Kopin Receives New Development Order from Naval Air Warfare Center for Advanced Microdisplay Technology Research


WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) a leading provider of application-specific optical solutions and high performance micro-displays for defense, enterprise, consumer and medical products, today announced the award of a new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center. Under the terms of the contract, Kopin will leverage over 30 years of expertise in US-based microdisplay development to deliver advanced microdisplays for lensless computational imaging.

The goal of the research is to develop a high-resolution microdisplay which can operate at very high framerates to support development of trusted AI and autonomous capabilities for computational imaging. Kopin intends to accomplish this objective by introducing enhancements to existing microdisplay designs to achieve the performance requirements of this program. The expected output is a microscale (2M-pixel) display and drive board with transparent and back-lit versions.

“This is the first award to Kopin by the Navy for research that advances vision technology in a very novel way,” stated Bill Maffucci, the Company’s Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. “Kopin intends to work with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop through this program a range of lensless, optical-computing devices that provide new capabilities in the areas of computer vision and computational imaging.”

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative display and optical technologies sold as critical components and subassemblies for defense, 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.

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Bill Maffucci, 508-870-5959

SVP of Business Development and Strategy,


Richard Sneider, 508-870-5959

Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer



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