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Multi-Million Dollar Design Wins for Kopin's Ultra-Compact Micro-Displays

04/15/2010

TAUNTON, Mass., Apr 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Kopin(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), the leader in mobile display technology for consumer, industrial, commercial and military applications, today announced that it has begun volume production of its new CyberDisplay(R) VGA LVS and WVGA LVS displays for broad commercial sale. With tiny 3.75 x 11.25-um color dots, the full-color VGA (640 x 480 resolution) and WVGA (864 x 480 resolution) displays are 0.35" and 0.44" diagonal, respectively. Kopin's new displays are about 40 percent smaller than its existing displays of the same resolution, yet exhibit more vibrant color and consume less power. Shipments of the CyberDisplay VGA LVS displays are already underway for Samsung Electronics's brand new NX10 hybrid DSLR-style camera and Vuzix Corporation's Wrap 920 3D video eyewear.

"The superior color image, compact size and low power consumption make these new displays ideal for portable 3D systems and other devices that enable access to mobile content," said Dr. John C. C. Fan, Kopin's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The quality and reliability of the new CyberDisplay VGA LVS have been validated by our two early customers. Our success in advancing these displays with such tiny pixels into volume production is an important milestone. Our ability to produce displays with ever smaller pixels is critical to creating mobile video products which provide high-resolution brilliant color images at prices low enough to allow consumers to access the increasing volume of mobile video content."

The CyberDisplay WVGA LVS and VGA LVS achieve low power consumption by employing the Company's two patented innovations: low-voltage architecture, which reduces the input video voltage by half and allows the use of CMOS driver circuits, and clock driverless scanner circuits, which reduce the display panel power to less than 30 mW. Kopin provides a full-function, low-power A912 ASIC that drives the display from standard video inputs. The new displays also achieve better power efficiency through the use of advanced backlights, which provide a higher contrast ratio and more vivid color than conventional technology.

Samsung's NX10 camera is a compact and innovative DSLR-style camera with an electronic viewfinder. This hybrid camera incorporates an APS-C size 14.6-mega-pixel CMOS sensor and accepts interchangeable zoom lenses. Vuzix's Wrap 920 is sunglass-style eyewear that displays crystal clear 2D and 3D video in a size equivalent of a 67-inch screen as seen from 10 feet. It connects to all NTSC or PAL audio/video devices including Apple's iPod and iPhone. More details of these products can be found at:

http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/photography/digital-cameras/nx-cameras/ES-NX10ZZSEB/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=features

http://www.vuzix.com/iwear/products_wrap920.html

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, 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 relatingto our expectation that the design wins will result in multi-million dollar revenues; our shipments of the CyberDisplay VGA LVS displays to Samsung Electronics' new NX10 hybrid DSLR-style camera and Vuzix Corporation's Wrap 920 3D video eyewear; our belief that the quality and reliability of the new CyberDisplay VGA LVS display have been validated by our early customers; and our ability to produce displays with ever smaller pixels is critical to creating mobile video products which provide high resolution brilliant color images at prices which will allow user to access the increasing volume of mobile video content. 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 ,Samsungand/or Vuzix cancels their orders for the VGA LVS;our CyberDisplay VGA LVS and WVGA LVSproducts could loose qualification by our customers, we may encounter problems and may not be able to manufacture or not be able to manufacture in the quantities or at the pricesour customers need the CyberDisplay VGA LVS and WVGA LVS displays; we may be unable to purchase the A912 ASIC or the backlight, 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 customers might be unable to ramp production volumes of their products; 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 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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