Kopin Advanced Color LCD Microdisplay Designed in Pilot HMDs for US Army’s Helicopters


Brillian Displays Ideal for Super High-Brightness Pilot HMD Applications

Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a U.S. developer of display systems for wearable technologies and military applications, today announced its super high-performance Brillian liquid crystal display (LCD) has been designed into a customer’s helmet-mounted display (HMD) system for the US Army’s helicopter pilots. The Brillian display incorporates advanced designs and processing techniques to produce unsurpassed image performance in applications requiring extreme high brightness.

“We are very pleased to have the Brillian LCD designed into a color HMD for the US Army helicopters,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. John C. C. Fan. “It has been very challenging to provide color HMDs for pilots because historically color microdisplays could not offer super high brightness with good contrast required for the application. Full-color Brillian displays exhibit brightness levels greater than 34,000 nits (10,000 foot-lamberts) and contrast ratios higher than 300:1. The Brillian display exhibits approximately double the contrast ratio and color transmission of our standard LC microdisplays.”

“Kopin Brillian displays have become the microdisplay of choice for pilots’ color HMDs where high brightness is required to provide color symbology that is easy to read in full sunlight conditions,” said Bill Maffucci, the Company’s Vice President and General Manager of Government and Industrial Products. “The Brillian display far exceeds emissive devices in brightness, operating life and reliability, allowing pilots to maintain situational awareness in extreme operating environments.”

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and critical components and subsystems for integration into wearable systems for military, industrial and consumer products. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays, optics, speech enhancement technology, voice-interface and hands-free control software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset reference systems. Kopin’s proprietary components and technology are protected by more than 250 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.

Kopin is a trademark of Kopin Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release may be considered “forward-looking” statements under the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include, without limitation, statements relating our belief that our Brillian displays have become the microdisplay of choice for pilots’ color HMDs where high brightness is required to provide color symbology that is easy to read in full sunlight conditions. 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 not be demand for our products; we may have production issues which prevent us from shipping our products; customers may choose our competitor products and other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in Kopin’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 30, 2018, and Kopin’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to Kopin and only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

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