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Kopin Exhibits CyberDisplay-Powered Military and Industrial Products at SID 2006; Ruggedized CyberDisplay LCDs the Microdisplay of Choice for Night Vision Systems and Thermal Weapon Sights


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 military and industrial products incorporating Kopin's ruggedized CyberDisplay(R) LCDs at the SID (Society for Information Display) 2006 Exhibition, being held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco today through Thursday.

"Our CyberDisplay product family is the microdisplay technology of choice for a wide range of battery-operated thermal imaging products, from helmet-mounted viewers to thermal weapon sights and advanced night vision goggles," said Dr. John C. C. Fan, Kopin's President and CEO. "Kopin is committed to providing ruggedized display solutions for industrial and military applications where performance, reliability and low power are critical. In partnership with U.S. government agencies, we are developing new displays and display technologies designed to satisfy a host of new military and commercial applications."

The Kopin exhibit (Booth #1636) includes the following products:

  • The Auxiliary Targeting Viewer (ATV) is an integrated helmet-mounted display product specifically developed by Kopin for the thermal imaging market. The ATV is designed as a lightweight, high-resolution, monocular sight for covert reconnaissance, target acquisition and weapons firing. The ATV gives the soldier an "over the wall" view of battlefield conditions and the ability to acquire targets and fire the weapon from a covert, protected position. The unit incorporates Kopin's ruggedized monochrome VGA CyberDisplay 640M, common to all U.S. Army production TWS programs. The ATVs are compact and robust enough to be carried in a field jacket pocket. The unit - powered from two CR123 batteries - will operate for up to 12 hours.
  • DRS Technologies' family of Thermal Weapon Sight products include the Light, Medium and Heavy Thermal Weapon Sights (LTWS, MTWS and HTWS), all of which incorporate Kopin's CyberDisplay 640M. These sights increase soldier operational effectiveness by providing lightweight, reliable and soldier-friendly sights, ensuring high performance and supportability. The TWS family of products offers day/night reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition for individual and crew-served weapons as well as other man-portable applications. Each sight has an option for a wide field-of-view where close-in focus is required and a narrow field-of-view for situations demanding distant target detection and recognition. Lightweight battery packs power all DRS thermal sights for up to 25 hours.
  • ELCAN Optical Technologies' DigitalHunter(TM) is a riflescope for the 21st century. It is a fully digital sighting system designed to bring the benefits of modern technology to enhance the enjoyment and safety of the hunting experience. Utilizing a full-color CyberDisplay 922K display, the unit is rugged and easy to use, providing electronic sighting with image quality rivaling optical sights. The DigitalHunter is a revolution in riflescope technology, departing from the obsolete glass-and-metal riflescopes of yesteryear and bringing today's serious hunters benefits offered by modern technology.
  • ITT Night Vision's Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG) allows for improved mobility and situational awareness by providing the soldier with the combined images from an image intensifier and a thermal imager. The thermal scene is displayed on Kopin's high-resolution, ruggedized CyberDisplay SVGA microdisplay, and the Kopin display subsystem optically combines this image with the output of an image intensifier. While the image intensifier amplifies available light and allows soldiers to "turn night into day," it cannot see through battlefield smoke or fog and has limitations in extremely low light conditions such as those seen in tunnels and deep caves. However, the thermal camera is able to operate in any lighting condition, day or night and is able to see through smoke and fog. By combining the strengths of both technologies into one unit, the ENVG allows soldiers to complete their missions more safely and more effectively in any battlefield environment.
  • Raytheon's light thermal weapon sight (LTWS) combines Raytheon's advanced thermal imaging technology and Kopin's CyberDisplay 640M to give the infantryman the ability to shoot equally well day or night, through battlefield obscurants, adverse weather and zero-illumination situations. Weighing less than three pounds, the LTWS is powered by commercially available AA batteries and utilizes an eyecup-activated stand-by mode for power conservation. The LTWS successfully completed the U.S. Army's initial operational testing in December 2001 and has been deployed in significant numbers. This device is actively used by U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan today.

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, CyberDisplay and Digital iVision 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 fact that the CyberDisplay products are the microdisplay of choice for full range of military products; Kopin's commitment to providing ruggedized display solutions for industrial and military applications; the expectation that the development in display and display technology will open up new military and commercial applications. 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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