Kopin announces a new 720p OLED microdisplay, updates on its production plans

Kopin Corporation announced a new 0.49" 1280x720 lightning OLED microdisplay with a brightness of 1000 nits. The new display runs at 60Hz (which is rather low for VR, which usually requires 90Hz or higher) and consumers less than 40 mW.

Kopin Lightning OLED microdisplay photo

Kopin 1" 2k x 2k OLED Lightning microdisplay

Kopin already announced a first device to use this new display, the Pico Interactive Eagle. This is Kopin's second OLED microdisplay, following the 1-inch 120 Hz 2k x 2k Lightning panel introduced in January 2017.

Kopin also updates that it expects to begin production of its OLED displays with its partner OLiGHTEK in Q2 2018, using a new state-of-the-art OLED deposition system, which was co-funded by both companies. Kopin's JV with BOE and OLiGHTEK is also progressing, and has secured land in Kunming, China and is ready to start construction of the world’s largest OLED on silicon factory.

Posted: Jan 06,2018 by Ron Mertens


720p will be for media viewers not VR