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 Swift Run W, Zapatillas de Deporte para Mujer Blanco (Footwear White/Grey One/Ice Mint) , Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16, Zapatillas de Running Mujer Gris (Grau/Blau) Under Armour UA Rapid, Zapatillas de Running para Hombre Negro (Black/ Black/ Anthracite (004) 004) Under Armour UA Rapid, Zapatillas de Running para Hombre Negro (Black/ White/ White (001) 001) , Nike Wmns Air Zoom Vomero 13, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Negro (Lt Atomic Pink/White/Bleached Coral 600) Under Armour UA W Rapid, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Mujer Azul (Black Currant) , K-Swiss Aeronaut, Zapatillas para Hombre Gris (High-rise/Black/White) Asics Gel-Phoenix 8, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Varios Colores (Aqua Splash / Safety Yellow / Diva Blue) Asics Gel-Nimbus 19, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Negro (Black/Onyx/Silver) , Asics Gel-Kayano 24, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Mujer Gris (Glacier Grey/White/Carbon 9601) , Mizuno Synchro MD W, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Multicolor (Irongate/Silver/Blueradiance) Saucony Ride 9 W Pop, Zapatillas de Correr para Mujer Negro Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0-High Energy, Zapatillas para Mujer Blanco (White/Grey) Asics Gel-Kayano 24, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Mujer Rosa (Seashell Pink / White / Begonia Pink 1701) , Nike Flyknit Racer Zapatillas de Deporte, Unisex Adultos Black, Black-hypr Orng-vvd Prpl , Reebok Trainfusion 3,0 Mt El entrenamiento cruzado de zapatos Magenta Pop/Polar Pink/Solar Gold/White , Nike Zapatillas air mogan 2 Deep Burgundy/Deep Burgundy Saucony Jazz O Vintage, Zapatillas de Cross para Mujer Blanco (White / Blue 25) , Nike Zoom Winflo 4, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Multicolor (Glacier Grey/Obsidian-armory Blue) , NJX/ 2016 Zapatos de mujer - Tacón Plano - Punta Redonda - Oxfords - Casual - Cuero - Negro / Marrón / Amarillo / Rosa / Rojo , black-us8.5 / eu39 / uk6.5 / cn40 , black-us8.5 / eu39 / uk6.5 / cn40 black-us8.5 / eu39 / uk6.5 / cn40 , Adidas Distancestar W, Zapatillas de Atletismo para Mujer Morado Reebok Zigkick Tahoe camino II zapatillas de running White/Hydro Blue/Blue Bomb/Punch Pink , Nike Wmns Free Run 2 Ext - Calzado Deportivo para Mujer Mid Nvy/Dp Ryl Bl-mlbrry-prpl Brooks Pureflow 6, Zapatos para Correr para Mujer Multicolor (Black/Roseviolet/Bittersweet) , New Balance 1080v8, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Azul (Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black Clear Sky/Vivid Coral/Black) , Saucony Grid Cohesion 9 Mujer Fibra sintética Zapato para Correr, plateado, 36 - New Balance W1500v4, Zapatillas de Running para Mujer Blanco (White) Joma R.Victory Zapatilla Mujer Running Gris Saucony Break Thru 2 Silver/Purple/Blue, Color, Talla 6.5

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Adidas Gazelle C, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños, Negro (Negbas/Negbas/Negbas), 28 EU - Converse CTAS OX, Zapatillas Unisex Adulto - Vans Atwood - Zapatillas Unisex Niños Rojo (Varsity Red /Black) Ricosta Cory, Zapatos de Cordones Derby Unisex Niños Blau (See) Caterpillar - Calzado de protección para hombre - , Camel Active Sunlight 11, Zapatillas para Hombre - Cofra Sailor S1 P SRC par de zapatos de seguridad talla 44 color gris - , Facom VP.TREK-38 - Calzado Trek 38 - Columbia Redmond, Zapatillas de Trekking para Hombre Marrón (Cordovan, Dark Ginger 231) Moreschi Hombre 41335Rliegibrown Marrón Cuero Mocasín - , kalra Creations Hombre tradicional Piel de chanclas de la India - , Vans U Era 59 Plaid - Zapatillas Bajas Unisex Plaid/Ivy Green , El hombre que conducía el coche Patines Calzado casual calzado casual clásico de alta calidad 9880 black , Skechers 64680 Diameter Valen - Charcoal/Dark Brown negro Bellota (S3) 72212M - Zapato Trail Marrón, talla 45 Marrón , Find Botas Altas Show para Mujer Gris (Grey) Feidaeu - Brogue Hombre azul oscuro Arraysa Women Arlxrt Round-Toe 7.5CM Block Heel Zapatos de Tacón Alto con Cremallera, Negro, 35.5 - CanadianLine - Calzado de protección para mujer - , Las Mujeres Sandalias de Tacón Puntiagudo Flip Flop con Fino - YUBIN Zapatilla Mujer Desgaste Fuera De Piso Cómodas Sandalias Ms Fondo Suave Zapatos De Mujer Sandalias Antideslizantes... - LISABOBO Mujeres de moda de verano zapatillas fuera se visten de negro elegante y cómoda ( Tamaño : EU39/UK6/CN39 ) - , Merrell - Senderismo de Sintético Mujer - , Chaussures femme Yonex PC 03 Z - Black Eagle Athletic 2.0 MID/Black, impermeable mediante Gore-Tex - , Le Chameau BTE/N/H VIERZ M - Botas clásicas de goma hombre - Hot Chocolate Design Chocolaticas Eternal Love Bailarina Mary Jane para Mujeres Varios Colores Converse Chuck Taylor CTAS 70 Hi Canvas, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Adulto Black Monochrome N , Fly London Yule, Botas Cuña para Mujer Azul (Navy) , Naturino Falcotto 1471 - Zapatos de Primeros Pasos Bebé-Niñas - ,

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 asfalto

“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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