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Kopin Wins Fourth Consecutive Supplier Award from Skyworks Solutions


TAUNTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kopin Corporation (NASD: KOPN), the world’s leading producer of heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) wafers for smart phones and other mobile devices, announced today that it received the 2010 Raw Materials Supplier Award from Skyworks Solutions, Inc. The award was presented to Kopin during Skyworks’ Supplier Day, held January 11 in Newport Beach, Calif., for the supply of HBT and other advanced III-V epi wafers to Skyworks’ Newbury Park, Calif. wafer fab. This is Kopin’s fourth consecutive award in this category in addition to a Lifetime Partnership Award bestowed in 2008.

Bruce J. Freyman, Skyworks’ Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, states, “Partnership with Kopin has been invaluable during a period of rapid growth for Skyworks. We are confident Kopin will continue to provide Skyworks with the manufacturing strength and technology leadership required to meet the ever-increasing demands for 3G and emerging 4G wireless devices.”

“Kopin is very appreciative of this award from Skyworks and we view it as a testament to our unwavering focus on quality, manufacturing, technology improvements and customer support,” said Kopin President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. John C.C. Fan. “We value the long and prosperous relationship with Skyworks and we are excited about continued growth in the wireless markets we both serve.”

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation’s heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs), voice-activated, wireless, hands-free Golden-i® mobile computing headsets, and power-efficient, ultra-small liquid crystal displays 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 innovative Golden-i computing headsets are generating strong interest in industrial, medical, military, homeland security and utility applications. 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, Golden-i and III-V technologies are protected by more than 200 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin's website at

Kopin, Golden-i, and The NanoSemiconductor Company are trademarks of Kopin Corporation.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this news release about the Raw Materials Supplier Award from Skyworks Solutions 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 ever-increasing demands of 3G and emerging 4G wireless devices; the future growth potential of the wireless markets served by Kopin and Skyworks; and other statements that may project or imply future results, events, performance or achievements. 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: the potential for a decline in the adoption of 3G and 4G wireless devices, or a slowdown in the demand for wireless services; the potential that Kopin may be unable to manufacture the products that Skyworks requires, or that product forecasts may turn out to be wrong; 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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