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 ZX Flux J, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños - , ggx/de zapatos de mujer sintética tacón de primavera/verano/otoño/Pointed Toe tacones fiesta y tarde/vestido/casual... - ggx/de zapatos de mujer otoño/invierno comodidad/punta redonda talones Wedding/vestido cono talón hebilla/Split... - , ggx/verano/otoño sintética zapatos de tacón para mujeres/punta redonda talones oficina y carrera/vestido/casual... - Naturino Zapato Plateado de Cuero, con Insertos Laterales Elásticos, Logo Trasero, Niña, Niñas - GTVERNH Zapatos De Cuero Zapatos Ocasionales Hembra Verano Estudiantes Todos Coinciden Zapatos Cuarenta Black - adidas Unisex adulto G65347 Botas de fútbol, - - blue / white, 37 1/3 - ggx/verano sintética zapatos de tacón para mujer tacones Casual Chunky talón otros negro/blanco/almendra - , SAUCONY - , Converse All Star Customized All Star - Zapatos Personalizados (Producto Artesano) Black & White Paisley - , Nike Roshe One (GS), Zapatillas Unisex Niños - Clarks Tizz Fizz Bootleg Girls School Shoes in Black Leather - Converse Chuck Taylor CTAS Hi Synthetic, Zapatillas Altas Unisex Niños - GUNAINDMX Zapatillas de correr, con muelle, para todo tipo de deportes, negro, Thirty-five - GTVERNH-Un Boton De 8 Cm De Tacon Alto Zapatos Verano Sandalias Sexy Señoras Delgada Tacones Wild Zapatos Zapatos... - , ggx/talón de cuña de zapatos de tacón para mujer/zapatos de tacón y punta redonda vestido negro/rosa/Beige - Little Cerise LC Sacha - Zapatilla Baja Niñas - MDRW-12Cm Y Zapatos De Tacón, Botas Impermeables Con Cabeza Martin Hembra Botas De Tacón Alto Y Zapatos Algodon... - GTVERNH Cuñas Sandalias 17Cm Zapatos Flores Pasteles Suela Gruesa Zapatillas Hembra De Boca De Pescado Verano... - Zapatillas Nike Tanjun Junior - Color - 0, Talla - 38 - Unisex-Kids Carson 2 Sneaker, Love Potion-Puma White, 11 M US Little Kid - , Adidas ZX 850 CF I - Zapatillas para Unisex - Bambino - Botin Cremallera Y Hebilla 33 Burdeos - KHSKX-Nueva Sexy Sandalias De Dedo Europeo Y Americano Hembra Palabra Hebilla Zapatos De Tacon Alto Talón Zapatos... - Nike 654280-009, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Niñas - , Langmotai Zapatillas Zapatillas De Invierno En Casa De Gran Calidad Zapatillas Sandalias Femenina,2,5.5 - , Adidas la Trainer C, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños - , Garvalín Castle.Ju, Zapatillas Altas para Niñas - , Toughees Shoes Northstar Trainer - Deportivas de poliuretano unisex -

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Grisport Ignite, Zapatillas de senderismo para Unisex adulto Marrón (Beige) , Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo Industrial y Deportiva con Puntera de Acero LM... - , New Balance MC996 Goma Zapato de Tenis - , Bogs - Botas para hombre - , Kangaroos Dimitri - Zapatillas de Deporte de cuero nobuck hombre - , Elten 71321 Seguridad San Dale Ryan Blue Easy ESD S1P – Scooter, 38 - Sebago DORSET HIGH B16601 - Botas de cuero para hombre - , WYYY Calzado De Hombre Cordones Cabeza Redonda Zapatos Casuales PU Negro Primavera Y Otoño (Tamaño : 39) - , Tod s Hombre XXM0XY0X990D6Y99IL Azul Cuero Zapatillas , Vans - Atwood, Zapatillas Hombre Negro (Black/White Canvas) , Toms Classics 1001A07, Alpargatas Hombre Lemon Chrome Heritage Canvas CHAMARIPA Zapatos Botas Piel de Cuero para Hombre,Negro y Marrón - 9 cm Más Alto - V1931 Marrón Cofra 11430 – 000.w45 zapatos,Tolomeo, tamaño 10,5, negro - , Zapatillas de Playa de Cuero PU de los Hombres Zapatillas de Deporte Sandalias Antideslizantes Ajustables sin Respaldo,para los Hombres Black NJX/ hug Zapatos de mujer - Tacón Bajo - Puntiagudos - Oxfords - Exterior / Casual / Deporte - Semicuero - Negro... - LGK&FA Hueco Delgados Stilettos Con Un Delgado Todos-Match Onda Sandalias De Gamuza Gris 34 - VIVIOO Sandalias De Mujer Sandalias De Tacón Alto Sandalias De Tacón Alto Shoesbaotou Sandalias De Mujer Con Hebilla... - , FIT Flop Zapatos de Mujer Cuero Toffee Tan Mod Positano - MARRADINI Zuecos de Piel Lisa Para Mujer Beige Beige - KPHY Moda Clasica Salvaje Bordados National Wind Bordados Sandalias Zapatos De Mujer Primavera Cordones Zapatos Planos.Treinta Y Cinco Blanco white Vans W ATWOOD LOW (CANVAS) PEWTER - Zapatillas de lona mujer Gris (Canvas Pewter/4wv) , Las mujeres 039 s sandalias de cuero de nubuck de bomba básica vestimenta casual verano hebilla bomba básica Chunky... - Le COQ Sportif LCS R Flow W, Zapatillas para Mujer - , Toms Classics - Alpargatas para mujer Birch Strawberries And Cream , Cofra S1 P Asgard 13050-000 BGR191, Zapatos de Seguridad Guttorm, Sandalias de Verano, Negro, 42 EU - Zapatos Deportivos Ocasionales de Las Mujeres Zapatos atléticos Respirables Cómodos Primavera y Verano Nuevas Zapatillas de Deporte Negro/Rojo/Blanco Tamaño 35-40 Negro , Botines Anchos con Plantillas extraibles. Cierre con Cordones en Color Negro. Ideal para pies delicados Euro-Dan - Zuecos de cuero para mujer blanco blanco , Paco Gil P3187, Bailarinas para Mujer - , Palladium Pampa Hi Mono Chrome, Zapatillas Altas para Mujer Blanco (White 420) ,

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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