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

DICKIES Granton - Botines chelsea de cuero hombre - Sitio Flex de seguridad entrenadores Negro Tamaño 12 - Las Zapatillas de Deporte de la Moda de los Hombres Son Casuales y Cuero Genuino del Lazo Botón de Metal Tendencia... - Buey ox-s242508 miel nubuck seguridad Boot, Tan, tamaño 8 - Uvex 9585.9 – 8 Wide Fit cordones botas de seguridad, S2, tamaño 8, Negro - , New Balance 840, Zapatillas de Senderismo para Hombre - Chippewa Mens 1901G31 Leather Boots - Pantofola d Oro Zapatillas de Piel para hombre - KS Tools 310.1650 - Zapatillas de seguridad con suela de aire, talla 47, color rojo - , Florsheim Urban - Botines Chelsea Hombre - Ryuugaku Mocasines de Piel Lisa para hombre - , Milwaukee Los hombres de la motocicleta moto botas Pure piel 6 inch cremallera Plain Toe Negro Regular - , Daniel Hechter HB46061W - botas de cuero hombre - , Zapatos de Seguridad Ultra-Ligeros - SAFETOE 7329 Zapatos Rojos Trabaja con Tus pies Bien protegidos para Hombres - , Timberland - Botas de Trabajo para Hombre, 6 en Calidad, Color, Talla 44,5 EU - , YONEX Power Cushion eclipsion 2 Blue 43 - , Birkenstock Madrid Birko-Flor - Sandalias de pala unisex - , Sandalias para Hombres Zapatos de Playa Casuales Sandalias Antideslizantes y Transpirables de Cuero Adecuado para... - , Trueno Nv107482 - Bota t39 con hebilla metal welder piel hidrof. ne nivel - , Valentino Garavani Sneakers Hombre - Tejido (0S0A40TDG) EU - , Puma Turin NL - Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Adulto - Cofra FW190 – 000.w42 tamaño 42 S1 P SRC nuevo persa – Zapatos de seguridad negro - , Adidas Stan Smith, Zapatillas para Hombre - Vans Ward Hi Suede/Canvas, Zapatillas Altas Hombre - Mocasines para Caminar Zapatos Planos de Cuero de Ante de los Hombres Zapatos Planos de Encaje de los Hombres... - HAIX Botas bomberos para hombre Fire Eagle - , Benavente Zapato de Ceremonia Piel Negro - , Zapatos de Hombre Mocasines y Slip-Ons de Cuero Zapatos de Conducción Casual Formal Business Work Negro, Marrón... - , Emporio Armani X4X215 Zapatillas Bajas Hombre - ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

TOMS Black Boots Size 8 - , Giasco hr165nr46 Thera S3 bajo zapatos, tamaño 46, Gris/Rojo - BOTTICELLI LU36201 Sneakers Hombre - , Zapatillas Nike Dunk High Pro SB Blanco / Blanco / Lt Base Gris, Hombre 10 Estados Unidos - , Teva Sandalia de cuero Slide universal masculino - , CA 220V 2 Posición 5 5 Camino de la válvula solenoide conectado Base Silenciador 4V210-08 - , Nike Air Max 97 PRM SE Black Reflective Gold - Black/Black-Metallic Gold Trainer Black , Skechers Equalizer-Persistent, Zapatillas de Deporte Exterior para Hombre Negro (Bkw) Diadora Glove II Low S3 HRO Sra - Calzado de Protección Unisex Adulto Negro (Nero) Goodyear G138843C - Botas (piel serraje, talla 39) color azul - Portwest FW16 - Boot welted 39/6 PAS, color Negro, talla 39 Negro Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Season Ox, Zapatillas Unisex adulto Negro - Gris Salomon XA Pro 3D K, Zapatillas de Running infantil Multicolor (Scarlet Ibis/Fiery Red/Night Sky 000) PIE LIBRE Sandalias de Cuña Marfil/Natural EU 36 - , Diadora V7000 Weave, Sandalias con Plataforma Unisex Adulto - SHINIK Chancletas de la plataforma de la tela de las mujeres al aire libre/vestido negro/blanco tamaño 35-39 (Color : Negro, tamaño : 39) Negro , Crocs Sanrah Círculo de la sandalia - Andres Machado Sandalias de Material Sintético Para Mujer Negro Soft Negro - MTBALI - Sandalia Alpargata con Cuña, Mujer - Modelo Nor White - Superga 2750 COTU Classic, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto Beige (Ecru 912) Onfly Cool Boots 4cm Chunkly Heel Mesh Laceup Dress Shoes Mujeres Comforty Round Toe Net Splitter OL Court Shoes... - , GUOPIN Moda Sedosa Para Mujer Bloque De Las Señoras De Los Tacones Altos Correa De Tobillo Sexy Sandalias De Punta... - Pleaser Lip-150 - Sandalias con correa de tobillo Mujer - Pataugas Pright/M F2d - Botas Mujer - , Nike Camiseta de running para mujer - , Geox D Carey A - Zapatillas para Mujer Braun (Taupe/Chestnutc6103) , Gabor Shoes 62.69, Bailarinas Mujer Azul (Nightblue 46) , Palladium Mujer Botas Low Cuff W Mahogany Rose/Marshmallow (Rosa) , Hotter Jazz, Náuticos para Mujer Rosa (Powder Pink 123) Zapatos De Mujer Primavera Y Otoño Zapatos De Boda Para Banquetes Zapatos Universitarios Para Mujer Zapatos De Tacón Alto Puntiagudos Gradiente Purple ,

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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