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Kopin Corporation Appoints James K. Brewington to Board Of Directors; Lucent Technologies Executive Brings Nearly 40 Years of Communications Industry Experience


TAUNTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2006--Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed James K. Brewington, president of Developing Markets at Lucent Technologies, to its Board of Directors.

"Jim Brewington brings to Kopin an extensive knowledge of the global communications market, a background that will be invaluable as we continue to expand the opportunities for our HBT and display technologies," said Dr. John C.C. Fan, Kopin's chairman and chief executive officer. "Having played a key role in building the Mobility business at Lucent and establishing its leadership in third generation technologies, Jim understands the catalysts that are driving our end markets. This expertise makes him an ideal choice not only as a board member, but also as a strategic asset to our company."

Prior to heading Lucent's Developing Markets group, Mr. Brewington, 62, served as president of the company's Mobility Solutions Group, where he was responsible for all wireless infrastructure for the mobility segment, including global wireless development and product architecture, project management, and business and product management. He began his career at AT&T in 1968, and over the ensuing 38 years he has held various executive management positions in the telecommunications industry, including overseeing Bell Telephone Wireless Laboratories.

Mr. Brewington was a member of the United States/Egyptian Presidents' Council, a business advisory panel established by President Clinton and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to improve bilateral commercial and economic relationships. He also serves on the board of directors of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council and INROADS/North Jersey, Inc., a non-profit organization that trains minority youth for careers in business and industry. He is a member of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) and the CTIA Wireless Foundation.

Mr. Brewington holds an MBA from the University of Seattle, a master's degree from Stanford University's Sloan Fellows Program and a bachelor's degree from the College of Idaho.

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 already has 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

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this news release about the election of James K. Brewington to Kopin Corp.'s Board of Directors may be considered "forward-looking" statements under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include the expectation that Brewington's background will be invaluable as the Company continues to expand the opportunities for its HBT and display businesses. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could materially affect future results. These risks include, but are not limited to: technical, manufacturing, marketing or other issues that may prevent either the adoption or rapid acceptance of the Company's products; competitive products and pricing; the risk that new product initiatives and other research and development efforts may not be successful; the loss of significant customers; the potential that costs to produce the Company's microdisplay and HBT products will increase significantly, or that yields will decline; the potential that military programs involving Kopin's products will be delayed or cancelled; the potential that the Company's military and commercial customers might be unable to ramp production volumes of their products; market acceptance of video eyewear products; manufacturing delays, technical issues, economic conditions or external factors that may prevent the Company from achieving its financial guidance; 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.

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