Kopin Corporation Hires New Vice President of Business Development for Defense Applications


(NASDAQ:KOPN) a leading developer of innovative wearable
computing technologies and solutions, today announced the hiring of Mr.
Bill Maffucci as Vice President of Business Development focusing on
emerging applications in the defense market.

Mr. Maffucci is an industry veteran with more than 35 years of
experience working with defense contractors in a variety of display
applications with special emphasis on the development of head mounted
display systems. Bill’s background includes extensive experience in the
advanced development of displays, optics and ergonomic solutions for
avionic and dismounted soldier systems.

“Kopin has a long track record of success in supplying the US military
with displays and imaging systems for the most advanced soldier systems
in the world,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, CEO. “Bill provides us with a
wealth of experience in heads-up display systems as we transition from a
display and imaging system supplier to developing and marketing full
systems. In addition, Bill’s experience with military heads-up systems
will assist us in our commercial Wearable system development efforts.”

Mr. Maffucci started working on head-up and head-mounted systems in 1983
with Kaiser Electronics and later became a Vice President for Kaiser
Electro-Optics and Senior Director, Display Systems for the Rockwell
Collins Government Systems Optronics Group. Mr. Maffucci was most
recently with Intevac Photonics after they acquired Creative Display
Systems, a display system company that Mr. Maffucci co-founded.

“Kopin has been the leading technology provider to the US military for
over 25 years. As the government replaces older generation weapon sight
and vision systems with new generation digital systems, there is an
opportunity for significant growth,” said Mr. Maffucci. “Kopin’s broad
product offerings, expertise in optical system assembly free of foreign
object and debis (FOD), and customer support capabilities position Kopin
very well for these new opportunities.”

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative
wearable technologies and solutions for integration into head-worn
computing and display systems to military, industrial and consumer
customers. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays,
optics, speech enhancement technology, system 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 200 global patents and patents pending. For more
information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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, without limitation,
statements relating developing full systems; our commercial Wearable
system developments efforts; the government replacing older generation
weapon sight and vision systems with current generation digital systems
providing an opportunity for significant growth; and Kopin’s broad
product offering, FOD-free assembly expertise and customer support
capabilities position Kopin very well for these new opportunities. 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 following: The Company may not be able to
develop the full systems and wearable products, the wearable market may
not develop, the government may not transition to digital systems or if
they do they may not award the Company contracts to be in these new
systems, and the Company’s products, assembly capabilities and customer
support may be insufficient to win customer programs, the Company may be
unable to release products that meet the needs of the wearable market,
there may be no demand for any products that we develop in the coming
months; it may take longer than the Company estimates to develop
products; there may be issues that prevent the adoption or further
development of the Company’s wearable computing
technologies; manufacturing, marketing or other issues may prevent
either the adoption or acceptance of products; the Company might be
adversely affected by competitive products and pricing; new product
initiatives and other research and development efforts may be
unsuccessful; the Company could experience the loss of significant
customers; costs to produce the Company’s products might increase
significantly, or yields could decline; and the Company’s customers
might be unable to ramp production volumes of its products; 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 28, 2013, 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.

Kopin Corporation
Richard Sneider, 508-870-5959
Presz, 831-430-0688
VP Government Programs and Special Projects