx En Piel Marrón Tamaño 42 - Zapatillas Jordan – Fly Lockdown Blanco/Gris/Rojo Talla: 42,5 - Cofra Warta UK S3 CI SRC – zapatos de seguridad talla 47 NEGRO - , SkechersEqualizer Persistent - Zapatillas Hombre - Skechers Go Walk City Challenger - Zapatilla Deportiva de Piel Hombre - La siesta alga, Alpargatas Para Hombre Verde (Green 6) , Keen Uneek O2, Sandalias Deportivas para Mujer Rosa (Anemone/Bright Rose 0) , KHSKX-Europa Y La Tendencia De Correas Cruzadas Profunda Señalado Con Una Multa Señoras Zapatos Zapatos De ModaTreinta... - , Sneaker in Raso - Ecco Women s Biom Hybrid 2, Zapatillas de Golf para Mujer Pink (50433fandango/Beetroot) XIE Verano Señoras Plana Transpirable Tejidos a Mano Zapatos Deportivos Deslizamiento en los Zapatos Perezoso, 40 - , Nike 831509-007, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer - Melvin & Hamilton MH15-354 - Botas de Piel Lisa para Mujer Rojo Rojo 37 EU - , Crocs Capri Shimmer Xband Sandal Women, Sandalias de Punta Descubierta para Mujer - , ZHUDJ _ Sandalias De Tacón Sandalias De Verano Señaló Biselado Fina Con Todos-Match Marea,Gules,35 Thirty-five , XIAOGANG H HFour Seasons Women (negro.) Blanco. Rojo. Beige de cuero grueso talón de metal punta de la manga botas... - Remonte D4378, Botas Militar para Mujer - , Scarpe Donna Clifton 5 - , La Moda Respira, Encaje, Malla, Lazo, Zapatos Y Tacones, Botines De Encaje,,Beige,34 - Högl - Bailarinas de Cuero para Mujer Negro Negro - Clarks Maritsa Lara, Sandalias de Talón Abierto para Mujer Marrón (Tan Suede) , Toms Classics 1001A07, Alpargatas Hombre Rojo (Red) Salomon RX Break, Chanclas para Mujer Blanco (White/Pink Yarrow/Surf The Web) , Durante la primavera y el otoño de luz a la cabeza del partido de tacón femenino solo zapatos rojos, negros,42 black

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Bailarinas

“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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