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

Puma One 18.4 IT Jr, Zapatillas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Negro (Puma Black-puma Silver-red Blast) Nike Jr Hypervenom Phelon 3 Agpro, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Verde (Elctrc Green / Blk-hypr Orng-vlt) , Adidas Nemeziz 17.3 FG J, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Blanco (Blanco/(Aerver/Aerver/Vealre) 000) , Nike Jr Mercurial Victory III AG - Botas de Fútbol Para Niño, Talla Blanco / Negro / Rojo Adidas Ace 17.3 FG J, Zapatillas de Fútbol para Niñas Multicolor (Energy Aqua /Ftwr White/Legend Ink ) , Puma Evotouch 3 IT Jr, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Negro (Black-white-safety Yellow 01) Joma Toledo Jr 604 Royal-Fluor Indoor, Botas de Fútbol para Niños ROYAL Adidas Predator 18.3 AG J, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Blanco (Ftwbla / Negbas / Correa 000) , Adidas X 17.3 FG J, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Blanco (Ftwbla/Azuene/Gritra) Adidas Predator 18.3 FG J, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Blanco (Ftwbla / Negbas / Correa 000) , Puma Evotouch 3 IT Jr, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Negro (Black-white-safety Yellow 01) , NIKE Nike jr mercurial victory iv fg zapatillas red fubol chico - adidas Botas de Fútbol de Piel Para Niño Arancione Fluo , Puma One 17.3 AG Jr, Zapatillas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Negro (Black-black-silver) , Nike Jr Tiempo Ligera IV FG, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Azul (Obsidian/Blanco/Azul Gamma/Azul Glaciar 414) Nike Tiempo Legend Vi FG, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Varios Colores (White / Black / Electro Green) Diadora 7-Tri TF Jr Ve, Zapatillas de Fútbol para Niños Amarillo (Giallo Fl Blu Fl Nero) , Adidas Messi 16.4 In J, Botas de Fútbol para Niños Shock Blue-matte Silver-black Adidas Performance F10 In J, Botas de Fútbol para Niños Gelb (Vivid Yellow S13 / Black 1 / Running White Ftw) , Puma Future 18.4 TT Jr, Zapatillas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Amarillo (Fizzy Yellow-red Blast-puma Black) , Nike Jr Tiempo Ligera IV FG, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Azul (Obsidian/Blanco/Azul Gamma/Azul Glaciar 414) , adidas Ace 17.4 FxG J, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Rojo (Red/Ftwr White/Core Black) , Adidas Nemeziz Messi Tango 17.3 TF J, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Multicolor (Tinuni / Vealre / Negbas 000) , Nike Jr Mercurial Victory Vi Sx AG-Pro, Zapatillas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Azul (Blue Orbit/White-blue Orbit-armory Navy) , Nike Jr Mercurialx Victory 6 DF TF, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Rojo (Universit?t Rot/Schwarz-helles Karmesinrot 616) , Adidas Ace 17.4 Sala In, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Negro (Core Black/Footwear White/Blue) Nike Jr Magista Onda II FG, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Bebé Naranja (Laser Orange/Black/White/Volt) Nike - Botas de Fútbol de Goma para Niño Verde Verde, Nero, Oro , Adidas X 17.4 TF J, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Amarillo (Amasol/Tinley/Tinley)

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Ecco - Botas para niño - MOM Las Sandalias Femeninas de los Altos Talones Acentuados Multan con los Zapatos Nupciales del Banquete de los Diamantes de Imitación,Blanco,37 blanco Availcx Clarks Vennor Walk, Zapatos de Cordones Derby para Hombre - Amblers Fs12C Metal Free Unisex Hardwearing Botas Botines - Zapato Reebok Arion Rb4501 Trabajo - ATLANTIC STARS 72N hombre bajas zapatillas de deporte ANTAR ANA - , Tod s Hombre XXM0GW05470RE0U820 Azul Gamuza Mocasín - Zapatos de Seguridad para Hombre Zapatillas de Seguridad Trabajo Industrial y Deportiva con Puntera de Acero LM-105 Negro , Morxiba - 8018 - Pala Caballero Piel Marrón , BOTA PANTER SILEX PLUS NEGRA Negro Converse All Star Hi - Zapatillas unisex Carbón , PABLOSKY 255871 - Deportivo Velcros Infantiles - , QIN&X La Mujer Sandalias de Tacón de Cuña - , Hogan HXW2540X300FRN7964 - Tobillo bajo Mujer - , 1TO9 - Punta Abierta Mujer - , Ajunr Moda/elegante/Transpirable/Sandalias Todos-match 8cm tacones altos Con una multa Punto Boca superficial... - Pinto Di BLU Susie, Botas Camperas para Mujer - Nike 849577-501, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Mujer Varios Colores (Purple Dynasty / White / Fire Pink) Make Your Shoes chuck taylor - Zapatillas de deporte de tela para niño multicolor multicolor - , NeroGiardin - Zapatillas para Mujer - , GAOQIANGFENG Señora patin con zapatillas de verano al aire libre de fondo plano,El Código (38),Beige - , Nike 828436-003, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Gris (Cool Grey / Cool Grey / Gold Leaf) Salvatore Ferragamo Bailarines Bailarinas Mujer EN Piel Nuevo Varina Blanco - , Desy de zapatos de mujer patente cuero tejido Otoño Invierno Novedad Moda Botas Botas cuña talón Square Toe Botines... - Berkemann Gioia, Zuecos para Mujer - Cómodo Zapato de Verano de Tacón Alto Hebilla de Sandalias de Mujer Sandalias de Plataforma de Verano - Converse 160421C Zapatos Mujeres Bainco , Christopher Kane Mujer 4722001064 Negro Tela Zapatillas Slip-On Andres Machado Bailarinas de Material Sintético Para Mujer Ante Maquillaje - , MizunoMizuno Synchro MD - Zapatillas de Running Mujer - ,

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Fútbol

“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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