Kopin Hires LCD Expert Hideki Matsukawa From Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Company


Matsukawa Brings Deep Industry Expertise to Further Development of
Displays for AR and VR Applications

Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer of
innovative wearable computing technologies and solutions, announced that
Hideki Matsukawa, formerly General Manager of Advanced Development at
Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Company, has joined Kopin in the newly
created position of Chief Display Scientist. Mr. Matsukawa, a liquid
crystal display (LCD) expert with more than 30 years of experience, will
focus on developing the innovative processes necessary to create
transmissive microdisplays for the next generation of wearable headsets,
including augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) applications.

Mr. Matsukawa holds more than 190 patents and patents pending. His
contribution to the LCD industry include the invention of sealants for
the one-drop fill (ODF) cell assembly process and the introduction of
the ODF process to manufacturing. He received the best paper award at
IDW 2012 for “The World’s First Photo-aligned IPS-LCDs for a TV Use.”

“We are very pleased to have Hideki Matsukawa join the Kopin team,” said
Dr. John C.C. Fan, President and CEO of Kopin Corporation. ”While our
CyberDisplay® products are already world class with very high
brightness and excellent image quality, our customers’ product
development plans call for ever increasing clarity in the areas of
color, contrast and brightness. This is especially true for those
focused on AR and VR applications. Mr. Matsukawa’s deep understanding of
LC physics as well as his expertise in manufacturing processes will be
very valuable in further improving our industry leading display

“Kopin has been the leader in microdisplays and I am really excited to
join the Company,” said Hideki Matsukawa. “As the wearable market begins
to explode, the requirements for display performance will be very
challenging to meet. My focus is to develop new concepts while refining
the existing ones, such as the recently announced Kopin Nanojet process,
so that Kopin can continue to meet the display performance and quality
its customers require.”

Mr. Matsukawa’s prior experiences include R&D Manager of the LCD
Business Division of Matsushita Electric Industry Co. (formerly
Panasonic); Cell Division Manager of Toshiba Matsushita Display Co.,
responsible for establishing a G4 low-temperature polysilicon LCD line;
and Japanese General Manager of QDI, a Taiwanese LCD company,
responsible for establishing a G6 amorphous silicon LCD line. He was
also a Board Member of the Japanese Liquid Crystal Society.

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 close to 300 global patents and patents pending. For more
information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.

Kopin and CyberDisplay are registered trademarks of Kopin Corporation.

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 to developing innovative processes necessary to
create transmissive microdisplays for the next generation of wearable
headsets including augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)
applications; our customers’ product development plans
call for
ever increasing clarity in the areas of color, contrast and brightness;
and the wearable market begins to exploding .
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: wearable market may not grow; wearable eyewear may
not be adopted by consumers; we may be unable to develop the products
necessary to meet our customers’ needs including products for the
augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality( VR) markets; customer
development plans may changes; the Company’s products
may not be
accepted by the market place; there may be issues that prevent further
development of the Company’s wearable products;
marketing or other issues may prevent either the adoption or acceptance
of Company’s wearable 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 Investor Relations
Richard Sneider, 508-870-5959
Sales & Marketing

Stuart Nixdorff, 508-341-9118
Vice President


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