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Kopin Showcases New High-Performance VIPERâ„¢ Head-Mounted Viewer and Low-Power Display Technology

04/13/2009

TAUNTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 13, 2009-- Kopin Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN) will showcase an array of new display products, including one of the world's most advanced head-mounted display (HMD) products, at the Defense, Security, and Sensing 2009 Symposium, which opens today in Orlando, Florida. The Symposium is sponsored by the Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), an international organization advancing the science and application of light.

Kopin, the leading manufacturer of microdisplays for the U.S. military, will introduce a family of new ultra-low-power active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs) as well as its new VIPERTM HMD system. The VIPER HMD allows users to remotely view video from imaging devices, including thermal and surveillance cameras.

"The products we are unveiling today highlight the latest major engineering breakthroughs in our display solutions that further improve power efficiency and enhance performance,"said Michael Presz, Kopin's Vice President of Government Programs. "Our newest AMLCD architecture forms the backbone for a new suite of displays that consume less than 30 mW at full video rates " even for high-resolution SVGA, XGA and SXGA displays. The design combines our patented low-voltage architecture and advanced scanner circuit. These innovative circuit designs allow the display to be operated with a CMOS driver chip without the need for power-hungry level shifter and buffering circuits."

Kopin's new VIPER HMD is designed for Homeland Security, military and first-responder markets including police, fire, marine and border patrol. Weighing less than one ounce, the VIPER HMD can be easily attached to eyewear, goggles and helmet visors with a universal mounting system. The cabling system incorporates in-line quick-disconnect connectors for improved safety. It also has a universal video connector that allows adaptation to a wide range of video output connectors. The unit is capable of remote viewing of monochrome (RS-170) or color (NTSC/PAL) video.

"Kopin's family of displays, display modules, high-level assemblies and display subsystems are rapidly becoming industry standards for a broad range of imaging applications,"said Kopin President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. John C.C. Fan. "Because of the very nature of these applications, battery life is paramount and the breakthroughs we have achieved in power reduction are capturing industry-wide attention. These achievements, combined with our high-volume production capabilities, broad product offerings and strong financial position, are resulting in significant interest across a number of end-markets."

The Defense, Security, and Sensing 2009 Symposium will run through April 17 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center. Dr. Hong Choi, Kopin's Chief Technology Officer, is going to present a paper describing the latest development in Kopin's high-resolution, low-power display technology on April 16 (paper # 7326-15). Visitors to the Kopin booth (#623) will be able to see real-time product demonstrations and obtain technical information about each of the new products.

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 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.

Kopin, VIPER 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 VIPER head-mounted display system and low-power AMLCDs. 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, 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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