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Kopin Showcases Breakthrough Low-Power, High-Density Display Technology at SID 2009


TAUNTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 1, 2009-- Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), the leader in microdisplays for consumer and military applications, will showcase its newest high-resolution, low-power displays in an ultra-small form factor at the SID (Society for Information Display) 2009 Exhibition. The event takes place June 2 " 4 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center inSan Antonio, Texas. The highlight of the Kopin exhibit is the new CyberDisplay® XGA LVS display with a full-color 1024 x 768 resolution in a size smaller than a U.S. quarter. The high-resolution images shown in the tiny microdisplay can be magnified by optics to provide large cinema-like pictures.

"We have achieved major engineering and scientific breakthroughs to improve power efficiency and further reduce the size of our displays," said Dr. Boryeu Tsaur, Kopin's Executive Vice President in charge of display products. "Our newest AMLCD advances allow the displays to consume less than 30 mW at full video rates " even for high-resolution XGA and SXGA displays. We have now reduced our color dot size to 3.75 x 11.25 µm, the smallest size in the world for the transmissive liquid crystal displays, and we believe it can be further reduced. We are now actively developing a 2048 x 2048-resolution display in a size smaller than a typical postage stamp."

New displays and modules being shown at Kopin's booth (#646) include:

  • CyberDisplay® XGA LVS display with a 0.57-inch-diagonal size, which is the smallest XGA display in the world. This display has the 3.75 x 11.25 µm color dots. It is targeted at emerging high-end applications such as virtual reality and 3D HD gaming. The CyberDisplay XGA LVS display is driven by Kopin's A251 driver ASIC.
  • CyberDisplay VGA LVS display with a 640 x 480 full-color resolution has a 0.35"diagonal size, substantially smaller than the 0.44"diagonal size for Kopin's existing VGA display. The display is targeted for lower cost, slimmer video eyewear. This display also has the same color dots as the XGA display. The CyberDisplay VGA LVS display is driven by Kopin's A912 driver ASIC.
  • BDM®-308K: The BDM-308K is an ultra-compact binocular display module with a 16:9-format 432 x 240 resolution to provide a wide-screen TV viewing experience (a virtual 40"TV screen viewed from a distance of 7 feet). The BDM-308K includes two CyberDisplay WQVGA LV displays, advanced LED backlights, and a pair of specially designed 27º 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. The BDM-308K is a plug and play system, which offers manufacturers a fast and easy way to design and bring new video eyewear products to the market.

"What OEMs expect from us is high-quality imaging solutions " and we deliver,"said Kopin President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. John C.C. Fan. "In addition to the high-performance displays, we offer a full range of advanced backlights, drive electronics, optics, display modules and assemblies in particle-free packaging. Our broad product offering, combined with our high-volume production capabilities and strong financial position, is essential to supporting the mobile imaging market. Now that we have reduced the HD TV to a size smaller than a quarter and made it hundreds of times more energy efficient, ultra-portable multi-media devices are becoming a reality."

In addition to Kopin's displays and BDM, products from the Company's customers (Myvu, Vuzix and Wild Planet) will be demonstrated at Kopin's booth.

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 30 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 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, 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 include statements relating to Kopin's introduction of and performance expectations for the XGA and VGA displays and BDM-308K; and the projection that ultra-portable multi-media devices are going to a reality. 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. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing, marketing or other issues that may prevent either the adoption or rapid acceptance of 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 technology 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 and commercial customers might be unable to ramp production volumes of their products; market acceptance of products in which Kopin's displays are integrated; manufacturing delays, technical issues, economic conditions or external factors that may prevent the Company from achieving its forecasts; 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 27, 2008, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months-ended March 26, 2009 , and the Company's subsequent filings 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 circumstances occurring after the date of this report.

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