Kopin Announces “PupilTM” the Latest in Display Technology for Smart Eyewear

  Kopin Announces “PupilTM” the Latest in Display Technology for Smart Eyewear

  Ultra-compact Pupil display module to allow natural looking smart eyewear

Business Wire

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- February 19, 2014

Kopin Corporation, a leading developer of innovative wearable computing
technologies and solutions, unveils the Pupil^TM display module, the latest
innovation in display technology for the smart eyewear market.The Pupil
display module will be exhibited at Kopin’s Wearable Technology Event today at
2 p.m. PST at the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, California. Companies can
begin using Pupil display module in their smart eyewear designs for consumer
and commercial applications.

Woman wearing Kopin's natural looking concept smart eyewear. (Photo: Business
Wire)

Woman wearing Kopin's natural looking concept smart eyewear. (Photo: Business
Wire)

The release of Pupil display module builds on the partnership between Kopin
and Olympus Corporation, the world leader in ultra compact optics.The Pupil
display module integrates Olympus’ miniaturized optics with Kopin’s family of
industry-leading micro LCDs to produce the first truly invisible display for
smart eyeglasses.

“Pupil see-through optics, with its height smaller than the pupil of the human
eye, allows see-through and see-around without obstructing the outside view,”
said Yoichi Iba, Senior General Manager of Olympus Corporation. “Kopin’s
microdisplays are a perfect match for the Pupil optics to provide the most
compact display modules that exhibit vivid and bright images, even under full
sunlight.”

Kopin will also unveil its concept smart eyewear designs operated by voice
commands and natural speech for consumer, commercial and industrial
application. One of the concept designs incorporates the Pupil display module
behind the eyeglasses frame to make the display module almost invisible. It
also incorporates a speaker design that blends very well with the eyewear.
This is the first smart eyewear that looks natural, yet has many of the key
functions useful for consumers.

“The market for wearable eyewear is ready to go mainstream with many of the
recent advances such as our Pupil display module greatly improving the user
experience,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, President and CEO of Kopin Corporation.
“The Pupil module is a major milestone as it will help our customers realize
the dream of smart eyewear for consumers.”

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 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 to the
Kopin’s partnership with Olympus Corporation; wearable eyewear is ready to go
mainstream; and the Pupil module is a major milestone as it will help our
customers realize the dream of smart eyewear for consumers. 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:
Olympus and Kopin may terminate their relationship, wearable eyewear may not
be adopted by consumers, the Pupil may not be producible at a cost which is
can be sold at to make a profit, there may be no demand for the Pupil, the
Company may be unable to release new products in the coming months, 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; the Company’s
products may not be accepted by the market place; 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 29, 2012, 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.

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Contact:

Kopin Corporation
Kopin Investor Relations
Richard Sneider, CFO
508-870-5959
rsneider@kopin.com
or
Kopin Sales & Marketing
Stuart Nixdorff, Senior Vice President
508-341-9118
stuart_nixdorff@kopin.com
or
Investor Relations
Edelman
Geoffrey Mogilner
312-233-1271
geoffrey.mogilner@edelman.com
or
News Media Relations
Edelman
Pearson Cummings
202-326-1701
pearson.cummings@edelman.com
 
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