WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kopin Corporation (Nasdaq:KOPN), a leading developer of innovative wearable computing technologies and solutions, today announced the addition of the A914 Display Driver and CyberDisplay nHD display. The A914 chip, with its integrated MIPI® receiver for seamless connectivity to mobile processors, can drive the CyberDisplay nHD display and a number of Kopin’s other displays. The compact CyberDisplay nHD display with 640 x 360 resolution in 0.26” diagonal provides more than 5000 nits (candela per square meter), sufficient brightness for full sunlight readability.
The MIPI interface specification is an industry standard which significantly reduces the number of wire connections from the mobile processor to displays and cameras, enabling ever more compact and feature-rich mobile electronics. The A914 supports MIPI D-PHY/MIPI DSI video input interface as well as MIPI low power control protocol. The digital video input supports 24 bit, 18 bit and 16 bit RGB. Digital image processing functions include brightness and contrast control, gamma correction, and image flip. The chip also features integrated charge pump and backlight driver circuits. The output stage includes 9-bit DACs and video amplifiers to drive the RGB signals to the display. The A914 drives Kopin's nHD and other CyberDisplay products, including displays at VGA and WVGA resolution, and is designed to support future displays now in development.
“Kopin’s new MIPI-compliant solutions enable customers to manufacture wearable products that seamlessly connect with smartphones, tables and other connected devices,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, CEO of Kopin. “Our A914 chip can drive our displays with several different resolutions and consumes very low power thanks to our patented technology. Kopin has been an early innovator in wearable technology and our displays and components provide best-in-class performance for wearable products. Kopin’s displays and component products are at the forefront of wearable technology.”
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.
Kopin and CyberDisplay are registered trademarks of Kopin Corporation. MIPI is a registered trademark of MIPI Alliance.
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 Kopin’s displays and component products being at the forefront of wearable 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: there may be lower than expected or no demand for Kopin displays or components, Kopin’s displays and components may not be producible at a cost which enables Kopin to make a profit, 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 28, 2013, 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.