WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer of innovative wearable computing technologies and solutions, today announced the hiring of Mr. Kenny Cheung as General Manager and Vice President, Asia reporting to Dr. John C.C. Fan, Kopin’s President and CEO.
Mr. Cheung brings more than 25 years of experience in mobile services and display technology, with extensive knowledge of sales and marketing strategy development and implementation. Mr. Cheung started his career at Motorola Semiconductor Ltd. as Business Operations Manager, Wireless Communication Division and then moved to Freescale Semiconductor as General Manager and Senior Director Asia Pacific Region, Wireless Mobile System Group. He subsequently founded and served as CEO of WE3 Technology Company Ltd., a company engaged in implementing new mobile multimedia applications into attractive and yet cost effective products. WE3 technology was acquired by Solomon Systech Ltd., a Hong Kong listed publicly held company. At Solomon Systech Mr. Cheung was Vice President of Display System Operations, and most recently served as Vice President of Mobile Systems Operations and on Solomon’s Board of Directors.
“Kopin is a leader in wearable headset solutions and I am excited to join the Company to coordinate Asian operations, expand its presence in wearable applications such as First Person Viewers for drones, and commercialize Whisper™ technology,” said Kenny Cheung. “It is clear that voice is replacing touch, but the quality of voice interface has not been acceptable. This presents great opportunities for Kopin’s disruptive Whisper technology and chips and I look forward to helping address this emerging market.”
“We are very excited to have Kenny join Kopin, as his experience in running operations with an emphasis in sales and marketing will greatly assist us in commercializing the technologies we have developed,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, President and CEO of Kopin Corporation. “While Kopin is actively engaged in discussions with several Tier One companies to develop wearable products, in particular using our Whisper technology, we could not be more pleased to have someone of Kenny’s caliber join the organization to help accelerate our expansion in Asia.”
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 300 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.
Kopin and Whisper are trademarks of Kopin Corporation.
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 voice replacing touch in many products which presents great opportunities for Kopin’s Whisper technology and chips and Kopin is actively engaged in discussion with several Tier One companies to develop wearable products and in particular our Whisper technology. 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: Kopin's Whisper technology and chips may not be accepted by potential customers; we may not be able to enter into any agreements with any Tier One companies to develop wearable products and our Whisper technology; the Company’s products may not be accepted by the market place; 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 26, 2015, 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.