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

Adidas Vengeful W, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer - QIN&X La Mujer Sandalias de Tacón de Cuña - Calzado Skechers para el trabajo 76551 Eldred Trabajo - , Stivali Autunno Inverno [Rough con] Anti-slittamento -Nero Longitud del Pie=22.3CM(8.8Inch) - Tommy Jeans SM D1385angel 3c1, Zapatillas para Mujer - , New Balance Wboragp2 - Zapatillas de Running Mujer - Xing Lin Sandalias De Mujer Sandalias Aumento De La Nueva Primavera Y Verano Zapatos De Cuero Con Cuero Grueso... - , QXH Las Mujeres Sandalias de Tacón Media Cabeza Cuadrada Boca Superficial de Color Sólido - Easy Spirit e360 Quirky Mujer Lona Mocasín - ZQ Zapatos de mujer-Tacón Plano-Comfort-Oxfords-Casual-Semicuero-Negro / Blanco , white-us8.5 / eu39 / uk6.5 /... - , Cafè Noir KEG121203410 203 Bianco 41 Ojales - , Saucony Shadow Original S1108-518, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer - Sendra Boots 3434 58 Seta Mad Dog Tang - , Li Ye Feng Shop Satén cruzado tiras de tacón alto sandalias huecas baotou hembras talones finos de tacón alto... - , New Balance WR996 W Calzado - Aku Ultra Light GTX mujer - Iron Gray, 5,5 (39) - , Reebok Zapatillas F/s Hi Fbt Morado/Morado Talla: 38 - Cocorose Zapatos Plegables - Sandringham Cuero Ballerinas Mujer - , QQWWEERRTT Sandalias de Moda de Verano Nuevo Estilo Zapatos universales de Estudiante Zapatos de Plataforma Sandalias... - Zapatos Nupciales de la Boda Lentejuelas Stilettos Sexy Boca Baja Impermeable Zapatos de Plataforma Tacones Altos... - Merrell Womens/Ladies Siren Q2 Wrap Waterproof Walking Sandals - AIKAKA Zapatos de Mujer de Primavera y Verano de Gran Tamaño Talón de Diamantes de Imitación Palabra Zapatos de... - , Converse All Star Zapatos Personalizados (Producto Handmade) (Producto Handmade) High Size 39 EU - , Sioux Grash-d172-29, Zapatillas para Mujer - , TGKHUS Sandalias Rhinestones Boca Baja Señoras De Tacón Alto - Felmini B135 TAMPONADA Cuoio - , Zapatilla New Balance WRT300 8 5 - , Saucony Originals Women S Bullet Sneaker, Coral, 36 B(M) EU/3.5 B(M) UK - Mizuno Wave Kien 3 G-TX (W), Zapatillas de Running para Asfalto para Mujer, Gris/Naranja, 39 EU -

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Victoria Chukka Serraje - Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Marrón - Marrón , Nike Air Jordan 5 Retro Low (GS), Zapatillas de Baloncesto para Niños Blanco / Rojo / Negro (White / Fire Red-black) RBB Sandalias Finas con Baotou Salvaje Punta Sexy Hebilla Elegante Temperamento Zapatos de Tacón Alto,Blanco,37 blanco , Base B116-S1P-T39 - B116 Sandalia Piel Clasic C/Aguj.S1P-T39 - Seba 591 Ace Zapato alta, azul S1P, talla 41 - Fhb-zunftkleidung 2068374 - Botas para techadores doble hebilla 840 60 - , Desai Zapato Brogue con Cordones Oxford para Hombre Negro/Marrón - HUAN LED Parejas Zapatos Zapatos de Pareja Unisex Light Up Trainers Zapatos de Carga USB de 7 Colores con Cordones... - Dockers 350552-007001 - Zapatillas de cuero para hombre - Cofra Safety Botas "Monviso S3 WR HRO SRC en ISO 203445 - , Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo Industrial y Deportiva con Puntera de Acero LM-105 Marrón Vans Authentic, Zapatillas de Tela Unisex Negro (Black/White) Nike Air Jordan 7 Retro GG, Zapatillas de Running para Niñas - , KPHY Boca Profunda Señaló Solo Zapatos Hembra Cremallera Tacon Fino Zapatos De Cuero Joker Primavera Moda 9 Cm Zapatos De Tacon Alto.Treinta Y Seis Black black , L-XIE Mujer Señoras Sexy Alto Talones Peep Toe Strappy Tobillo Estilete Sandalias Fiesta Noche Paseo Zapatos,... - , Adidas Adizero Tempo 8 SSF, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer - Nike 844929-002, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Gris (Dark Grey / Dark Grey-pure Platinum) , Reebok R Crossfit Nano 8.0, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Gris (Shark/Tin Grey/Ash Grey/Dark Silver Shark/Tin Grey/Ash Grey/Dark Silver) Nike Court Borough Low, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Adulto Blanco (Blanco 839985 103) Pikolinos Sandalia de Piel Negra W1L-0505C1 - LIANGJUN Mujer Zapatos Boda Tacón Alto Botines Moda, 3 Colores, 8 Tamaños Disponibles (Color : Rojo, Tamaño :... - Merrell Womens/Ladies Siren Q2 Wrap Waterproof Walking Sandals - , Zormey La Mujer Verano Talones Slingback Pu Negro Casual Us5 / Ue35 / Uk3 / Cn34 - , Calzado Deportivo para Mujer, Color Azul, Marca GO Sexy X Yellow, Modelo Calzado Deportivo para Mujer GO Sexy... - , Nike - 857872 002 para Mujer Dusty Peach/Dusty Peach LEONARDO SHOES Mujer 6450VERNICEBORDEAUX Burdeos Cuero De Charol Bailarinas - Gabor Shoes 05.106, Bailarinas de Cuero, Mujer Blue (Blue Leather/Patent) , Parade 07tiger * 28 45 zapato de seguridad bajo marrón, Marrón, 07TIGER*28 45 PT45 - Nasty Gal Mujer NGSDURHAMBURORNGBURORANGE Naranja Terciopelo Botines Si OptimaX sandalia blanco + SRA + negro 191

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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