WESTBOROUGH, Mass. –
Kopin Corporation (“Kopin”) (Nasdaq: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-performance application-specific optical solutions consisting of high-resolution microdisplays, microdisplays subassemblies and related components for defense, enterprise, industrial, and consumer, today announced completion of its first quarter cost reduction plan inclusive of a reduction in force.
The Company estimates that based on the actions taken in the first quarter of 2023, including the partial spin out of Lightning Silicon Inc., and voluntary and involuntary terminations, will save approximately $5 million of cost, annually.
“Reductions in force are always a difficult decision and while we are in an enviable position of having a strong customer and technology base to grow from, we need to improve our operational efficiency and subsequently align our workforce in order to return to profitable growth, for the long-term,” said Michael Murray, CEO of Kopin. “My focus since joining the company is to delight and partner with our customers while improving our profitability by increasing yield rates, operational efficiencies, product quality, and cost-reduction programs. This difficult cost-cutting program brings us closer to our goal.”
Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of high-performance application-specific optical solutions consisting of high-resolution microdisplays, microdisplays subassemblies and related components for defense, enterprise, industrial, and consumer products. Our products are used for soldier, avionic, armored vehicle, and training & simulation defense applications; industrial, public safety and medical headsets; 3D optical inspection systems; and consumer augmented reality (“AR”) and virtual reality (“VR”) wearable headsets systems. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.
Kopin is a trademark of Kopin Corporation.
Statements in this press release may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), which are subject to the safe harbor created by such sections. Words such as “expects,” “believes,” “can,” “will,” “estimates,” and variations of such words and similar expressions, and the negatives thereof, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such “forward-looking statements,” which speak only as of the date made, and advise readers that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties, estimates, and assumptions by us that are difficult to predict. These forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our estimate of saving $5 million annually. Various factors, some of which are beyond our control, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by us or on our behalf, are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements that may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, we disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release, except as may otherwise be required by the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are only predictions, subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those discussed. Important factors that could affect performance and cause results to differ materially from management’s expectations are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, or as updated from time to time our Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
For Investor Relations
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Brian M. Prenoveau, CFA
MZ Group – MZ North America
+561 489 5315