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''The Sharper Image'' to Sell Icuiti's DV920 Video Eyewear Powered by Kopin Microdisplays; The First Major U.S. Retailer to Promote Eyewear for Mobile Video Applications

05/03/2006

TAUNTON, Mass., May 03, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kopin(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) today announced that The Sharper Image, a catalog, web and retail-based company that specializes in new, innovative and high-quality products, will start marketing Icuiti's DV920 Video Eyewear powered by Kopin's microdisplays. Icuiti Corporation, a Rochester, New York-based company, is a leading supplier of emerging Video Eyewear for personal mobile entertainment. The DV920 Video Eyewear enables a private, big-screen viewing experience that fits in a pocket or purse, and eliminates the drawback of mobile content viewing on a tiny built-in screen.

The DV920 incorporates two CyberDisplay(R) VGA full-color microdisplays with 640 x 480 resolution. At just 3.5 ounces, the DV920 is among the smallest and highest resolution personal display systems on the market. Worn like a regular pair of sunglasses, the DV920 offers a private home-theater-size video experience - anywhere, anytime - with high-quality stereo headphones to complement the overall experience. The DV920 is ideal for watching streaming video on mobile phones, movie playback from portable DVD players, video podcasts and TV shows from a video iPod. The battery-operated device is simple to use, just plug and play.

"The amount of excitement surrounding the Video Eyewear market is overwhelming to say the least," said Paul Travers, CEO of Icuiti Corporation. "Video Eyewear is positioned to take the world by storm, replacing all of those tiny screens and changing forever the way people watch video outside the home."

"We are very excited to see The Sharper Image promote Icuiti's Video Eyewear," said Kopin's President and CEO Dr. John C.C. Fan. "This announcement is another significant milestone in establishing Video Eyewear as a new product category. As more mobile video content becomes readily available, consumers want to enjoy big-screen pictures on the go. Kopin's CyberDisplay products are helping to make this consumer desire a reality. Kopin is rapidly becoming the standard microdisplay of choice for video eyewear manufacturers like Icuiti because our products provide high-quality, vivid color images in a tiny package."

The DV920 is available initially from 50 of The Sharper Image's largest retail stores nationwide, online at www.sharperimage.com, or by calling direct at 800-344-4444. Accessories included with the DV920 are composite video A/V cables, a VGA cable for laptops and PCs and a complimentary video iPod cable. Also included is a sampler disk of select IMAXTM 3D video content and a soft carrying case.

About Icuiti Corporation

Founded in 1997, Icuiti designs and manufactures Personal Display Solutions for a variety of markets. The company is a leader in the emerging personal display market and today ships thousands of display systems to consumer and military customers all over the world. Icuiti is currently privately held with offices in Rochester, NY and Tokyo, Japan and on the web at www.icuiti.com or www.videoeyewear.com.

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation produces lightweight, power-efficient, ultra-small liquid crystal displays and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) that are revolutionizing the way people around the world see, hear and communicate. Kopin has already shipped more than 20 million displays for a range of consumer and military applications including digital cameras, personal video eyewear, camcorders, thermal weapon sights and night vision systems. The Company's unique HBTs, which help to enhance battery life, talk time and signal clarity, have been integrated into billions of wireless handsets as well as into WiFi, VoIP and high-speed Internet data transmission systems. Kopin's proprietary display and HBT technologies are protected by more than 200 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin's website at www.kopin.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this news release may be considered "forward-looking" statements under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include those relating to: the expectation that Icuiti's DV920 eyewear powered by Kopin's microdisplays will be marketed by The Sharper Image; market acceptance of DV920; the expectation of market penetration of video eyewear for mobile video applications; and the expectation that Kopin CyberDisplay products are to become the standard microdisplay for video eyewear manufacturers. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could materially affect future results. These risk factors include, but are not limited to: technical, manufacturing or other issues that may prevent Kopin to supply the required quantity of CyberDisplay products; and other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in the Company's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These include, but are not limited to, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005.

Kopin, CyberDisplay and The NanoSemiconductor Company are registered trademarks of Kopin Corporation.

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