|By Business Wire||
|June 3, 2014 11:02 AM EDT||
Kopin Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN), a leading developer of innovative wearable computing technologies and solutions, today announced it will introduce high-brightness displays and display modules for smart eyewear at the SID Display Week Conference in San Diego, California.
Building on its leadership in the wearable market, Kopin’s transmissive LCD and display modules are ultra-compact and energy efficient, yet bright enough for reading in sunny outdoor environments. Kopin’s line-up includes the breakthrough PupilTM display – the world’s smallest display module for everyday use. By delivering the most compact displays for consumers and enterprises, Kopin is building on its industry lead and meeting the demands of the growing wearable market.
“Consumers wearing smart eyewear will expect to view content and information easily in any light conditions,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, CEO of Kopin. “We have made significant breakthroughs in our display design and processing, super-bright and efficient backlight, and ultra-low power driver ASIC to deliver a bright screen image that is sunlight readable. In addition, our displays and modules are ultra-compact, allowing much more flexibility in smart eyewear design. Our OEM customers can use our display solutions to dramatically shorten the time to market and save on development costs.”
Kopin’s new line of displays include a WQVGA display (432 x 240 resolution in 0.20” diagonal) and nHD display (640 x 360 resolution in 0.26” diagonal). Combined with the company’s super-bright backlight, these displays deliver more than 5000 nits (candela per square meter) of brightness. Kopin’s White PupilTM display module incorporating a WQVGA display, see-through PupilTM optics, and backlight is the world’s tiniest display module, yet delivers sunlight-readable bright images to the eye with less than 100 mW of power consumption when driven by Kopin’s A230 driver IC. When fully integrated, these capabilities deliver a complete display solution for customers looking to take smart eyewear to market quickly.
At SID, Kopin is also demonstrating its unique concept systems that incorporate these ultra-compact, high brightness display modules. One of the concept designs incorporates the White PupilTM display module behind the eyeglass frame to make the display module almost invisible. It also incorporates an audio speaker design that blends with the eyewear, enabling the user to hear text messages and phone calls. This is the first smart eyewear that looks natural, yet has many of the key functions useful for consumers. Concept models incorporating the White PearlTM module are designed for light industry and enterprise applications.
Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and modules for the head-worn computing and display systems built by OEM customers. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays, optics, speech enhancement technology, system and hands-free control software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset reference 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.
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.