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

insun Hombre Casual correa Cruz de piel sandalia marrón , Teva Original Universal Suede M s, Zapatillas de Atletismo para Hombre Negro (Black) Timberland Crawley FTP_EK Crawley Sandal - Sandalias Hombre Marrón - Marrón , ROMIKA Gomera S-05 Piel Negra Negro , Clarks Brixby Cross, Sandalia con Pulsera para Hombre Braun (Dark Brown Leather ---) Birkenstock Milano - Sandalias de vestir de Piel para hombre negro Clarks Un Trek Part, Sandalias de Talón Abierto para Hombre Marrón (Dark Tan Lea) , Aldo Claviere, Sandalias de Punta Descubierta para Hombre Marrón (28 Cognac) , Feidaeu - Brogue Hombre Negro , Femaroly - Exterior Hombre Negro/Blanco , Clarks Levick Post, Sandalias de Punta Descubierta para Hombre Azul (Red/White/Blue) , Cartago Cartago Barcelona Slide AD - Punta Abierta Hombre Multicolor (White/Blue 8418) ailishabroy Sandalias de Encaje Planas Ocasionales Para Hombres Zapatos de Playa de Cuero Amarillo Lukpol Sandalias Hombres Cuero Bufalo Genuino Calzado Ortopedicos Anti Choque Modelo 1060 Marrón Claro , Sanuk Pick Pocket 29418012 - Mocasines de tela para hombre Verde - Grün (Camouflage) , Femaroly - Occidental de Cuero Hombre Negro , Dr.Brinkmann 600389-1 hombres mules & clogs marrón , Feidaeu - Sandalias de Punta Descubierta Hombre caqui Sandalias - Sandalias de Verano para Hombres Sandalias Zapatillas de Dedo con Punta Casual Sandalias de Cuero Transpirable Brown , Ben Sherman Hombre Ferdy Shoes Negro , Feidaeu - Brogue Hombre marrón , Mephisto SAM MAMOUTH 714 BLACK P1400308 - Sandalias de cuero para hombre Desert Olukai Hokua - Sandalias para hombre Kona/Negro Teva Terra Fi 4 M s - Sandalias de Senderismo Hombre Azul (Blau (Madang Blue 583)) , Femaroly - Flip-Flop Hombre Negro , Keen Uneek Flat Sandalias GARGOYLE ailishabroy Sandalias de Encaje Planas Ocasionales Para Hombres Zapatos de Playa de Cuero Amarillo Caterpillar Atchison, Sandalias de Punta Descubierta para Hombre Negro (Mens Black) , Timberland Sandalia A1OYP Negro

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Adidas Dragon, Zapatillas para Niños Azul (Reauni / Ftwbla / Negbas) , Timberland Griffin Park, Botas Chukka para Niños FORGED IRON HKM botas de equitación para niños con cierre de cremallera, color, talla Schuhgrösse 35: Weite= 31,5, Höhe= 35,5 - negro New Balance 574v1, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Azul (Blue) Superfit Octopuss - Sandalias Niños Gelb (Türkis Multi) Gorila Free Play, Zapatos de Cordones Oxford para Niños Marrón Desai Zapato Brogue con Cordones Oxford Para Hombre Negro - , REETENE - Zapatillas de Sintético para Hombre Red , Exclusif Paris Mocasines Para Hombre - , ONEMIX Zapatillas de Running de Competición de Material Sintético Adultos Unisex - Boxfresh Cluff, Zapatillas para Hombre Azul (Marino) Saucony Hombres Marrón DXN Zapatillas Olive , Lelli Kelly Lk4108 Magiche Corazón Patente Doble Bombas 28 Gold - Made IN Spain 827620 Zapatos Colegiales NIÑA Zapato COLEGIAL Azul Marino , Converse All Star Hi, Zapatillas Para Hombre Bleu Navy LGK&FA Playa Mujeres Hebilla Zapatos Cómodos Plana Muffin Arrastre Inferior Slip Calzado De Playa Simple Palabra Tinta Verde De 40 Ink green 40 Sandalias de Plataforma Impermeables de Moda Simple High Thick Beige , Zapatos de Mujer de Cuero Primavera Caen Las Enredaderas Zapatillas de Deporte, Zapatos para Caminar, Zapatos... - , Refresh 64399, Sandalias con Punta Abierta Para Mujer - , Toffeln Surgi Zueco 020 Tradicional Acolchado Antiestático Madera Zuecos - Blanco 10 - , Victoria Deportivo Ciclista Serraje 125144GRIS, Deportivas - , Heart&M Mujer Zapatos PU Otoño Invierno Botas de Moda Botas Tacón Robusto Dedo redondo Botines Hasta el Tobillo... - Guess FLBOA3 PAT09 Zapatos Mujeres - , Asics Gel-Resolution 7, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Azul (Blue Print/Blue Print 400) Les P Tites Bombes Ella Velours, Bailarinas con Punta Cerrada para Mujer - , Skechers Go Step-Seashore, Náuticos para Mujer Beige (Nat) , Bianco Platform Boot W/Zip Jja15, Zapatillas de Estar por Casa para Mujer Marrón - Braun (Brown/22) YMFIE Verano lady s toe sandalias estilo europeo lazos cruz zapatos de moda los zapatos de tacón alto,38 UE,b b Dos Correas Sandalias Moda Mujer Zapatos De Playa Corcho Zapatillas de pie Flip Flop Sandalias Antideslizantes. Marrón Oscuro , Heart&M Mujer Botas Confort Gladiador Botas de nieve Botas de Equitación Botas de Moda Botas de Combate Zapatos De Buceo Cuero InviernoBoda , black , us6.5-7 / eu37 / uk4.5-5 / cn37 black ,

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Sandalias de vestir

“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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