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 Alphabounce Beyond, Zapatillas de Running para Hombre Beige (Lino / Blatiz / Percen 000) , SalomonXA Pro 3D GTX - Zapatillas de Trekking y Senderismo de Media Caña Hombre Azul (Cloisonne/Navy Blazer/Sulphur Spring) Reebok Royal Glide Rplclp, Zapatillas Para Hombre Blanco (White / Gum) Adidas Adizero Hj, Zapatillas de Trail Running Unisex Adulto Negro (Negbás / Narsol / Ftwbla 000) Reebok Royal Glide LX, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Hombre, Blanco (CP/White/Black/Steel 000), 46 EU - , Santimon Zapatilla Baja Hombre negro , Salomon X-Scream 3D - Zapatillas de Running Hombre Rojo (Tomato Red / Flea / Gecko Green) , Merrell J37739 Sneakers Hombre WILD DOVE , SalomonXA Pro 3D GTX - Zapatillas de Trekking y Senderismo de Media Caña Hombre Verde Oscuro (Darkest Spruce/Sulphur Spring/Black) , Salomon X-Scream 3D - Zapatillas para Hombre Negro (Grey Denim/Black/Fluo Yellow) Asics Gel-Fujitrabuco 6, Zapatillas de Gimnasia Hombre, Naranja (Shocking Orange/Dark Grey 800) Nike 852441-001, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Hombre Negro (Black / Black-cool Grey-wolf Grey) CMP Atlas, Zapatillas de Running para Asfalto para Hombre Verde (Avocado-acido-malva) Merrell J37739 Sneakers Hombre WILD DOVE , Reebok Instalite Run, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Hombre, Blanco (White/Cloud Grey/Black 000), 42.5 EU Blanco (White/Cloud Grey/Black 000) Santimon Zapatilla Baja Hombre Azul , Haglöfs 491650 Calzado Trail Running, Hombre, Gris, 10.5 gris , Salomon Speedcross Pro, Zapatillas de Runing Hombre Rojo (Fiery Red/Bright Marigold/Black) Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX, Calzado de Trail Running para Hombre Azul (Slateblue/Black/Blue Yonder) , Salomon Zapatillas XA Lite de Trail Running para Hombre, Sintético/Textil Negro (Black/Quiet Shade/Imperial Blue) Asics Gel-Fujitrabuco 6, Zapatillas de Gimnasia Hombre, Gris (Deep Aqua/Black 400) Salomon Zapatillas XA Lite de Trail Running para Hombre, Sintético/Textil Verde (Onlime Lime/Darkest Spruce/Black) Inov8 TerraClaw 220 Zapatilla De Correr Para Tierra - SS17 Negro , SalomonXA Pro 3D GTX - Zapatillas de Trekking y Senderismo de Media Caña Hombre Verde (Chive/Black/Beluga) Salomon L39181800, Zapatillas de Trail Running para Hombre Negro (Black / White / Lava Orange) Asics Gel-Fujitrabuco 6, Zapatillas de Gimnasia Hombre, Gris (Carbon / Black / Hot Orange) , Merrell Bare Access Flex E-Mesh Negro , Santimon Zapatilla Baja Hombre Red Santimon Zapatilla Baja Hombre Azul

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Atlantic Stars Zapatillas de Piel Para Hombre Amarillo Amarillo - Azul - snfgoij Sandalias Para Hombres Deportes Al Aire Libre Ajustables Zapatos Cómodos Para La Playa Calzado Abierto... - Nike Air Max Guile Premium, Zapatillas Para Hombre - , BOTIN TIMBERLAND A1149 - Zapatos De Cuero para Hombres Tallados Bullock Zapatos Casuales para Hombres - Dunlop - Calzado de protección de Caucho para hombre Verde oliva - Delicious Junction - Mocasines para hombre - , Tod s Hombre XXM56A0V430EYD3TFG Azul Claro Cuero Zapatillas Toms Classic Castano Shearling Hombres Alpargatas Zapatos Caterpillar Argon Comp Toe - Botas de trabajo, puntera reforzada, cordones Negro , Crocs Stretch Sole Loafer, Mocasines para Hombre Nero (Charcoal/Citrus) GTVERNH-Stiletto Remaches Hebilla De Correa 11Cm Martin Botas Impermeable Antideslizante Resistente Al Desgaste... - , LBDX Zapatos de Mujer de Cuero Genuino Acentuado de Tacón Alto de Primavera Simple Rhinestone de Hebilla de Cinturón Rojo , YUBIN La Primavera Y El Verano Jóvenes Nuevas Zapatillas De Verano Femenino Llevan Zapatos De Cuero con Cordones... - Salomon X Ultra Prime W - Gola Coaster Satin Silver/White, Zapatillas para Mujer - Wuyulunbi@ Zapatos de mujer Glitter primavera otoño confort pisos señaló la convergencia para el vestido de Bodas... - , Wolky Roll - Zuecos para mujer - New Balance 373, Zapatillas Hombre Marrón (Brown) adidas Vs Advantage CL W, Zapatillas de Deporte Para Mujer Blanco (Ftwbla/Ftwbla/Pursho 000) New Balance Fresh Foam Kaymin, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Varios Colores (Fiji) Converse CTAS Lift Hi Black/White, Zapatillas Altas Unisex Adulto - , Nine West Women S Onlee Leather Ballet Flat, Black, 41.5 B(M) EU/8.5 B(M) UK - , PDX/zapatos de las mujeres talón plano señaló Toe Flats Casual negro/azul/rojo - , AJUNR-Zapatos De Mujer De Moda La Nueva Pista Irregular Zapatos Sandalias Boca De Pescado Zapatos Zapatos High-Heeled Femenina Como La Versión Coreana De La Marea Salvaje 38 Negro 38 Regatta Lady Holcombe, Zapatos de Senderismo Mujer Azul (Nvyblz/Icegr) Etnies Scout XT W s, Zapatillas de Skateboard para Mujer Blue Adidas 3mc, Zapatillas de Skateboarding Unisex Adulto Negro (Negbás/Marrón/Carnoc 000) , Diadora Run Textile ESD Low S1p, Zapatos de Trabajo Unisex Adulto Gris (Grigio Castello/grigio Alluminio) , Converse All Star Hi - Zapatillas unisex Negro (Black)

Enabled by unique properties of the electric ink

Flexible Displays

Reflective Displays

Transparent Displays

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Technology

Paper

Ink

Display

Publications

Correr en monta?a

“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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