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 Zapatillas para mujer Atwood MTE Marron (Tan/Red) Vans Authentic, Zapatillas de Tela Unisex Negro (Black/White) Vans Sk8-Hi MTE, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Marrón (Mte/ Cappuccino/Black) , Vans U Authentic - Zapatillas Unisex Varios Colores (Vintage Floral) , Fornarina Andromeda - Slip On Mujer Blanco (Bianco 09) , Vans Camden DX, Zapatillas para Mujer Azul (Suede) , Vans Vzukfc7 - Zapatillas, Unisex Blau ((T L) Bluestone Fnp) Vans UA Old Skool, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Beige (Pale Khaki/True White) Vans Sk8-hi - Zapatillas Unisex Caramelo VansW Atwood Low - Zapatillas Mujer Rojo - Red ((Mono Tone) Fig , Vans Vzukfc7 - Zapatillas, Unisex Blau ((T L) Bluestone Fnp) , Vans Old Skool, Zapatillas de Skateboarding para Mujer Negro (2-tone) , Vans Classic Slip-on - Zapatilla Baja Unisex Adulto Verde - Vert (Scotchgard/Bayberry/Blanc de Blanc) , Vans Authentic, Zapatillas de Tela Unisex Rojo (Red) Vans Sk8-Hi MTE, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Marrón (Mte/ Dark Earth/Seal Brown) , Vans Peanuts Sk8-Hi Moc, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento Para Mujer Varios Colores (Dog House/Bone Peanuts) Fornarina PE17MJ9543L065 Zapatos Mujeres Rosa Vans Old Skool, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Negro (Premium Leathe) Vans Authentic, Zapatillas de Tela Unisex Negro (Black/White) , Geox D Nydame a, Zapatillas Altas para Mujer Plateado (Lt Grey/Silver) Impronte IL181584 Zapatos Mujeres Rosa DC Shoes Chelsea Se, Zapatillas de Skateboard para Mujer Negro (Black/Silver/Black 0sb) , Vans ISO 1.5 Plus - Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Multicolor (Tropical/Multi/True White) Vans Sk8-Hi MTE, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Marrón (Mte/ Dark Earth/Seal Brown) , Keds Champion CVO Leather - Zapatillas de cuero mujer Blanco , Vans Sk8-Hi MTE, Zapatillas Altas Unisex Adulto Negro (Mte Black/Black/Camo) Enval 1265222 Zapatos Mujeres Gris , Apepazza Calzado Deportivo para Mujer, Color Plateado, Marca, Modelo Calzado Deportivo para Mujer RAYMONDE Plateado Negro , Vans Atwood, Zapatillas de skateboarding, Mujer Blanco (Canvas White/7hn)

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Niños upsurge 2 Botas de invierno - , New Balance Kv500kgy, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Multicolor (Varios Colores Kv500kgy) Biomecanics 171169, Botas para Niños Marrón (kaiser) BE KOOL - Zapato blanco de cordones de cuero, inspirado en el mundo del street art, con ojales metálicos, Unisex-niños Zapatilla Converse 357926C-237 All Star Marron Negro Gorila Milan, Mocasines para Niños Negro (Negro 2) , Finn Comfort Amalfi - Zuecos de Piel para hombre - Vans Vans Classic Slip-on - Classic Slip-on (Overwashed) Mens - Puma Ignite Ultimate Cam, Zapatillas Hombre - Seba 577 CE Zapato alta s1p src, color beige, talla 40 - , Seba 624 nslce Zapato baja, Negro S2 SRC, talla 43 - SL 46 Blue – En Iso 20345 S1 – W10 – Talla 45 - , hummel HUMMEL SLIMMER STADIL LOW - Zapatos de caña baja de cuero unisex Negro - Schwarz (Black/Blue/Red/Gum) , Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo Industrial y Deportiva con Puntera de Acero LM-105 Gris Oscuro , Dachstein Techo Piedra Hombre Tiempo Libre Guantes, Color, Talla 11.5 verde neón , Dockers 23DA104 - Botas de Cuero Para Hombre Negro - Negro Cofra 76400 – 000.w46 zapatos, industria alimentaria,CADMO, tamaño 11, color blanco - , Find Mocasines de Ante Estilo Naútico para Hombre Marrón (Brown) Pablosky 322129, Merceditas para Niñas - SFSYDDY-En Verano Hebilla De Correa 6 Cm Zapatos De Tacon Alto Rear Vacía Superficial Boca Cabeza Cuadrada Grueso Tacon Individual Femenino Zapatos Zapatos De Cuero.Treinta Y Nueve Brown brown , Nike 844668-401, Zapatillas de Trail Running Para Niñas Azul (Midnight Navy / Blue Tint-hyper Violet) Cómodo Zapatos planos de otoño e invierno Moda damas zapatillas de algodón grueso cálido zapatos de interior zapatos calientes mensuales 2 colores opcionales tamaño opcional Aumentado ( Color : B , Tamaño : 34 ) BMacarena Velvet-Espejo, Alpargatas para Mujer Beige (Sand/Platino Sand/Platino) , Desigual Happy 9 - Bailarinas Mujer Rosa , AJUNR Moda/Elegante/Transpirable/Sandalias En Dulce Sexy Boca de Pescado Agua Brocas de Estilo Inglés Negro 39 - , Zapatilla Deportiva Mustang 84080 Marino - Mustang - GAOLIXIA Mujeres de cuero acentuado tacones altos primavera remaches T-correa sandalias hueco grueso grueso con... - , Converse All Star Zapatos Personalizados (Producto Handmade) con el Cráneo , RTRY La Mujer Confort Sandalias Glitter Pu Microfibra Sintético Novedad Verano Otoño Boda &Amp; Vestido De Noche Blanco Rhinestone Stiletto Heelblue Us5 / Ue35 / Uk3 / Cn34 US5 / EU35 / UK3 / CN34 , Geox B Kaytan a, Zapatillas para Bebés Beige (Caramel/Navy) ,

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Skateboarding

“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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