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Forth Dimension Displays Celebrates 10 Years Of Supplying SXGA Microdisplays At SPIE: Defense, Security and Sensing 2012

2012-04-30

DALGETY BAY, Scotland ---- Forth Dimension Displays (FDD), proudly celebrates 10 years of continuous and uninterrupted supply of their industry-leading SXGA-resolution microdisplay at the SPIE: Defense, Security and Sensing (DSS) 2012 Symposium in Baltimore, MD (booth #1106) from April 24 to 26. The FDD TDITM SXGA microdisplay is recognized as one of the world’s most widely used solutions for high performance near-to-eye applications such as wide field of view head mounted displays. This popularity is largely achieved by FDD delivering the highest levels of image quality and video performance, while ensuring long term availability for customer design-ins.

Greg Truman, CEO of FDD commented, “After ten years, we are delighted to still be working with all the customers where we achieved early design-ins. This is a testament to my dedicated colleagues who have worked closely with our customers ensuring they can use our products with ease. We are all looking forward to the next ten years helping our customers grow and become even more successful.”

While FDD’s TDITM microdisplays are expected to maintain their position as the first choice for high fidelity near-to-eye display applications, FDD also expects to find new applications in diverse non-display applications where image quality differentiators, product reliability and supply security are of paramount importance.

Testimonials from current customers:

‘We founded our company in 2002 based on the nascent SXGA display from the company we now know as FDD. We took a big risk starting a manufacturing company in a niche industry, but FDD treated us like a partner with an outstanding product, backed by unsurpassed support. The products we built with the FDD microdisplay received immediate praise from customers who were amazed that a head-mounted display can look better than a desktop monitor. We continue to use the SXGA microdisplay today in new development for products requiring uncompromising support, reliability, and image quality.’
Mark Foglia, CEO, NVIS Inc.

“In 2010 ARRI introduced its groundbreaking Alexa digital camera system, which quickly went on to become an industry standard for feature, commercial and episodic television productions. The camera features a high quality electronic viewfinder that ARRI designed around FDD’s WXGA F-LCOS display. With the support of FDD’s technical team, a product was created to match the imaging performance of the camera. Since its introduction, over 2000 Alexas have been sold and customer response has proven that the chosen concept was the right one. As DoP Bill Bennett, ASC remarked at the recent nab show: "In my use of the Alexa over the past year and a half, I have found that the viewfinder is bright, sharp, color accurate, and easy to judge focus."
Michael Koppetz, Senior Engineer, ARRI

‘With the disappearance of CRTs and the slow switching of standard LCD displays that replaced them, the FLCOS SXGA by FDD became the perfect solution for our biomedical application. The versatility of this novel technology allows us to develop new applications for research and clinic which are not possible with other devices.’
Erica Sutter, CEO, EDI

‘We particularly appreciate the ongoing technical and commercial assistance we receive from FDD, the availability of FDD services and constant willingness to help us in finding solutions.’
Philippe Vedal, Project Manager, EADS Astrium.

Forth Dimension Displays (FDD), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kopin Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN)

About Forth Dimension Displays

Forth Dimension Displays (FDD) is the world’s leading supplier of high resolution microdisplays for Near-To-Eye (NTE) applications and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kopin Corporation. For over eight years, FDD’s microdisplays have been used in high-performance training and virtual reality head-mounted displays (HMDs), leading electronic viewfinders for cinematography, and critical applications in the industrial and medical markets.

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. TDI is a trademark of Forth Dimension Displays.

Safe Harbor Statements

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 statements relating to: the expectation that FDD’s TDITM microdisplays will maintain their position as the first choice for high fidelity near-to-eye display applications; the expectation that FDD will find new applications in diverse non-display applications where image quality differentiators, product reliability and supply security are paramount; and other statement that may project or imply future results, events, performance or achievements. 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 potential that FDD may lose market share; that competitors may introduce superior products; and other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in the Kopin Corporation’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 Kopin Corporation’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 FDD and Kopin Corporation undertake no responsibility to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this report.

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