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Kopin to Showcase Breakthrough Shrinking Display Technology at SID 2008

05/20/2008

Company to Highlight World's Smallest SVGA Liquid Crystal Display

TAUNTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2008--Kopin(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) will introduce its newest displays and a sampling of its customers' eyewear powered by Digital iVision technology at the SID (Society for Information Display) 2008 Exhibition. The event takes place May 20 - 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Kopin will feature Company's 0.44"-diagonal CyberDisplay(R) SVGA LVS display - the world's smallest 800 x 600-resolution liquid crystal display (LCD). Kopin's Digital iVision technology provides large cinema-like pictures in a compact package by enlarging high-resolution images displayed in a tiny microdisplay with optical elements.

"Our recent technical breakthrough - shrinking the pixel size to less than 1/1000 of today's typical LCD TV - has enabled Kopin to produce the smallest SVGA display in the LCD industry," said Dr. John C. C. Fan, Kopin's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Conventional LCD TVs and laptop screens can now be reduced to the size of a fingernail, opening myriad potential applications to display high-resolution images in mobile portable devices."

    Products being displayed at Kopin's booth (#807) include:

    --  Kopin's CyberDisplay SVGA LVS: Dual CyberDisplay SVGA LVS
        microdisplays together with lenses produce stunning
        high-resolution color images. With a 32-degree field of view,
        the displays project the equivalent of a 48" TV screen viewed
        at a distance of seven feet. The displays use advanced circuit
        architecture and 8" Si CMOS processing for low power
        consumption. The improved liquid cell assembly process and
        innovative LED backlight deliver superb color images. The
        displays are driven by Kopin's A910 driver ASIC.

    --  Myvu Corporation's Crystal and Shades: Built with
        SolidOptex(R), the Myvu patented optical system, Crystal and
        Shades offer the world's thinnest, lightest and most durable
        video eyewear. A winner of the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show
        Innovations Awards, Crystal incorporates two of Kopin's
        CyberDisplay VGA microdisplays and provides an approximately
        22-degree field-of-view, providing the truest DVD-quality
        experience possible. Myvu Shades, incorporating two of Kopin's
        CyberDisplay 230K LV microdisplays, features an enhanced
        glance-down design that allows viewers to maintain the most
        situational awareness possible without sacrificing image or
        screen quality. This unique design provides a broad and
        unobstructed field-of-view that enables new applications and
        uses. Crystal and Shades are compatible with portable media
        players.

    --  Vuzix Corporation's iWEAR(TM) VR920 and AV920: A winner of the
        2008 Consumer Electronic Show Innovations Awards, the iWEAR
        VR920 is an interactive 3D video eyewear that plugs into a
        laptop or standard PC through a simple USB connection. With an
        integrated head-tracker having 360 degrees of freedom, the
        iWear VR920 allows the user to step "inside" the 3D game. The
        iWear AV920 is designed to be connected to all NTSC and PAL
        audio/video devices including portable DVD players, media
        players and gaming systems. Both iWear VR920 and AV920 utilize
        iWEAR 3D(TM) technology that makes 3D videos automatically
        functional to the viewer. They use two Kopin CyberDisplay VGA
        (640 x 480) microdisplays to create an experience that is
        equivalent to a 62-inch 3D big-screen image viewed from a
        distance of nine feet.

    --  Welton Electronics Ltd.'s ARGO(TM) PC/3-D: Incorporating
        Kopin's BDM(R)-922K, the Argo PC/3-D provides a Private Viewer
        with VGA resolution. It connects to a PC, DVD player, media
        player, 3G phone, game console, Xbox360, PS3, or Nintendo Wii.
        Lightweight, durable and highly portable, the Argo PC/3-D
        provides a 3D-movie or gaming experience equivalent to a 48"
        screen viewed from a distance of seven feet.

    --  Fujifilm Corporation's FinePix S8000fd camera: Incorporating
        Kopin's CyberEVF(R) 230K, the FinePix S8000fd digital camera
        with an 8-megapixel image sensor has an 18x optical zoom lens,
        Dual Image Stabilization technology for blur-free images, Face
        Detection technology that automatically adjusts focus and
        exposure to ensure beautiful portrait pictures, and automatic
        red eye removal.

    --  Olympus Imaging Corporation's SP-570 UZ camera: Incorporating
        Kopin's CyberEVF 230K, the SP-570 UZ camera with a
        10-megapixel sensor has the industry-leading 20x optical zoom
        with a large focal range (26 mm - 520 mm) and 13.5
        frames-per-second (fps) sequential shooting capability. The
        SP-570 UZ's Dual Image Stabilization technology and Face
        Detection technology help users capture sharp, brilliant
        portrait photos.

    --  Wild Planet's Spy Video ATV-360(TM): Incorporating Kopin's
        CyberDisplay 300S monochrome QVGA display, the Spy Video
        ATV-360 is the first remote-controlled Spy Gear video to offer
        audio transmission, full-circle spin control, and tank tracks.
        This upgraded ATV lets secret agents inspect enemy territory
        from the safety of their own spy headquarters. They can scope
        out a room and hear if anyone is coming from up to 75 feet
        away. The new track-based movement system traverses
        treacherous landscapes such as laundry-strewn bedroom floors
        and foyers filled with books and backpacks. The vehicle climbs
        over obstacles and wirelessly transmits real-time video and
        audio back to the driver.

Kopin, BDM, CyberDisplay, CyberEVF and The NanoSemiconductor Company are trademarks of Kopin Corporation.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this news release about the displays and products to be featured at the SID 2008 Exhibition may be considered "forward-looking" under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements relating to the potential of Kopin's CyberDisplay SVGA LVS microdisplay. 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, technical, manufacturing or other issues that may prevent Kopin from ramping up production or prevent the necessary product qualification processes from being completed; competitive products and pricing; the potential that Kopin might be unable to cost-effectively manufacture its CyberDisplay SVGA LVS display; an increase in the price of raw materials used to produce Kopin's microdisplays; changes in consumer preference for digital cameras and video eyewear products; or the emergence of alternative technologies for these and other applications being targeted by the Company; issues related to the supply or production of non-Kopin components used to manufacture the Company's products; and other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in the Company's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 12 months ended December 29, 2007. 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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SOURCE: Kopin Corporation