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

Nike 861708-400, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Azul (College Navy / College Navy / Squadron Blue) , Nike 849569-800, Zapatillas de Trail Running Para Mujer Varios Colores (Bright Mango / Metallic Silver / Plum Fog) , Salomon XA Lite, Calzado de Trail Running para Mujer Azul (Aquarius/Hawaiian Surf/Poseidon) Merrell Agility Peak, Zapatillas de Running para Asfalto para Mujer Azul (Legion Blue Legion Blue) Nike Air Huarache Ultra Run Premium, Zapatillas Deportivas para Mujer Dorado (Gold Leaf / Sunset / Sail) Salomon Sonic Ra Pro W, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Rosa (Pink Yarrow/Surf The Web/Blue Curac 000) , New Balance Wt10bg4-Minimus, Zapatillas de Running para Asfalto para Mujer Dragonfly Salomon Sonic Ra Pro W, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Rosa (Pink Yarrow/Surf The Web/Blue Curac 000) , Nike Zapatillas para niña, 37-1/2 Negro La Sportiva Akyra Woman, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Multicolor (Emerald / Mint 000) , Reebok Instalite Pro, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Negro (Black/Ash Grey/White 000) Salomon Sense Mantra 3 Women s Zapatilla De Correr Para Tierra Morado , Reebok Instalite Pro, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Gris (Cloud Grey/White/Silver Met 000) Salomon XA Elevate GTX W, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Rojo (Beet Red/Nasturtium/Virtual Pink 000) Jack Wolfskin Trail Excite Low W, Zapatillas de Running para Asfalto para Mujer Rojo (Azalea Red) , La Sportiva Akyra Woman, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Multicolor (Marine Blue/Lily Orange 000) Nike 859429-001, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Varios Colores (Mtlc Hematite / Black / Dark Grey) Nike 634835-302, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Varios Colores (Washed Teal / Rio Teal White) , Reebok Bd5453, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Negro (Black / Black / Pink Craze / Manic Cherry / Pewt) La Sportiva Akyra Woman, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Multicolor (Marine Blue / Lily Orange 000) , Nike 704927-702, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Amarillo (Volt / White Total Orange Black) , Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX W, Calzado de Trail Running para Mujer Multicolor (Hawaiian Surf/Astral Aura/Grape Jui) , Hoka Speedgoat Women s Zapatilla De Correr Para Tierra Verde Inov8 X-Talon 212 Unisex Zapatilla De Correr Para Tierra - SS17 Negro , adidas Aerobounce Pr, Zapatillas de Running Para Mujer Azul (Aeroaz/Aeroaz/Indnob 000) Asics GEL-TRAIL LAHAR 5 G-TX - Zapatillas de correr de material sintético mujer - Negro / Plateado , Salomon L38307900, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Azul (Blue Yonder / White / Deep Dalhia) Salomon XA Lite, Calzado de Trail Running para Mujer Azul (Trellis/Blue Reflecting Pond/Tropical Green) , Salomon Speedcross Vario 2, Calzado de Trail Running para Mujer Morado (Dark Purple/Cerise/Acid Lime) ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

DC Shoes Heathrow SP, Zapatillas para Niños Multicolor (Multi 1 Mu1) , Adidas Stan Smith J, Zapatillas de Gimnasia para Niños Blanco (Footwear White/Footwear White/Green 0) , Puma Future 18.4 FG/AG Jr, Zapatillas de Fútbol Unisex Niños - Tecnica Group SPA - Botas de Senderismo de Piel para Hombre Negro Negro - Timberland Mens Earthkeepers Brook Park Chukka Leather Boots - , LEONARDO SHOES Hombre 4762SPAZZOLATOBLU Azul Cuero Zapatos De Cordones - Dr Martens Mens Benham Nubuck Work Safety Boots Black - , Sandalias De Playa para Hombre Zapatos Casual Respirable - , Manz Zapatos de Cordones de Piel Lisa Para Hombre Negro Negro - NIUWJ Hombres Jóvenes Negocios Casual Moda Caballero Boda Zapatos De Cuero - Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo Industrial y Deportiva con Puntera de Acero LM-105 Verde Gris , Alpargata Hombre FOSIL Mali Marino Peta Zeta Slowwalk - , Dian Milán-scl - Zapato de trabajo unisex-adulto negro Clarks Lawes, Botines para Hombre Negro (Black Warm Lined Leather) Sandalias XW Zapatillas de verano Zapatillas Punta Abierta Malla Superior Hembra Verano Moda Zapatos Planos Zapatos Casuales para mujeres chicas (Color : Negro, Tamaño : EU38/UK5.5/CN38) Negro , Dickies Trabajo Zigzag de La Mujer Zapatos - , Ana Lublin OTAVIA Sandalias Mujer - Skechers Gratis 22758-Bbk, Zapatillas para Mujer Negro Bomba 5.5cm Flores Tacón grueso piel genuina Correa de tobillo Slingback Sandalias Zapatos casuales Zapatos De Vestir Zapatos de boda Mujer Sencillo Color puro Punta abierta Hebilla del cinturón Tacon , red , 39 White , New Balance 1080v8, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Azul (Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black) , Alaïa Mujer 6W3T123CC06 Negro Gamuza Botines - , Castañer Bonsai C3edss18001, Sandalias con Plataforma para Mujer - Dockers 32LN213 - Zapatillas Deportivas Altas de Material sintético Mujer Azul - Blau (Blau 600) , KHSKX-Bizcochuelo Pequeño Cuadrado Grueso Zapatos De Cuero Los Alumnos Aumentaron Salvaje Zapatos De Mujer Casual Negro De 6Cm Solo Zapatos 36 - Salomon L37167300, Zapatillas de Senderismo para Mujer Artist Grey/Deep Blue/Lucite Green 1TO9 - Punta Abierta Mujer - , Hogan Mujer HXW00N020106WVB800 Azul Cuero Zapatillas , Find Bailarinas para Mujer Rojo (Dark Red) Hotter Bliss, Merceditas para Mujer Naranja (Spice 125) Salomon RX Break, Chanclas para Mujer Azul (Pearl Blue/Fiery Coral/Pink Glo)

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Correr en monta?a

“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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