Kopin to Showcase Customers' Video Eyewear Products at SID 2006; Emergence of Mobile Video Market Fuels New Products Powered by Company's Digital iVision Technology.
"Our customers will demonstrate a rich assortment of products for a variety of applications including mobile viewing from storage devices such as iPods, gaming consoles and wireless handsets," said Dr. John C. C. Fan, Kopin's President and Chief Executive Officer. "These products offer consumers a choice in styles, weight, video resolution, optics, and power consumption. The mobile video revolution is here and we are at the cusp of video eyewear taking off. I urge everyone to come to our booth and see the great strides eyewear has made since the large gathering organized by us in Hong Kong last October."
Kopin will survey visitors who use the various eyewear products presented at its booth to identify consumer preferences. For survey participants, Kopin will hold drawings for three days, and award two winners per day an eyewear unit along with an iPod or a DVD player. The eyewear units are being donated by Estar, Excellent Media Group, Icuiti, MicroOptical, and Welton.
Products being displayed at Kopin's booth (#1636) include:
--Excellent Media Group Co.'s iTheater(TM) system, which incorporates Kopin's BDM(TM)-230K binocular display module in a compact eyewear weighing just 2.4 ounces. The iTheater system features a stylish, ergonomically comfortable design, and provides a large QVGA-resolution (320 x 240) color image equivalent to a 35-inch-diagonal screen viewed at a distance of seven feet.
--Hong Kong Estar Systech Ltd.'s EVG230 MagicEye Cinema(TM), which incorporates the BDM-230K and has integrated batteries in the stems of the eyewear. The power is automatically turned on/off by detecting the video signal. It comes with thin, soft rubber eye covers that give the user more immersive experiences. The EVG230 MagicEye Cinema is combined with a 4-gigabyte portable media device that plays movies, videos and games.
--Icuiti's DV920 Digital Video Eyewear, winner of the Design Award at the 2005 and 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, incorporates two Kopin CyberDisplay(R) VGA color microdisplays to provide a 3D stereoscopic VGA-resolution (640 x 480) image. The DV920 is now available at the Sharper Image retail and online stores.
--MicroOptical Corp.'s myvu(TM) Personal Media Viewer, which incorporates two CyberDisplay 230K color microdisplays with QVGA resolution, uses proprietary optics for compact stylish eyewear. French Telecom's Orange SA has recently launched the mobile video service with MicroOptical's eyewear.
--Shenzhen Oriscape Electronic Co. Ltd.'s Cyberman(TM) GVD510-3D, which incorporates two CyberDisplay VGA microdisplays, provides a 3D stereoscopic virtual image equivalent to a 40-inch flat-panel screen at a distance of seven feet. The Cyberman GVD510-3D plays media from sources such as DVD players, personal media players, PCs, portable TV tuners and cell phones. Users can also play the Nintendo GameCube(R), PlayStation(R) and Microsoft Xbox(R) video games.
--Shenzhen Seepu Technology Co. Ltd.'s Portable Display Player model DV230, which incorporates a BDM-230K, features a stylish design with integrated earphones on the stems of the eyewear. It is comfortable to wear and runs on a rechargeable battery commonly used for mobile phones.
--Visiking Technology Co. Ltd.'s VBA-230K, which incorporates a BDM-230K, is plug-in compatible with an iPod. It weighs 3.3 oz and runs for five hours on two AA batteries.
--Welton Electronics Ltd.'s Techwood(TM) TPH-03 private Cinema uses two CyberDisplay VGA color microdisplays. The eyewear can be connected to devices such as the portable DVD player (included) and a variety of popular game consoles including PlayStation, PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube.
Kopin Corporation produces lightweight, power-efficient, ultra-small liquid crystal displays and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) that are revolutionizing the way people around the world see, hear and communicate. Kopin has shipped more than 20 million displays for a variety 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, BDM, CyberDisplay, Digital iVision, and The NanoSemiconductor Company are trademarks of Kopin Corporation, and other trademarks cited in this press release belong to individual companies.
Safe Harbor Statement
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 include those relating to products that Kopin expects to display at SID 2006; and the potential performance and market potential of video eyewear products. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could materially affect future results as listed in cautionary statements in the Company's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These include, but are not limited to, Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2005 and Form 10-Q for the period ending April 1, 2006.
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