Kopin (KOPN) has almost tripled in the last two weeks from $5 to $13.56

Only two weeks ago Kopin (NASDAQ: KOPN) announced a new agreement with a major medical technology company, HMDmd. On the day of the announcement the stock jumped as high as 23%, however, it bounced back about 13% before the closing bell.

Other news has Kopin’s 2.6K x 2.6K OLED Display Incorporated in Panasonic’s New VR Glasses.

Furthermore, Kopin has signed a multi-year contract with Jade Bird Display at the beginning of January to develop super-bright monochrome LED microdisplays.


  • Kopin has been making a lot of agreements in the last 2 months which have helped boost the stock’s price.
  • On January 7, the company entered into an agreement with Jade Bird Display to develop super-bright monochrome LED microdisplays.
  • On January 15, Kopin announced its OLED display is incorporated in the new Panasonic VR Glasses to the market.
  • On February 2, the company has entered into an agreement with a start-up to develop and design wearable display products for surgeons in order to enhance surgery performance and allow faster and real-time information to surgeons.
  • Kopin’s earnings are expected to be released on the 1st of March 2021.

About Kopin Corporation

Kopin is providing critical components and solutions for wearable products for military, enterprise, industrial, medical and consumer markets. Kopin’s products include ultra-small LCD (liquid crystal display), ferroelectric LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) and OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays, optical modules, display system solutions and low power ASICs (application-specific integrated circuit). The company exists since 1984 and is based in Westborough, Massachusetts. The company has licensed its intellectual properties in wearable display technologies and systems for surgical uses. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.

About HMDmd

The company is based in San Diego and is an early-stage company (start-up) focus on bringing wearable display products to market. Its products are engineered and customized specifically for the integration into advanced robotic and endoscopic surgical systems.

About the agreement with HMDmd

Kopin is specializing in microdisplay technology and head-mounted display systems. HMDmd, a start-up is developing wearable display products for surgeons. On February 2, the two companies announced an agreement with a major medical technology company to design and develop a head-worn display system for surgeons that aims to deliver high resolution and real-time information when completing a surgery. The device will be based on Kopin’s proprietary platform and will be integrated with the company’s advanced surgical systems. Moreover, this will allow surgeons to perform better while seeing diagnostic information and patient data faster without the need to use their hands like they are doing until today. Therefore, the surgeon’s attention will not be divided into a traditional monitor.

We are excited to develop this customized high-performance display system for surgical applications,” Kopin CEO John Fan said in a statement. “We believe the combination of our expertise in display system design with HMDmd’s deep knowledge of the specific needs of surgeons is crucial for developing a display system optimized for surgeons.” The company also shared that it holds warrants for a minority stake in the small start-up.

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We are very pleased to initiate the development of the first product for this leading medtech company,” said John Lyon, CEO of HMDmd. “We have already demonstrated a concept version of the display system to surgeons and prospective distribution partners and have received a very positive response from the market. Our goal is to be a leader in wearable medical-grade display systems, which will be a key information platform for surgeons working in the integrated operating room of the near future.”

Kopin’s OLED Display Incorporated in Panasonic’s New VR Glasses

On January 15, Kopin announces it’s Lightning 2.6K x 2.6K (2560 x 2560 resolution) OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display on-chip (DoCTM) which is incorporated in Panasonic’s VR Glasses. The Doc is specifically designed for high-performance compact virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) headsets. The new Panasonic VR glasses are the first high-dynamic-range (HDR) capable ultra-high-definition VR glasses.

The OLED DoC is made with Kopin’s patented ColorMax technology for high color applications and a duo-stack OLED structure for brightness. The slim Pancake optics is what makes the VR glasses more comfortable to wear for longer periods of time, unlike today’s VR headsets.

We have worked very closely with Panasonic on the display and with 3M (NYSE: MMM) on the Pancake optics for the Panasonic VR glasses,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, President and CEO of Kopin. “We have had a very collaborative development program with each company contributing core elements of the technology and design – the ultimate Panasonic VR Glasses have both high-performance and a sleek, comfortable design. We look forward to seeing Panasonic delight their customers with these magnificent VR Glasses.”

About the deal with Jade Bird Display (JBD)

On January 7, the two companies announced that they signed a multi-year contract agreement to develop super-bright monochrome LED microdisplays. Jade Bird Display is based in Shanghai, China and is a leader in microLED displays. JBD was founded in 2015 and is focused on making the brightest smallest and most efficient micro-display panels.

In the agreement, JBD will provide LED wafers and the hybrid bonding service on Kopin-designed and supplied Si backplane wafers for monolithic 2K x 2K LED microdisplays.

We are very excited about our collaboration with Jade Bird Display who has demonstrated leading technology and production capabilities in LED micro displays,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, CEO and founder of Kopin Corporation. “We believe high-resolution monochrome LED microdisplays with brightness up to 4 million nits would create new interesting applications for microdisplays, and would satisfy our customer’s needs for various applications. The LED microdisplay products from this partnership will complement our growing microdisplay portfolio and open new market opportunities.”


Kopin’s stock price started the month at $5.20 and is now $13.56 meaning it has almost tripled in the last two weeks. Its market capitalization is 1.15 billion with a 52-week range of $0.19-$13.62. Earnings will be released on the 1st of March where we will be able to see the company’s revenues, operating margins, profits, and EPS. For now, it remains on our radar.

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Natalia C. - Junior Analyst at FDGT Academy

Natalia C. - Junior Analyst at FDGT Academy

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