Tag Archives: Kopin

Is the VR Industry Settling on a Next Gen Architecture?

Based on recent news reports, it sure seems like the VR industry is moving away from Fresnel lenses to Pancake® optics and switching from glass-based OLEDs or LCDs to microdisplays based on OLED-on-silicon. And major display makers seem to be getting the message too. LG Display used DisplayWeek to showcase their new OLED-on-silicon microdisplay and […]

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What’s the Best Display Architecture for VR?

A new blog on the wearables-era.com web site features an interview with Kopin CEO John Fan. It provides a very nice summary of the thinking of Fan and Kopin and their approach to developing the VR market. The full-length interview is reprinted below with their permission. I want to highlight a couple of key elements […]

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Kopin and Partners Showcase Metaverse Now and Future

By Chris Chinnock Kopin used a penthouse suite at CES 2022 to showcase its display and optics technology along with multiple customer implementations of AR and VR designs. They also live streamed a fireside chat with CEO Dr. John Fan along with key partners – all discussing products and prospects for metaverse products and applications. […]

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HMDmd and Kopin: A Powerful Partnership for State-of-the-Art Surgical Visualization

According to a recent press release, start-up HMDmd is announcing the availability of their Development and Evaluation Kits (DEK21) – a pre-clinical prototype wearable display designed specifically for use in surgical and interventional medicine applications. Dubbed a “combined reality” headset, the unit presents high-resolution 3D video view of the real-time surgical anatomy plus relevant case […]

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Kopin Pushes State-of-the-Art with New Military Display Solution

Chris Chinnock, Insight Media In the Nov. 18, 2021 press release from Kopin, they announced a production order for displays for the U.S. Army’s Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) System. There are two important takeaways from this news. One is the performance of the display, which is a new milestone, and two, that the display […]

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Kopin Announces Multiyear Development Agreement with a Leading Japanese Company for Full-color LED Microdisplays on Silicon

Superbright 2K X 2K 1”-Diagonal Full-Color LED Microdisplay For Augmented and Mixed Reality Applications  WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – July 15, 2021 – Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution AMLCD, LCOS and OLED microdisplays and display subassemblies announced today it has signed a multiyear agreement with a leading Japanese electronics Company that […]

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Kopin Corporation Produces World’s First 35,000-nit HDR Green OLED Microdisplay

Duo-Stack OLED Structure Brightness over 35,000 nits with low power consumption High Dynamic Range (HDR) 14 bits WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – June 22, 2021 – Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution microdisplays, display subassemblies and systems for defense, enterprise, industrial, consumer and medical products announced today it has produced the world’s […]

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Kopin Corporation Announces All-Plastic Pancake® Optics with Excellent Performance

A Major Optics Breakthrough – Enables Super-Compact, Lightweight, Stylish VR Glasses  WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – June 15, 2021 – Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution microdisplays and display subassemblies for defense, enterprise, consumer and medical products, announced today it has succeeded in developing all-plastic Pancake® optics with breakthrough performance for virtual […]

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Kopin OLED Microdisplay Exhibits Breakthrough 7000 Nits Brightness with Good Color Fidelity

One of the key debates within the OLED industry is the best way to improve current efficiency as measured in candelas per ampere (Cd/A).  Some say the direct patterning of red, green and blue materials is the way to go while others favor stacking 2 or more white emitting layers coupled with a color filter.  […]

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Kopin Announces Breakthrough in ColorMax™ Technology for Unparalleled Color Performance in Duo-Stack OLED Microdisplays

Kopin has developed a new backplane and frontplane architecture for OLED-on-Silicon microdisplays which can be used for AR/VR/MR applications. This new architecture brings together a number of innovations into one platform and offers a number of “firsts” in this display category. This includes: First duo-stack OLED with wide color gamut performance 10-bit processing for HDR-capable […]

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Kopin to Show Latest Advances in its Lightning Silicon OLED Microdisplay line-up at CES 2020

I have just learned that Kopin plans to show their OLED microdisplay line up at CES, including a preview of their latest 1.3” 2.6K x 2.6K display (2560 x 2560 resolution) aimed for next generation AR/VR/XR applications. Kopin also plans to highlight latest advances in their 0.49” 720p and 0.99” 2K x 2K devices. Kopin […]

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Kopin Debuts New 720p OLED Panel

Kopin used CES 2018 to introduce a new OLED panel, showcase a new headset for video viewing, and provide some insight into how it sees the AR/VR market shaping up in 2018. In OLED microdisplays, Kopin announced a new 1280×720 resolution OLED-on-Silicon panel in a 0.49″ diagonal form factor.  This follows the 2Kx2K OLED-on-Silicon panel […]

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BOE, Olightek and Kopin form JV for OLED-on-Silicon Manufacturing

One of the display technologies that is being used in Virtual Reality (VR) headsets is OLED-on-Silicon.  Recently, a new partnership was formed between US-based Kopin and two Chinese partners: BOE and Olightek.  The three have agreed to form a Joint Venture (JV) to build new state-of-the-art OLED-on-Silicon manufacturing facility in China to serve anticipated needs […]

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Kopin’s New 2Kx2K OLED-on-Si Panel to Advance VR Image Quality

At CES 2017, Kopin released a new 1-inch OLED  microdisplay panel, branded Lightning, with a resolution of 2048×2048 and a fast 120 Hz frame rate.  Both are firsts for the VR industry and will raise the bar on performance. I and many others have said for some time that resolution, frame rate and latency in […]

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Kopin’s New OLED Microdisplay Foundry Model is Innovative

Kopin has just issued a press release that states their intention to enter the OLED microdisplay market, offering panels that will serve augmented and virtual reality applications.  At CES 2017, they will announce more detail on the first panel and demonstrate it in novel optical solutions as well.  I will get a sneak peak at […]

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