Kopin Debuts Lightning OLED Microdisplay With 2k x 2k Resolution for Mobile VR at 2017 CES


New High-Speed 4 Million Pixel Display Wins CES Innovation Award for
Mobile Virtual Reality

(Nasdaq: KOPN), a leading provider of wearable
technologies for mobile virtual reality, augmented reality and wearable
computing systems, will demonstrate the smallest, fastest,
highest-resolution organic light emitting diodes (OLED) microdisplay for
virtual reality (VR) systems at CES® 2017. Kopin’s Lightning
OLED microdisplay has 2048 x 2048 resolution (4 million pixels) in a
1-inch diagonal size and operates up to 120 Hz with low power
consumption, all of which are firsts for the VR industry.

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Kopin's Lightning Microdisplay Modules Unlock a New World of Light and Comfortable Mobile VR Systems ...

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Kopin’s Lightning OLED microdisplay addresses the most challenging
technical hurdles with VR, including screen door effect due to
insufficient display resolution, bulky goggles, and nausea or dizziness
due to motion-to-photon latency, as well as heat-build-up caused by high
power consumption.

  • Resolution: With today’s systems, insufficient resolution
    results in blurry images. Truly immersive life-like VR systems require
    4 million pixels, which is 3-4 times the resolution of today’s VR
    systems. The Lightning OLED microdisplay provides a very smooth image
    without the bothersome screen door effect.
  • Compact System: Combining the one-inch diagonal Lightning OLED
    microdisplay – which is less than 1/10 the size of direct view
    displays – with Kopin’s patented Pantile optics (< 30 mm
    thick) allows much smaller and thinner mobile VR systems, less than
    half the size of commercial VR headsets such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive
    or Sony PlayStation VR. This makes Lightning-based displays
    comfortable to wear even for extended periods.
  • Latency and Image Lag: The Lightning OLED microdisplay has
    almost zero latency (about 10 microseconds). In addition, the fast
    120-Hz frame rate of the Lightning OLED microdisplay, enabled by
    Kopin’s patented backplane architecture, refreshes each frame 33%
    faster than existing VR systems. This greatly reduces the image lag,
    eliminating the nausea effect typical with VR systems. At the same
    time, Lightning’s distinctive design enables low power consumption,
    even at 120 Hz.

“Kopin’s Lightning OLED display solves many problems of current VR
systems, enabling much more realistic, comfortable and overall
satisfying experiences for the user,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, Kopin’s
president and CEO. “We basically started with a fresh approach to
provide the best VR experience to the market: developing super-fast
OLED-on-silicon microdisplays coupled with very thin optics. With our 2k
x 2k Lightning microdisplay and Pantile optics, we now enable VR product
designs and performance for the mass market.”

“Lightning’s architecture, protected by 10 patents pending, has very
unique features such as higher speed, lower power and random access,”
added Fan. “The architecture is robust and extensible to even higher
resolution and performance levels.”

Kopin’s OLED microdisplay was named a CES
2017® Innovation Awards Honoree
, the prestigious CES
Innovation Awards sponsored by the CTA, the producer of CES. CES is the
annual global gathering place for the business of consumer technologies,
to be held January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Experience Kopin’s OLED Microdisplay at CES 2017

Kopin invites senior executives from virtual reality, augmented reality,
wearables and smartphone companies to private demonstrations at Kopin’s
CES 2017 suite at The Palazzo, located at 3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd., or in
Kopin’s booth in the Augmented Reality pavilion in Booth #26035, at the
Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall. To schedule a private meeting,
please contact Kopin at events@kopin.com.

In addition to OLED microdisplays, Kopin’s Whisper Voice
Chip, Solos smart glasses and Pupil LCD display modules will
be among the Kopin products displayed on the CES show floor. Additional
information about Kopin at CES is available at events@kopin.com.

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a leading developer of innovative wearable
computing technologies and solutions. Kopin’s technology portfolio
includes ultra-small displays, optics, speech enhancement technology,
software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset
concept systems. Kopin’s proprietary components and technology are
protected by more than 300 global patents and patents pending, with more
than 95% related to wearable technologies. For more information, please
visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.

Kopin, Lightning, Pantile, Solos, and Whisper are trademarks of Kopin
Corporation. All other product and company names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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 to our expectation that: Kopin’s Lightning OLED
display solves many problems of the current VR systems, enabling much
more realistic, comfortable and overall satisfying experience for the
user; with our 2k x 2k Lightning display and Pantile optics, we enable
VR product designs and performance for the mass market; and the
Lightning architecture is robust and extensible to even higher
resolution and performance. 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: there may
not be demand for our OLED microdisplay products; our OLED microdisplay
technology may not perform as we expect; there may be issues that
prevent the adoption or our OLED microdisplay technology; manufacturing,
marketing or other issues may prevent either the adoption or acceptance
of our products; the Company might be adversely affected by competitive
products and pricing; new product initiatives and other research and
development efforts may be unsuccessful; manufacturing delays, technical
issues, economic conditions or external factors may prevent the Company
from achieving its goals; we could be delayed in shipping some of our
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 26, 2015, and the Company’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 the Company and
only as of the date on which they are made. The Company undertakes 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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