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Kopin Offers a New Plug-&-Play Ruby Display Module with SVGA Resolution

04/26/2011

Ruby and Other New Products to be Demonstrated at International Defense, Security, and Sensing Symposium

TAUNTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kopin Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN), a leading manufacturer of microdisplays for commercial and U.S. military markets, will launch the Ruby Module, a new plug-&-play, digitally interfaced display module, at the Defense, Security, and Sensing 2011 Symposium. The Symposium, which opens today through Thursday at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, is sponsored by the Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), an international organization advancing the science and application of light.

The Ruby Module is a commercial off the shelf full-color SVGA (800 x 600), plug-&-play display module in a compact, low power package. It accepts a wide range of digital input standards including VESA SVGA and VGA 60Hz, and is capable of operating in SVGA and VGA modes with image X-Y shifting capability to support accurate sensor alignment. Available in both military (ITAR) and commercial (EAR-99) version, Ruby is a high-performance display module suitable for a wide range of product applications.

“The purpose of our new Ruby Module is to simplify system integration of Kopin’s industry leading display products into non-custom applications,” said Tony Bacarella, Kopin’s Director of Business Development, Government Programs. “The Ruby module, measuring 25.9 mm x 25.9 mm x 9.4 mm and weighing less than 6.5 grams, is sealed to prevent foreign particles and comes with precision mounting features to ensure accurate image alignment. The module is fully calibrated and tested for consistent performance over the entire military operating temperature range and dimming range from <0.1fL (foot-Lambert) to >100fL in order to provide our customers superior image quality in demanding situations. The module is ideally suited for applications such as binocular helmet-mounted displays (HMDs), clip-on thermal systems and overlay fusions products.”

“We are delighted to add the Ruby Module to the Kopin family of display products,” said Kopin President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. John C.C. Fan. “Advancements in our display packaging technology and our ASIC developments have enabled us to offer OEMs a seamless solution to display system integration. We expect Ruby’s compact form factor to open new solution spaces in a wide range of products from video eyewear for consumer applications to HMD and weapon sights for the military.”

In addition to the Ruby module, Kopin will be demonstrating its latest displays including the CyberDisplay® SXGA LBC (full color 1280 x 1024 resolution in 0.97”), CyberDisplay SXGA LVS (full color 1280 x 1024 resolution in 0.77”) and CyberDisplay®1280M (monochrome 1280 x 1024 resolution in 0.97”) displays. Kopin will also exhibit standard off-the-shelf eyepiece solutions based upon the CyberDisplay 640M LVR (640 x 480) microdisplay, an ultra-low-power active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) with near instant-on capability. This eyepiece product offering has been fully qualified in the U.S. Army’s Thermal Weapon Sight Bridge (TWS-IIB) program on an array of weapons. The fully integrated eyepiece solution is in volume production and available to qualified customers.

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation’s voice-activated, wireless, hands-free Golden-i® mobile computing headsets, lightweight, power-efficient, ultra-small liquid crystal displays and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) 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, Golden-i 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 the Company’s belief that Ruby is a high-performance display module suitable for a wide range of product applications; the module being ideally suited for applications such as binocular helmet-mounted displays (HMDs), clip-on thermal systems and overlay fusions products; and the expectation that Ruby’s compact form factor will open new solution spaces in a wide range of products from video eyewear for consumer applications to HMD and weapon sights for the military. 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, there may be no demand for Ruby, we may not be able to manufacture Ruby profitably, manufacturing, marketing or other issues that may prevent either the adoption or rapid acceptance of products; competitive products and pricing; 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 25, 2010, 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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