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Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of transmissive and reflective active-matrix liquid crystal (LCDs), organic light emitting diode (OLED) and inorganic light emitting diode (LED) microdisplays, announces it will showcase an expanded family of Lightning® OLED microdisplays at this year’s Pepcom’s Digital Experience! (Pepcom) during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Kopin’s OLED-on-silicon microdisplay technology is an industry leader for high resolution, high frame rate, and low power consumption, which are required for making compact, stylish AR/VR/MR headsets. Kopin’s 2.6K x 2.6K (2560 x 2560) OLED microdisplay exhibit state-of-the-art performance with high color fidelity, 30-bit video input, up to 120-Hz frame rates and high pixel density (~ 3000 ppi compared to the best iPhone screens with < 500 ppi), which provide a smooth, high dynamic range (HDR) quality visual experience. Kopin's patented DoCTM backplane integrates MIPI and display stream compression circuits, together with duo-stack OLED architecture, to provide the high brightness and ultralow power performance.
Kopin’s expanded family of Lightning OLED products includes new ultralow power 0.26″ VGA (640 x 480), 0.39″ XGA (1024 x 768), and 0.61″ XGA microdisplays targeted at portable handheld and wearable products. These complement Kopin’s existing 0.49″ 720p (1280 x 720) and 0.99″ 2K (2048 x 2048) OLED microdisplays and upgraded 1.3″ 2560 x 2560 resolution MIPI-interface display for VR use.
Joining Kopin at Pepcom is Lakeside Lightning Semiconductor (Lakeside) who broke ground in November 2022 on a new, state-of-the-art OLED manufacturing facility to process 12″ OLED backplane wafers. The new facility is expected to be online in 2024. Lakeside is also planning a second 12″ OLED wafer. The new 12″ facility, together with Lakeside’s existing 8″ wafer fab, are expected to provide large-volume, low-cost manufacturing capability to support Metaverse market demands.
Kopin Corporation will be demonstrating its latest technology at Pepcom and during CES 2023. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the key advancements of its OLED microdisplays and experience the hardware hands-on in a VR headset.
Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative display and optical technologies sold as critical components and subassemblies for military, industrial and consumer products. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small Active-Matrix Liquid Crystal displays (AMLCD), Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) displays and Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays, a variety of optics, and low-power ASICs. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.
About Lakeside Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd.
is an OLED technology developer and OLED microdisplay manufacturer having a factory in Changzhou, China. For more information, please visit Lakeside’s website at www.hupanoled.com.
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