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

GoldStar 1846ST Sandalias Niño Savana , GoldStar 7496 Sandalias Niño Rosa Pablosky 029526, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Azul , Sandalias y Chanclas para Niño, Color Azul, Marca PABLOSKY, Modelo Sandalias Y Chanclas para Niño PABLOSKY 584726 Azul Azul , Reef Ahi Light Up, Sandalias para Niños Multicolor (Red/Grey) IGOR Bondi, Sandalia con Pulsera Unisex Niños Blanco-fucsia , Birkenstock - Chanclas unisex Verde (Khaki Nubuk) , Sandalias, Estudiantes Pendientes Planos Pendientes con Zapatillas Coreanas, Apliques Exteriores Sandalias Comodín de Suela Blanda (Color : Negro, Tamaño : 35) - ZHANGRONG- Zapatos Ligeros de Senderismo, Transpirables, con Cordones para Todos los Zapatos de Temporada - para Trekking, Gimnasio y Correr (Color : B, Tamaño : EU45/UK10.5/CN47) B , Birkenstock New York, Pestaña Trasera para Niños Marrón (Pull Up Brown) Pablosky 029056, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Gris , Chicco Sandalias y Chanclas para Niño, Color Rojo, Marca, Modelo Sandalias Y Chanclas para Niño CALIMERO Rojo Rojo Biomecanics 182178, Sandalias con Punta Cerrada para Niños Petroleo/Azul Marino (Kaiser) Birkenstock New York, Sandalias con Correa de Tobillo para Niños Mehrfarbig (City Camo Gray) , GYHDDP Señoras Rhinestone Otoño e Invierno Salvaje de Tacón Alto/áspero con Martin Botas Pequeñas 3 Colores Opcionales, Tamaño Opcional C , Birkenstock Kids NEW YORK BF-NUBUK - Zuecos de material sintético infantil Gris (Gris (Stone)) Sandalias, Verano, Nuevo, Cuero Genuino, Dedo del pie Abierto, Tacón Alto, Tacón Grueso, Color Mezclado, Salvaje, Sandalias (Altura: 5 cm) Verde Chicco Sandalia de Niño Sandal Cortez , Chicco Sandalias y Chanclas para Niño, Color Rojo, Marca, Modelo Sandalias Y Chanclas para Niño CALIMERO Rojo Rojo BALDUCCI 10281 Sandalias Boy Amarillo Birkenstock - Taormina, Sandalia con Pulsera Niñas Rosa (Vernis Pink) , Birkenstock Milano, Sandalias con Correa de Tobillo para Niños Gris (Desert Soil Gray/ Ls Orange Desert Soil Gray/ Ls Orange) Timberland Oak Bluffs Leather Fisher, Sandalias Unisex Niños Marron Birkenstock 1008506 Sandalias Niños Azul , Timberland Adventure Seeker 2 Strap, Sandalias Unisex Niños Azul (Mykonos Blue) Birkenstock - Taormina, Sandalia con Pulsera Niñas Rosa (Vernis Pink) Gioseppo 44987 Chancletas Niños Blanco Birkenstock - Taormina, Sandalia con Pulsera Niñas Plateado (Magic Galaxy Silver) , Geox Jr Sandal Strada a, Sandalias para Niños Azul (Navy/Red)

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Timberland Euro Sprint - Botas para niños Black , Geox J Xunday D, Zapatillas Altas para Niños Azul (Navy/Grey) , Alexandra Blackrock stc-fw522bk-12 compuesto zapatos, Plain, piel, talla: 12, color negro - INMONARCH Hombres Boda Zapatos Cian Diseño Negro MJ011557 - , Safety Jogger 200257-38 Lava-217 S3, Talla 5, Negro/Gris - , Stringate UOMO Colmar Originals Travis-SUPREMEDENIM Primavera/Estate - , Amblers - Calzado de protección para hombre - , Dunlop - Calzado de protección de Caucho para hombre Negro negro - Clarks Reazor Edge, Mocasines para Hombre Beige (Sage Nubuck) Feidaeu - Brogue Hombre negro njx/de zapatos de mujer tacón bajo correa de tobillo/punta redonda/punta cerrada Oxfords oficina/vestido/casual... - ggx/mujeres zapatos de verano de piel sintética tacones/plataforma/Puntera abierta/correa de tobillo vestido Stiletto talón hebilla red-us8.5 / eu39 / uk6.5 / cn40 NINGUTA invierno ante tobillo botas mujer zapatos de mujer - Ecco 841663, Sandalias Mujer Negro (51052black/Black) Schuhe Thor - Flower-AGER Mujer Sandalias Punta Abierta Rhinestones Satin Zapatos de Novia Vestir Baile Noche EU35-EU42 ZY - , QIN&X Señaló la Mujer Tacones Bloque Toe Sandalias Al Tobillo. - , Nike 629226-413, Zapatillas de Senderismo Unisex Adulto - Asics Gel-Noosa Tri 11, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Rojo (Guava/Cerise/Pink Glow) Tommy Hilfiger Zapato Tammy Hilfiger Casual Mid Heell RWB T-40 - NVH Botas de Nieve de Otoño E Invierno Hembra Corto Tubo Femenino Botas de Algodón de Algodón Redondo de Encaje... - Tamaño 36-44 p zapatillas Flywire para mujeres Sneakers mujer Arena aire zapatos Zapatos de deporte al aire libre... - , Vans U Old Skool - Zapatillas, Unisex Adulto Azul (Navy) , ZCJB Zapatos De Verano De Las Mujeres Palabra Banda Cuña Talón Sandalias De Punta Abierta Femenina Plataforma... - ZCJB Zapatos De Plataforma De Sandalias De Verano Zapatos De Velcro De Mujer De Fondo Grueso Zapatos De Playa... - , Birkenstock Professional BILBAO BF - Zuecos de material sintético unisex Negro - Negro , Clarks Voyage Hop, Sandalias de Punta Descubierta Mujer - , Zapatillas de seguridad de mujer Groundwork GR95, con puntera de acero, talla 36 a 41 Lilac/Black , SCLOTHS Verano Chanclas Para Mujeres La mitad de arrastre Baotou desgaste exterior plana Negro 5.5 US/35.5 EU/3/UK Negro RTRY Las Mujeres S Wedding Shoes Confort Satin Primavera Verano Boda Vestido De Noche &Amp; Rhinestone Bowknot Champán Heelivory Plana Marfil Rubí Azul Us6 / Ue36 / Uk4 / Cn36 US6 / EU36 / UK4 / CN36

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Sandalias y chanclas

“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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