WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 (1280x1024) 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 environments.”
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.
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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.