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Consumer Electronics Show Spotlights Award-Winning Mobile Video Products Featuring Kopin Microdisplays; Icuiti's DV920 for the Apple iPod is Among the Kopin-Enabled Products Leading a Revolution in Personal, Portable Home Theater


TAUNTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2006--Kopin(R) Corp. (NASDAQ: KOPN), the largest U.S. manufacturer of microdisplays for consumer, military and industrial applications, today announced it features a range of mobile video products enabled by its high-resolution, color microdisplays at this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

"This year's show highlights some of the exceptional new video eyewear that illustrates our leadership in the mobile video market," said Dr. John C. C. Fan, Kopin's president and chief executive officer. "Kopin microdisplays are at the forefront of a revolution that is bringing high-definition, large-screen video, images and information to life - in a personal and portable format."

Kopin-enabled products being demonstrated at CES include:

  • Excellent Media Group Co. (EMG) of Taiwan will display its i-Theatre(TM) system, which incorporates Kopin's BDM-230K binocular video subsystem into what EMG calls the world's most lightweight mobile video eyewear. Weighing just 2.4 ounces (1.5 times the weight of the iPod Nano), the i-Theater mobile system features a stylish, ergonomically comfortable design with long battery life (up to eight hours on 2 AA batteries). EMG is shipping i-Theatre products to customers worldwide, including Conrad, one of the largest on-line electronic retailers in Europe.
  • Icuiti Corp. of Rochester, New York is exhibiting several new products featuring Kopin microdisplays, including iWEAR(tm) - eyewear specifically designed for the Apple iPod. In addition, visitors to Icuiti's booth (#214 at the CES Innovation Pavillion in the Sands Expo and Convention Center) will be able to experience the DV920 Digital Video Eyewear, winner of the 2005 and 2006 CES Design Award. Icuiti also is offering a DV920 bundle for use with the video iPod, allowing users to experience 150 hours of video on the equivalent of a 42-inch color flat screen.
  • MicroOptical Corp., based in Westwood, Mass., will highlight its video eyewear, which uses two of Kopin's full-color, QVGA-resolution (320 x 240) CyberDisplay 230K microdisplays to create stunning imagery equivalent to a 12-inch screen from a distance of three feet. Thanks to MicroOptical's patented optics and the small size of the frame, users can watch video through the device without impeding the view of their surroundings. French Telecom's Orange SA has recently launched the mobile video service with MicroOptical's eyewear.
  • China's Shenzhen Oriscape (Booth #53097 at the Las Vegas Hilton) will feature Kopin's CyberDisplay(R) 180K, 230K and VGA in its line of Cyberman(TM) headsets, including the GVD510-3D, which provides a 3D stereoscopic virtual image equivalent to a 40-inch flat-panel screen at a distance of seven feet. The Cyberman plays media from sources such as DVD players, personal media players, PCs, portable TV tuners and cell phones. Users can also play the Nintendo GameCube(R), PlayStation(R) and Microsoft Xbox(R) video games.
  • Welton (Booth #11-208 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center), a Hong Kong-based consumer electronics manufacturer, is using Kopin's VGA color microdisplays for its Techwood TPH-03 Private Cinema. The eyewear can be connected to devices such as the portable DVD player (included) and a variety of popular game consoles including PlayStation, PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube.

About Kopin

Kopin is the largest U.S. manufacturer of microdisplays to the consumer electronics, industrial and military markets and the world's largest merchant supplier of heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) wafers for power amplifier integrated circuits. Since introducing its award-winning microdisplay technology in 1999, Kopin has shipped more than 15 million CyberDisplays for digital cameras, personal video eyewear, camcorders, thermal weapon sights and head-mounted displays. The Company also has shipped more than 500,000 HBT wafers, which have been integrated into more than one billion wireless handsets and into WiFi, VoIP and high-speed Internet data transmission systems. Kopin's technology is protected by more than 200 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin's Web site at

Kopin, CyberDisplay and the Nanosemiconductor Company are trademarks of Kopin Corporation.

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, which include those relating to the performance of and demand for products being exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show, involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could materially affect future results. These risk factors include, but are not limited to: the impact of competitive products and pricing, availability of third-party components, viability of integrated circuit fabrication facilities, cost and yields associated with production of high-efficiency microdisplays and modules, loss of significant customers, acceptance of the Company's products, continuation of strategic relationships, and the other risk factors and cautionary statements listed from time to time 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 Dec. 25, 2004 and Form 10-Q for the period ended Sept. 24, 2005.

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CONTACT: Kopin Corp.
Richard Sneider, 508-824-6696
Chief Financial Officer
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Scott Solomon, 617-542-5300
Vice President

SOURCE: Kopin Corp.