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Key Ring Camcorder Features Kopin's CyberDisplay

Royal Philips' key019 is camcorder, camera, mp3 player and USB storage. (June 02, 2004)

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Royal Philips' key019

Kopin Corp., the largest U.S. manufacturer of microdisplays for consumer, military and industrial applications, today announced that its 0.16-inch CyberDisplay-equipped CyberView 113K EVF is featured in the new key019 Key Ring Camcorder introduced by Royal Philips Electronics.

The key019 features an ultra-cool design, which, at 3.5 inches tall, 1.2 inches wide, less than 1 inch thick and weighing a mere 1.6 ounces, is the size of a PEZ candy dispenser. This unique design captured Popular Mechanics' Editor's Choice Award for new product innovation at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show and was featured in the May 10, 2004 edition of Time magazine. The key019 Key Ring Camcorder was designed and is sold by Royal Phillips Electronics and is being manufactured by Kinpo Electronics Co. The key019 is now available to consumers worldwide.

The key019 combines the capabilities of a digital camcorder, a 2-megapixel digital camera, an MP3 player and a 128-megabyte USB storage device in a product that fits on a key ring. Kopin's unique microdisplay enables users to accurately frame the subject and to capture pictures or video with exceptional resolution and vibrant color image quality.

The key019 is the latest in Philips' highly successful "Infotainment" family of Key Ring wearable devices designed to bring a new level of style, compactness and convenience to consumer digital electronics. It stores 25 minutes of continuous MPEG-4 video recording or up to 200 still images, and up to four hours of music or other audio. It also can be used as a portable data storage device for transferring files to a PC.

"The selection of Kopin's CyberView 113K EVF for this unique multimedia device is a testament to the superior operating characteristics of the CyberDisplay," said Dr. John C.C. Fan, Kopin's president and CEO. "With unsurpassed image quality, ultra-small footprint and excellent power efficiency, Kopin's CyberDisplay family of microdisplays is enabling a new generation of fun, stylish and ultra-portable consumer electronic products."

Kopin's CyberView 113K EVF features the CyberDisplay 113K, the world's smallest color filter liquid crystal microdisplay that, at 0.16 inch diagonal, is about the size of a grain of rice. The display consumes just 10 milliwatts of battery power, making the CyberView 113K EVF far more power efficient than competitive offerings. When paired with an appropriate optic, CyberView delivers a virtual image size as large, clear and vibrant as full-size displays. In addition to the display, the CyberView 113K EVF includes the lens, polarizer, backlight and housing.

Kopin's CyberDisplay 113K utilizes ultra-small color-producing pixels for exceptional image quality. Each pixel is comprised of a red, green and blue sub-pixel measuring a mere 6.3 x 11.3 microns each. There are a total of 113,578 sub-pixels in the 0.16-inch diagonal display, a density which has never before been achieved.


About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is one of the world's biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest, with sales of EUR 29 billion in 2003. It is a global leader in color television sets, lighting, electric shavers, medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, and one-chip TV products. Its 165,300 employees in more than 60 countries are active in the areas of lighting, consumer electronics, domestic appliances, semiconductors, and medical systems. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

About Kinpo Elecontrics Co.
Relying upon its corporate culture stressing Transcendence, Sincerity, and Harmony, Kinpo has established itself as a front runner in Taiwan's electronics industry since 1973. Kinpo's diversified product lines range from basic electronic calculators at one end, a wide range of 3C consumer electronics in between, and to internet application products at the other. Kinpo has a staff of more than 10,000 employees worldwide. Kinpo's current corporate management center and R&D design facilities are located in Taiwan, software development centers are in Shanghai and Beijing, mass production facilities are in Dongguan, and manufacturing support is in Thailand. By taking comparative advantages of different regions, Kinpo has made itself the most valued partner to many renowned transnational corporations. Information about Kinpo Electronics Inc. is available at www.kinpo.com.tw.

About Kopin
Founded in 1984, Kopin is pioneering the use of nanotechnology to manufacture nanosemiconductor products that make mobile electronic devices small, fast, bright, lightweight and power efficient. With an intellectual property portfolio of more than 200 issued and pending patents, Kopin supplies the world's largest electronics manufacturers and government agencies with breakthrough semiconductor products. The Company's liquid-crystal microdisplays, ultra- efficient transistors and high-brightness GaN LEDs enhance the delivery and presentation of voice, video and data. Kopin technology is currently used in nearly one-third of the world's cell phones and camcorders and is the microdisplay standard for the U.S. military. For more information, please visit Kopin's website at www.kopin.com.

 


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