Kopin ® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), the leader in microdisplays for consumer and military applications, today announced a breakthrough in shrinking the size of its color displays. By reducing the color dots to a mere 2.25 x 6.75 µm, Kopin has achieved a full-color VGA display (640 x 480 resolution) in a 0.21” diagonal size, which is by far the smallest VGA color-filter liquid crystal display (LCD) in the world. Kopin will showcase an ultra-compact electronic viewfinder (EVF) containing the VGA display at the SID (Society for Information Display) 2012 Exhibition, which takes place June 5 – 7 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The EVF will be shown at Kopin’s booth (#177). “Our new VGA display with the smallest color dot in the industry is a major milestone for Kopin’s technology roadmap to provide more compact, higher resolution displays,” said Dr. Boryeu Tsaur, Kopin’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Display. “This exciting achievement is enabled by our innovative process improvements and unique pixel design. This is the third time we were able to shrink the pixel size, and our new pixel is about 20% of the size we used in our displays four years ago.” “Our ability to shrink the EVF enables our customers to offer smaller full featured cameras,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, Kopin’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “With our smaller VGA display, new compact backlight and redesigned optics, we are able to provide an EVF with the same field of view (~24 deg) but about half the size compared to our current VGA EVF product. With a dimension of 17.76 mm (W) x 13.3 mm (H) x 20.5 mm (D), it is the smallest VGA EVF in the world.” About Kopin Kopin Corporation’s voice-activated, wireless, hands-free Golden-i ® mobile computing headsets, lightweight, power-efficient, ultra-small liquid crystal displays and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) are revolutionizing the way people around the world see, hear and communicate. Kopin has shipped more than 30 million displays for a range of consumer and military applications including digital cameras, personal video eyewear, camcorders, thermal weapon sights and night vision systems. The Company's unique HBTs, which help to enhance battery life, talk time and signal clarity, have been integrated into billions of wireless handsets as well as into WiFi, VoIP and high-speed Internet data transmission systems. Kopin's proprietary display and HBT technologies are protected by more than 200 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin's website at www.kopin.com. Kopin, CyberDisplay, and The NanoSemiconductor Company are trademarks of Kopin Corporation.
Safe Harbor StatementStatements 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 statements relating to Kopin’s breakthrough in shrinking display size; performance expectations and market potential for the VGA display developed with the 2.25 x 6.75 µm color dots and EVF incorporating this display . These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: our ability to produce the VGA displays and EVF in volumes and at a cost sufficient to sell them profitably; customer demand for VGA EVF ; competitive products and pricing; manufacturing delays, technical issues, economic conditions or external factors that may prevent the Company from achieving its forecasts; 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 31, 2011, 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 - The NanoSemiconductor Company ®