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Kopin and SENSIO Showcase 3D Video Eyewear at 3D BizEx


The Eyewear Delivers Full DVD-Quality 3D Video

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2007--Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) and SENSIO Technologies Inc. are demonstrating 3D video eyewear showing full DVD-quality movies at the 3D BizEx conference. The symposium, which focuses on stereoscopic 3D displays, markets and technologies, is being held on September 18 and 19 in Burlingame, California. The 3D eyewear combines Kopin's BDM-922K binocular optical engine with SENSIO's S3D-220 decoder chip technology.

"We are pleased to have a strategic alliance with SENSIO to provide the solution for 3D eyewear with superb image quality," said Dr. John C.C. Fan, Kopin president and CEO. "SENSIO is a leader in 3D video technology, and major Hollywood studios have granted the distribution rights for their 3D movies in the SENSIO(TM) 3D format. SENSIO and Kopin will work closely to productize the interfacing hardware and software for a self-contained system that allows consumers to enjoy true 3D movies with full DVD quality at home or on the go."

Nicholas Routhier, President and CEO of SENSIO commented: "We are excited to work with Kopin, the leader in providing video eyewear solutions. By incorporating two microdisplays, the eyewear is a natural way to enjoy 3D movies and games, providing the full depth of 3D space perception in an immersive theater-like movie experience. It is a milestone in the 3D movie industry to be able to provide the 3D movie content, 3D movie playback system, and 3D display to consumers in a coherent manner."

The SENSIO(TM) 3D technology is firstly composed of the S3Dcore. This revolutionary digital video process allows for the broadcast and storage of stereoscopic (3D) content, such as 3D movies for home viewing, using the standard 2D video distribution infrastructure. In addition, the SENSIO(TM) universal output technology, called Uniform, allows for the output of the SENSIO(TM) formatted content to any type of 3D display device. The SENSIO(TM) technology is compliant with any compression codec such as MPEG2 or MPEG4. It offers full-screen, high resolution and full-color 3D format compatible with all existing and future distribution channels such as pay per view, video on demand, DTV and HDTV broadcast.

The BDM-922K, the optical engine in an eyewear format in volume production, delivers crisp, full-color VGA-quality (640 x 480 resolution) video, creating the effect of a virtual 48-inch display viewed from a distance of seven feet. It requires only 3.3 V power and video input, in either NTSC or PAL format. Integrated into a lightweight (0.9 oz), self-contained unit (95.6 mm x 22.3 mm x 31.1 mm), the BDM-922K includes two Kopin CyberDisplay VGA displays, backlights, and a pair of 24-degree field-of-view optics with large eye relief (20 mm) and pupil size (10 mm). The displays are precisely aligned both to the optics and to each other for viewing comfort.

About SENSIO Technologies

Founded in 1999, SENSIO Technologies Inc. (TSX.V:SIO), headquartered in Montreal, Canada, develops and markets forward-looking stereoscopic technologies designed to offer the most advanced and immersive cinematographic experience available. Its flagship technology, SENSIO(R)3D, allows the high-quality distribution of 3D content through conventional 2D channels and playback on any display device, including plasma TVs, HDTV and glass-free 3D displays. Working with major Hollywood studios and large format 3D film producers, SENSIO has built up the one of the world's largest libraries of 3D movies for the home entertainment market.

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 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

SENSIO(R) is a trademark of SENSIO Technologies Inc. Kopin, CyberDisplay, CyberEVF and The NanoSemiconductor Company are trademarks of Kopin Corporation.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this news release about 3D eyewear, including the statement relating to SENSIO and Kopin's plan to productize interfacing hardware and software for a self-contained system, may be considered "forward-looking" under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might affect the actual results, performance or achievements include, among other things, the inability of Kopin and SENSIO to produce a working system, there may not be market demand for any system produced by Kopin and SENSIO, competitive products and pricing; the potential that Kopin might be unable to cost-effectively manufacture its BDM-922K; an increase in the price of raw materials used to produce Kopin's microdisplays; changes in consumer preference for digital cameras, or the emergence of alternative photographic technologies; issues related to the supply or production of non-Kopin components used to manufacture its customers' digital cameras; the potential consequences surrounding any findings relating to the Company's special committee's ongoing internal review of stock option granting practices; uncertainty of results of pending civil litigation related to the Company's stock option grant practices; the potential for further delays related to the Company's regulatory filings; general economic and business 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. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. The Company undertakes no responsibility to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstance occurring after the date of this report.

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    CONTACT: Kopin Corporation
             Richard Sneider, CFO, 508-824-6696
             RDW Group, Inc.
             Dave McDermitt, VP, 617-235-5812
             SENSIO Technologies Inc.
             Richard LaBerge, EVP & CMO, 514-846-2022, extension 14
             Evolution Group Inc.
             Sylvain Archambault, President, 866-703-4887

    SOURCE: Kopin Corporation