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Kopin Exhibits Advanced Microdisplay Products at SID 2006

Three New Wide-Screen Full-Color Displays and BDM-922K Video Subsystem Introduced

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2006--Kopin(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leader in microdisplays for consumer and military applications, will exhibit a variety of high-resolution microdisplays and Digital iVision(TM) products at the SID (Society for Information Display) 2006 Exhibition, being held at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center today through Thursday. The highlights of the exhibit include three new widescreen (16 x 9) versions of CyberDisplay(R) products and the BDM(TM)-922K video subsystem with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

"Our new widescreen displays and the BDM-922K further expand our already extensive portfolio of display product offerings," said Dr. John C. C. Fan, Kopin's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The CyberDisplay products range from tiny displays for entry-level consumer electronics applications to high-definition (HD) TV resolution displays in a postage stamp size for high-end eyewear applications to ruggedized displays for military applications. We have shipped more than 20 million displays, mostly for viewfinders in camcorders and digital cameras, but the emerging mobile video applications require higher resolution displays including the widescreen displays. The BDM-922K follows our successful BDM-230K product with QVGA (320 x 240) resolution, which has allowed OEMs to quickly introduce eyewear products at a lower cost without worrying about engineering details."

The Kopin exhibit (Booth #1636) includes the following new products that are available for sampling and sale now:

  • The CyberDisplay 152K LV with 695 x 218 color dots in a compact 0.20-inch-diagonal package is intended for electronic viewfinders in HD camcorders. A CMOS controller IC is available for this display.
  • The CyberDisplay WQVGA LV with a 428 x 240 full-color resolution in a 0.29-inch-diagonal package is ideal for entry-level video eyewear to watch movies, sporting events and music videos, browse the Web, check e-mails from mobile devices such as cell phones or play games on the go. A CMOS controller IC is available for this display.
  • The CyberDisplay WVGA LV with an 852 x 480 full-color resolution in a 0.58-inch-diagonal package is ideal for advanced consumer video eyewear products. A CMOS controller IC with the capability to drive two displays in 3D stereoscopic operation will be available in the third quarter of 2006.
  • The CyberDisplay SVGA LV display with an 800 x 600 full-color resolution in a 0.59-inch-diagonal package is targeted towards emerging high-end applications such as ultra-portable PCs and 3D gaming. A CMOS controller IC with the capability to drive two displays in 3D stereoscopic operation is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2006.
  • The CyberDisplay SXGA LV display with a 1280 x 1024 full-color resolution in a 0.97-inch-diagonal package is the world's highest resolution microdisplay, which is targeted towards emerging high-end applications such as virtual reality and 3D HD gaming. A CMOS controller IC is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2006.
  • The BDM-922K is a plug-and-play video subsystem with a VGA (640 x 480) resolution. It creates the effect of a virtual 48-inch display viewed from a seven-foot distance. The BDM-922K requires only 3.3 V power and video input, either in NTSC or PAL format, and has low power consumption (960 mW). Integrated into a lightweight (1 oz), self-contained unit (95.6 mm x 22.3 mm x 31.1 mm), the BDM-922K includes two CyberDisplay VGA displays, backlights, drive electronics and a pair of 32-degree field-of-view optics with large eye relief (20 mm) and pupil size (10 mm). The displays are precisely aligned to the optics and to each other for viewing comfort.

Kopin microdisplays are the world's only transmissive active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs) that use high-quality single-crystal silicon transistors. They offer the world's highest pixel density, allowing the highest resolution and sharpest image quality for their size. The CyberDisplay AMLCDs are based on the same color-filter technology and display architecture as the industry standard LCD TV, making it easier for design engineers to integrate them into their products. All new CyberDisplays utilize Kopin's patent-pending low-voltage architecture for low power consumption and compatibility with CMOS driver ICs. Kopin displays and their applications are protected by more than 100 global patents and patents pending.

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 shipped more than 20 million displays for a variety 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

Kopin, BDM, CyberDisplay, Digital iVision, 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 include those relating to: the performance of CyberDisplay and BDM-922K products; and expected availability of controller ICs for the CyberDisplay SVGA LV and SXGA LV. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could materially affect future results as listed in cautionary statements in the Company's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These include, but are not limited to, Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2005 and Form 10-Q for the period ending April 1, 2006.

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