Kopin Receives Production Order for High-Brightness SXGA Displays to Support Color Helmet Mounted Display Product Line for Pilots


The First Microdisplay Qualified in Aviation Color Helmet Mounted

Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer of
innovative wearable computing technologies and solutions today announced
it has received a production order for high-brightness color SXGA
displays (>5,000 fL or ~17,000 nits) in support of full-color
helmet-mounted display (HMD) products for US Navy’s MH-60 helicopters.

“Achieving the high brightness levels required for aviator’s HMDs is
extremely challenging and our SXGA color display is the first
microdisplay to enable the use of full color symbology in aviation HMD
applications,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. John C. C.
Fan. “In addition to a production order for our monochrome SXGA displays
for use in the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) HMD that we announced in
April of this year, this new production order for our high-brightness
full-color SXGA displays is a further testament to the quality,
performance and reliability of our display products.”

Kopin’s full-color SXGA (1280×1024) is a 0.97″-diagonal active matrix
liquid crystal display utilizing 15μm pixels to provide ultra-high
brightness levels over the entire military operating temperature range.
The display is used in conjunction with Kopin’s low-power A252 ASIC and
a high-brightness backlight to provide a reliable, all-solid-state
display solution without the concerns for image burn-in or life-time
issues commonly found in other solutions. Compared to monochrome green
symbology, color symbology provides pilots with increased situational
awareness and shortened reaction times in response to major threats and
extreme aircraft conditions.

“Kopin displays have become the microdisplay of choice for
augmented-reality applications where high brightness is required to
provide color symbology that is easy to read in full sunlight
conditions,” stated Bill Maffucci, the Company’s Vice President of
Government Programs. “Our displays provide industry-leading brightness
levels which are significantly higher than competing technologies,
allowing pilots to maintain situational awareness in extreme operating

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 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 production order for our SXGA may be cancelled in whole or in part;
the US Navy’s MH-60 helicopter program could be cancelled;
we may
be unable to manufacture our SXGA displays; manufacturing, marketing or
other issues may prevent either the adoption or acceptance of Company’s
SXGA and other 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 27,
2014, 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 Visual Products Group
Bill Maffucci, 831-430-0688
President Government Programs

Investor Relations

Richard Sneider, 508-870-5959

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