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Kopin President and CEO To Discuss Role of Company's Display Technology in Advanced New Military Systems

09/10/2007
TAUNTON, Mass., Sep 10, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kopin Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN) today announced that Dr. John C.C. Fan, the Company's president and chief executive officer, will present on Tuesday, September 11 at the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) Forum, "Perspectives on the Optoelectronics Industry: Advances, Challenges, and Growth Opportunities." Dr. Fan will give an invited talk on the role of Kopin's microdisplays for defense and homeland security. The Forum, taking place in San Jose, California, is organized by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

"I am delighted to share my perspective on the uses of Kopin's CyberDisplay technology in sophisticated new military systems such as the U.S. Army's Thermal Weapon Sight II program and Enhanced Night Vision Goggles," Dr. Fan said. "These advanced systems greatly enhance the ability of our soldiers to clearly see images in the dark or through smoke and fog, process information and identify targets on the battlefield."

About OIDA

The Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) is a not-for-profit association that serves as the nexus for vision, transformation, and growth of the optoelectronics industry. OIDA advances the competitiveness of its members by focusing on the business of technology, not just technology itself. OIDA provides roadmaps, reports, and market data for the optoelectronics industry, serves as the voice of industry to government and academia, acts as liaison with other optoelectronic industry associations worldwide, and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optoelectronics community.

About DARPA

DARPA is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects for DoD, and pursues research and technology where risk and payoff are both very high and where success may provide dramatic advances for traditional military roles and missions.

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 www.kopin.com.

CyberDisplay and The NanoSemiconductor Company are trademarks of Kopin Corporation. Kopin - The NanoSemiconductor Company(TM)

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 include the statement that the unique technology Kopin is producing with its manufacturing partners is revolutionizing the ability of soldiers to see images, process information and identify targets on the battlefield. 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, marketing or other issues that may prevent either the adoption or rapid acceptance of the Company's CyberDisplay 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 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 customers might be unable to ramp production volumes of Kopin's CyberDisplay products; the potential that military systems using Kopin's products may not receive qualification; internal and external factors including manufacturing delays, technical issues and economic conditions; and other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in the Company's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information concerning these and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, the Company's Form 10-Q for the six-month period ended July 1, 2006 and its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 under the heading "Risk Factors." Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements for any reason, including to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances.

SOURCE: Kopin Corporation

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