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 Fortarun X CF K, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Azul (Azutiz / Aerorr / Ftwbla 000) , Adidas Fortarun X CF K, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Naranja (Cortiz / Ftwbla / Pertiz 000) , Asics Gt-1000 5 GS, Zapatos para Correr Unisex Niños Varios Colores (Diva Pink / Sun / Melon) Nike Tanjun GS, Zapatillas de Running para Niños Azul (Navy/Vast Grey/White 403) , Asics Patriot 9 GS, Zapatillas de Running para Niños Azul (Porcelain Blue/White/Flash Coral 1401) Adidas X_PLR J, Zapatillas de Gimnasia Unisex Niños Blanco (Footwear White/Footwear White/Footwear White 0) , Nike Revolution 3 (GS) - Zapatillas de Running Niños Rojo / Plateado / Negro / Blanco (Unvrsty Rd / Mtllc Slvr-blck-wht) Nike Tanjun GS, Zapatillas de Running para Niños Gris (Anthracite/University Red White) , New Balance KX624 Lace-Up Training Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid) Black Nike Tanjun GS, Zapatillas de Running para Niños Negro (Black/Metallic Pewter/White 014) Puma Smash V2 SD V PS, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Negro (Puma Black-puma White 1) , Nike Flex Experience 4 (GS), Zapatillas de Running para Niños Blk/Mtlc Drk Gry-anthrct-white Nike Tanjun GS, Zapatillas de Running para Niños Negro (Black/Black 001) , Adidas Campus J, Zapatillas de Running Unisex Niños Rosa-grises Nike Downshifter 6 (GS/PS) - Zapatillas para Niño, Multicolor Gris / Verde / Blanco (Dark Grey / Wlf Gry-vltg Grn-wht) Nike Dart 10 (GS/PS) Zapatillas de running, Niños Gris / Plateado / Negro (Drk Grey / Mtllc Slvr-vvd Bl-blk) Asics Gt-1000 6 PS, Zapatillas de Running Para Niños Multicolor (Stone Greyclassic Re D Black) , Asics Gel-Galaxy 8 GS - Zapatillas de Correr para Niños Blanco (White/Grape/Living Coral 0136) , Adidas V Jog K, Zapatillas Unisex Niños De Color Naranja-azul-grises Asics Gel-Solution Speed 2 GS - Zapatillas para Deportes de Exterior de sintético para Niño Azul (Blue/Flash Orange/Silver 4230) , Nike Free RN 2017 (GS), Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Niños Multicolor (White/White/Black/Pure Platinum) , Nike Tanjun GS, Zapatillas de Running para Niños Verde (Cargo Khaki/Neutral Olive/White 301) , Adidas Altarun CF K, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Rosa (Rosrea/Ftwbla/Bayint 000) , Nike 869969 400, Zapatillas de Deporte Unisex Niños Azul (Midnight Navy/White/Dk Obsidian/Black) , Asics Gel-Zaraca 5 GS, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento Unisex Bebé Negro (Black / Pink Peacock / White) , Asics Gel-Lightplay 2 GS - Zapatillas de Running Infantiles Azul / Rosa / Lima Adidas Fortarun K, Zapatillas Unisex Niños Azul (Maruni/Rojbas/Ftwbla) Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra GS, Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Niños Multicolor (Dark Grey/Black-white-cool Grey 023) , Nike Free RN 2017 (GS), Zapatillas de Entrenamiento para Niños Multicolor (White/White/Black/Pure Platinum) ,

High contrast and great viewability at an affordable cost

Adidas Munchen, Zapatillas de Baloncesto para Hombre Gris (Carbon / Ftwbla / Dormet 000) Adidas Nemeziz 17.3 FG J, Botas de Fútbol Unisex Niños Naranja (Narsol/Negbas/Negbas) , CMP Rigel, Zapatos de Low Rise Senderismo Unisex Niños Verde (Avocado-antracite-cedro) Star Player Blanco Salamander 31-69804, Zapatos Hombre - Reef Fanning, Chanclas para Hombre - , Giasco ku051l42 bajo zapatos, Boston, S3, tamaño: US 8/tamaño UK: 42, color negro - , Mocasines de Conducción para Hombres Correa Decoración Slip-on Leisure Penny Mocasines Suela de Goma Suave (Color... - Base bo884 Luz S1P Hombre antideslizante seguridad zapato de entrenamiento con con cordones - , Roberto Ley Oxford Marrón Cagney - , Dr. Martens Corvid S1p, Zapatos de Seguridad Unisex Adulto - Zapatos De Vestir De Cuero para Hombres De Negocios Zapatos De Boda Respirables Cordones Ocasionales De La Moda - MYI Zapatos de Hombre Zapatos de Vestir de Primavera Zapatos de Negocios Brillantes Zapatos de Boda Británicos a Rayas Transpirables Zapatos de Cuero Black INMONARCH Hombres de Poliéster Azul Marino Zapatos de Boda Diseños Negro MJ10438 ailishabroy Sandalias de Encaje Planas Ocasionales Para Hombres Zapatos de Playa de Cuero Negro New Balance - Zapatillas de Material Sintético para mujer * - , Birkenstock Milano, Sandalias con Correa de Tobillo para Niños Negro (Noir Noir) Best 4U? Sandalias de piel sintética premium para mujer, punta redonda, 14 cm, tacones altos, 3 cm, suela de goma... - , Heckel Zapatos bajos de seguridad RUN-R Edición ACE S1P libre de metal, extremadamente ligera, div. mod. Gr -... - , Ara Bari, Bailarinas con Punta Cerrada para Mujer - AWXJX Temporada de verano Chanclas Mujer Pendiente exterior impermeable inferior grueso Negro de 12cm. 5.5 US/35.5 EU/3/UK Negro de 12cm. , L-XIE Mujer Sandalias Botas Cristal Grueso Alto Tacón Zapatos Transparente Red Negro Trabajo Fiesta Vestir Club... - , Adidas CF Qtflex W, Zapatillas de Gimnasia para Mujer Azul (Maruni / Plamet / Ftwbla 000) Mocas¨ªn Lee A Line de mujer, Navy, 5.5 M US - , Zapatillas Deportivas Sandalias de Zapatos de Moda Femenina de Verano Desgaste (Tamaño : 5.0) - Nike Zapatillas - , A.S.98 Sonia, Zapatillas para Mujer - , JRenok - Zapatillas Mujer Rojo Oxypas Doria, Zapatos de Seguridad, Mujer Blanco (Fux) , Clarks Maritsa Lara, Sandalias de Talón Abierto para Mujer Verde (Olive Suede)

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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