Kopin Announces an Agreement with Olympus to Jointly Develop Ultra-Compact Display Modules for Emerging Headset Market
KOPN announced it has signed an agreement with Olympus Corporation (TOKYO:7733) to co-develop ultra-compact display modules for emerging consumer headsets, often referred to as Video Eyewear or Glass, for computing and communication applications. For comfort and ease of use, the consumer headsets should be super small and light. The agreement pairs Olympus, the world leader in very small optics used for medical applications, with Kopin whose unique high-resolution liquid crystal displays (CyberDisplay® products) exhibit extremely high brightness and very low power consumption.
Mr. Yoichi Iba, senior general manager of Corporate R&D center, Olympus Corporation, stated, “The key for the success of consumer headsets is to integrate very compact optics with bright and power-efficient displays. The unique technologies of Olympus and Kopin are a perfect match for this market.”