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

Zapatilla original aut¨¦ntica de barco negro / amaretto para hombre 7 W (EE) - Dek - Náuticos para hombre marrón marrón 44 (10 UK) - , Dickies FD23310-BK-9 - Cortamontañas (talla 9), color negro - Giasco hr068d39 alta zapato "El Cairo S3, tamaño 39, Negro/Amarillo - U Power - Kimi S1 P - UF20126 - Size: 43.0 - , Jump 75 USA Zoo Hombres Moda Zapatos - , Botas t¨¢cticas de combate de 8 pulgadas para hombres de los 90DES 16 N US - , LYZGF Hombres Jóvenes Primavera Y Verano Negocios Ocio Moda Encaje Zapatos De Cuero,Brown-42 - , ejendals 7298 – 43 tamaño 43 "graninge 7298" – Botas de seguridad, color negro y verde - AWC-Footwear 13052-01-00-37 Eco Work SRC - Zapatillas de cordones, talla 37, color blanco - , Cofra 26680 – 003.w46 Talla 46 S3 HRO SRC Mindanao Zapatos de seguridad, color marrón - , Safety Jogger 200272-38 - Zapatillas Meteor, talla 5, color marrón - Lewer Vietri S1P zapatos de seguridad de hombre - , NIUMJ Zapatos De Cuero para Hombres Apuntado Zapatos Coreanos Zapatos De Tendencia Cómodo Transpirable Usable... - , Zapato Profesional OB, A,E,FO SRC, con Microfibra A Color Negro con Correa Ajustable - Adecuado para Cocina -... - , Angry Hitch 8 Hoyos Botas de Cuero Militares color Gris Puntera de Acero Punk - , Casual Zapatos De Cuero Zapatos De Hombres Zapatos Sueltos Zapatos Cómodos con Cordones - , Nike Son of Force - Zapatillas de Deporte, Hombre - , Camper - Zapatos de cordones de cuero para hombre - , Baldinini Zapatillas Para Hombre - , Birkenstock Ramses - Sandalias bio - Beta 072460247-7246B 47-Zapatos De Ante Perforada - , Reef Grovler, Zapatillas Para Hombre - Sandalias Rawson Grady Fisherman para hombre, cuero marr¨®n con cera, 12 M US - Bugatti 341305616900, Zapatillas sin Cordones para Hombre - Grandi Scarpe - Botas de Piel para hombre - Hogan Rebel Hombre MCBI148434O Azul Cuero Zapatillas Altas - , Daniel Hechter 822248071111, Zapatillas para Hombre - , RENHONG Sandalias Negras De Los Hombres De Verano De La Vendimia De Cuero Respirable Real De Fondo Suave Casual... -

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

New Balance KR680 Youth Run Running Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid) - , Converse Yths C/T Allstar, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Rojo (Red 600) , New Balance 996, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Gris (Heather Grey) , CHAMARIPA Zapatos de Oxford de Cuero para Hombre - 7,5 cm Más Alto - DX70H106S - , Zerimar Mocasin de Piel Para Hombre Zapatos Hombre Mocasines Calzado Hombre Vestir Color Azul Marino Talla 45 - , Cofra 20610 – 001.w45 zapatos,Franklin, Tamaño 10,5, negro - , SalomonXA Pro 3D GTX - Zapatillas de Trekking y Senderismo de Media Caña Hombre Rojo (Fiery Red/Sulphur Spring/Black) , LYZGF Hombres Caballeros Negocios Casual Moda Boda Zapatos De Cuero - , Salamander Andrew, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Hombre - Zapatos de Seguridad Deportivos y Antideslizantes -SAFETOE 7295 Zapatos de Trabajo para Hombre de Verano Color... - , Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo Industrial y Deportiva con Puntera de Acero LM-105 Marrón , Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo Industrial y Deportiva con Puntera de Acero LM-105 Negro YaNanHome Zapatos para Hombre/Alpargatas Zapatos de Lona Transpirables de Verano Zapatos de Tabla de Tendencia de Estilo Coreano Zapatos Casuales Planos (Color : Green, Size : 41) Green , El hombre que conducía el coche Patines Calzado casual calzado casual clásico de alta calidad 8836 grey [hollowed out] PORTMANN - Botas de Piel Vuelta para hombre ANTIQUE OILED HONEY , Dr. Martens Cabrillo - Botas Clasicas Hombre Negro (Negro) VISCATA Tossa Alpargata de Cuña para Mujer de 6,5 cm Tacón, Diseño Elegante Calidad Made in Spain Red Skechers Go Walk 4-Satisfy, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Mujer Gris adidas CH Sonic Boost W - Zapatillas Para Mujer Rojo / Negro / Naranja , Alma EN Pena I17040, Sandalias con Plataforma Plana para Mujer - KUKIE Best 4U? Zapatos de mujer elásticos de satén para verano, bomba básica, zapatos de boda Stiletto talón abierto... - JSHOE Cristales De Mujer Sparking Satin Latin Salsa Zapatos De Baile Tango / Chacha / Modern / Jazz Dance Sandals... - , ZHUDJ Taladro De Agua De Verano Tabla De Impermeabilización De Tacón Y Sandalias Sandalias De Dedo Húmedo 14Cm,39,Plata 1769-68 Silver 1769-68 Regatta Lady Kota Low, Zapatillas de Senderismo para Mujer Gris (Rockgr/Nepea) , Asics Gel-Solution Speed 3 L.e. Paris, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Multicolor (Diva Blue/White/Dive Pink) SED Sandalias Metálicas de Tacón Alto para Mujer,UN,36 UN SED Zapatos de Mujer de Primavera Pequeños Zapatos Frescos de Tacón Alto Zapatos de Mujer Europeos de Estación Simple con Los Zapatos Únicos,Vino Rojo,38 Vino rojo , Lemigo Kurze Gummistiefel Elke I (Orange, 40) naranja , Shut Up & Dance - Destalonado de Cuero Mujer Negro , Mei&S Bloque de Mujeres Cabeza Cuadrada Boca Superficial Zapatos White

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Senderismo

“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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