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

Reebok Classic Patent, Zapatillas de Running para Niñas Negro (Black 000) , Converse Youths Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Zapatillas de Tela, Unisex - Infantil Azul (Azul Marino) New Balance 500, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Azul (Navy/Blue Bb) , Munich Slip On 1515765, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Blanco , Nike Air MAX BW (GS), Zapatillas de Running para Niños Gris (Gris (Wolf Grey/White-cool Grey-black)) New Balance - Zapatillas para Niños Gris / Rosa , Converse Youths Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Zapatillas de Tela, Unisex - Infantil Azul (Azul Marino) Asics Gel-Lyte III PS, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Multicolor (Sport Pink/White/Primrose Purple) , adidas Performance 11Nova IN J - Zapatos de fútbol de cuero niño Blanco - Wei? (Running White Ftw / Vivid Red S13 / Black 1) Nike Court Borough Low (TDV), Zapatillas de Gimnasia para Niños Blanco (White/White 100) , Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra GS, Zapatillas de Gimnasia para Niños Negro (Black M T L C Pewterblackwhite 021) Däumling Timmy St - Andi - Aspen - Botas Chukka de cuero niño Aspen Espresso , Falcotto Zapatilla Deportiva Azul de Tejido Sintético, Ideal Para el Primer Paso y el Gateo, Niño, Niños - KangaROOS Divided B - Zapatillas de correr de material sintético infantil Gris - Grau (Dark Grey/Orange/Black) Nike Jordan Executive Bg, Zapatillas de Deporte para Niños Negro (Black / Black-black) , Däumling Timmy St - Andi - Aspen - Botas Chukka de cuero niño Aspen Espresso , Converse CTAS Core Hi Zapatillas de Tela, Unisex - Infantil Rosa Converse All Star Customized - Zapatos Personalizados (Producto Artesano) Vintage Paysley Nike Huarache Run (GS), Zapatillas de Running para Niños Blanco , Munich G3, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Marino / Verde Adidas ZX Flux C, Zapatillas de Gimnasia Unisex Niños Gris (Grey One F17/Grey One F17/Ftwr White) , Converse Youths Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Zapatillas de Tela, Unisex - Infantil Azul (Azul Marino) Adidas Vs Hoops 2.0 CMF C, Zapatillas de Gimnasia Unisex Niños Gris (Griuno / Aeroaz / Ftwbla 000) , Adidas Predator Tango 18.3 In J, Zapatillas de Fútbol Sala Unisex Niños Negro (Negbas / Ftwbla / Rojsol 000) , Munich G3, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Blanco / Naranja Kelme Trueno Kids, Zapatillas de Fútbol Sala Unisex Niños Rojo (Red) , Asics Gel-Lyte III PS, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Multicolor (Dark Grey/White) , Heelys Propel 2.0, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Varios Colores (Black / Red / Confetti) , Biomecanics 151180, Zapatillas infantil Blanco Y Azul ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Geox J Mattias B ABX B, Botas Chukka para Niños Verde (Green/Brown) , Adidas CF Racer TR K, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Negro (Negbás/Naalre/Carbon 000) Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Speciality Hi, Zapatillas Altas de Tela Unisex Adulto Gris , New Balance Kv373v1y, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Amarillo (Sand) , Ricosta Kelly, Zapatos de Cordones Derby Unisex Niños Azul (See 178) Solid Gear sg8000147 Bushido Glove – Zapatos de seguridad S1P talla 47 NEGRO - , Zapatos De Oxford Zapatos De Cuero De Negocios Hombres Zapatos Deportes Cool Senderismo Playa - , Shenduo Hombre Zapatos Casuales - Mocasines de Cuero Suave sin Cordones Cómodos para Hombre D7152 - , Mephisto Sandalias de Vestir Para Hombre - , Liberty Warrior - Zuecos de piel para hombre negro Schwarz - Timberland - TBL PRO SPLITROCK Gaucho 47 - , Softshell chaqueta de Marte "talla L, colour negro" - Groundwork GR86 S Zapatos de Seguridad de Cuero, Unisex negro , Crocs Yukon Mesa M - Zuecos Hombre Azul (Navy/Navy) , INMONARCH Hombres Azul Marino Kheenkhap Boda Zapatos MJ18307 , MDRW-Lady/Elegante/Trabajo/Ocio/Muelle Fina 8 5Cm Con Tacones Altos Los Remaches Doble Toe Toda La Correspondencia... - Florens W8562 Slip-on Zapatos Chica Rosa , Zapatos de Mujer Fleece Primavera/Verano Club Zapatos Tacones Stiletto Heel Peep Toe Hebilla Ladies Office & Career/Fiesta y Noche/Vestido Rojo Glerups Unisex Slippers Demin - , Cafè Noir KGB101 Sandalias Tobillo Y Cristal - , dkode - Cerrado de Piel Lisa Mujer - Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Azul (Photo Blue/Deep Royal Blue-pink Blast) Nike Revolution 3 - Zapatillas de Entrenamiento, Mujer Red , VANQUISH 2, Black/Fuchsia, 37 1/3 EUR (23 CM) - , BAJIAN-LI Alto Verano heelsWomen Sandalias, Peep-Toe Zapatos Bajos Señoras Chanclas Sandalias Zapatos - Flower-AGER Mujer Sandalias Punta Abierta Rhinestones Satin Zapatos de Novia Vestir Baile Noche EU35-EU42 ZY - zapatos casuales Sra primavera y otoño zapatos de ascensor Sra pendiente del mollete con escogen los zapatos ,... - AJUNR Moda/elegante/Transpirable/Sandalias Zapatos de mujer Cabeza puntiaguda Ahuecado hacia fuera Disparo Zapatillas... - Dr. Martens Sheridan, Botines para Mujer Rojo (Old Oxblood 626) , La terraza de verano y tamaño, estudiantes con sandalias de tacón, negrita y rosa 37 Pink ,

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Aire libre y deporte

“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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