Kopin Introduces a Wearable Product with a Complete MIPI Solution from Mixel

Mixel Further Expands its Market Share in the MIPI IP Market

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 29, 2014Mixel®, the leader in mobile mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), announced today that Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer of innovative wearable computing technologies and solutions, has successfully incorporated Mixel’s complete MIPI® solution into its recently announced A914 product. This solution includes Mixel’s high-performance, low-power Rx D-PHY SM and Northwest Logic’s full-featured, small-size CSI-2 Rx Controller Core. Northwest Logic is an active participant in Mixel’s MIPI Central Ecosystem Partnership Program, which brings together best-of-class MIPI ecosystem stakeholders.

“As we push the envelope with our state-of-the-art products in a market segment that is rapidly evolving, we have selected a MIPI IP provider that could enable us to achieve the first-time silicon success,” said Dr. Hong Choi, Kopin’s Chief Technology Officer. “Minimizing power and area are of paramount importance in our products. The Mixel team delivered the IPs under a tight schedule and provided us with outstanding product and customer support.”

“We are delighted to see that Mixel MIPI IPs are being integrated into exciting new products such as Kopin’s wearable line of products,” said Ashraf Takla, Mixel’s President and CEO. “It is particularly fulfilling to see Mixel gaining market share in the MIPI IP market as that market continues to grow rapidly.”

“Collaborating with Mixel to provide a market-leading, complete MIPI solution including Rx D-PHY SM Rx and CSI-2 Rx Controller Core is a win for us all,” said Brian Daellenbach, President of Northwest Logic. “We are excited to be part of Kopin’s wearable technology application.”

Mixel will be demonstrating many of its own, as well as its customers’ products, at the TSMC 2014 Open Innovation Platform® Ecosystem Forum, September 30th, San Jose Convention Center, and the MIPI Alliance face-to-face all-member meeting in Shanghai, October 7th - 10th.

About Mixel®:

Mixel is the leader in mixed-signal mobile IPs and offers a wide portfolio of high-performance mixed-signal connectivity IP solutions. Mixel’s mixed-signal portfolio includes PHYs and SerDes, such as Mobile PHYs ( MIPI® D-PHY SM, M-PHY®, and LVDS), general purpose Transceivers, and high-performance PLL and DLL IP cores. For more information contact Mixel at info@mixel.com or visit www.mixel.com.

About Northwest Logic

Northwest Logic, founded in 1995 and located in Beaverton, Oregon, provides high-performance, silicon-proven, easy-to-use IP cores including high-performance Memory Interface Solution (DDR4/3/2, LPDDR3/2/1, RLDRAM 3/II), Expresso Solution (PCI Express 3.0/2.1/1.1 cores and drivers including DMA support), and MIPI Solutions (CSI-2, DSI). These solutions support a full range of platforms including ASICs, Structured ASICs and FPGAs. For additional information, visit www.nwlogic.com or contact info@nwlogic.com.

About Kopin:

Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and modules for the head-worn computing and display systems built by OEM customers. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays, optics, speech enhancement technology, system and hands-free control software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset reference systems. Kopin’s proprietary components and technology are protected by more than 200 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at http://www.kopin.com.

About The MIPI Alliance

MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. Founded in 2003, the organization has more than 275 member companies worldwide, more than 15 active working groups, and has delivered more than 45 specifications within the mobile ecosystem in the last decade. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.mipi.org.

Mixel® and the Mixel logo are registered trademarks of Mixel, Inc.
Kopin and CyberDisplay are registered trademarks of Kopin Corporation.
MIPI®, M-PHY®, CSISM, D-PHYSM are registered trademarks or service marks of MIPI Alliance, Inc.


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