Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of transmissive and reflective active matrix liquid crystal and organic light emitting diode (OLED) microdisplays and display subassemblies for military, enterprise, industrial, consumer and medical products, today announced that its BDM® WVGA LCD module and A912 Driver IC have been chosen by Medisim Ltd. for its BinoVision™ goggles.
Medisim Ltd., based in Israel, developed the novel and patented product - BinoVision™, aiming to treat Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). The binocular head-mounted video goggle connects to most streaming video sources (computer, TV, game console, etc.) and uses the content (movies, cartoons, games, music videos, TV shows) to enable brain stimulation. BinoVision™ is content agnostic, so compliance is high. A published clinical study results of the technology showed that dichoptic stimulation of the visual system can significantly improve visual function in just 4 weeks. A feasibility study at Indiana University suggested BinoVision™ goggles, with some modifications, may also be used in the future for glaucoma. In a published study, the technology demonstrated increasing ocular blood flow and retinal perfusion both in glaucoma patients and healthy subjects.
"Kopin’s knowledge of microdisplays and optical modules was very apparent to us during our process of selecting a near-to-eye LCD,” said Ilan Vadai, CEO, Medisim Ltd. "Kopin’s WVGA module and A912 ASIC were key components necessary to bring BinoVision™ to fruition. Kopin’s displays provide a high level of brightness - a key requirement for our application. In addition, with the displays and optics precisely aligned and securely packaged in a binocular module, the ease of integration was unmatched.”
"We are delighted that Medisim Ltd. has selected our products for its BinoVision™ goggles, and want to congratulate them on their success,” said Greg Truman, Head of Industrial and Enterprise Displays, Kopin. "We are excited by the increased interest in our microdisplays for medical products and believe a variety of applications such as surgical, procedural, ophthalmic and others can benefit from the integration of our near-to-eye microdisplays.”
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, Kopin and its subsidiaries offer a variety of industry leading microdisplay product lines, including LCD, OLED and FLCoS displays. Kopin’s BDM-WVGA (LCD) delivers a large (42?-diagonal size viewed at 6.5-foot distance), crisp image. The lightweight (16g), compact binocular display module integrates two 16: 9 widescreen CyberDisplay® WVGA LVD (854x480 resolution) color filter displays, LED backlights and a pair of pre-aligned high-quality lenses (30 degree field of view) into plastic housing. The BDM-WVGA is driven by Kopin’s A912 controller IC. The BDM-WVGA is a drop in solution, meant to speed up eyewear development and enable OEMs to design-in products quickly and efficiently.
Kopin, CyberDisplay and BDM are registered trademarks of Kopin Corporation.
Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative display and optical technologies sold as critical components and subassemblies for military, industrial and consumer products. Kopin's technology portfolio includes ultra-small Active Matrix Liquid Crystal displays (AMLCD), Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) displays and Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays, a variety of optics, and low-power ASICs. For more information, please visit Kopin's website at www.kopin.com.
About Medisim Ltd.
Medisim Ltd. is a developer and manufacturer of innovative diagnostic medical devices. Founded in 1995, Medisim's headquarters and manufacturing plant are based in Israel, with subsidiaries in the USA and Hong Kong. As an R&D centric company, continually allocating substantial resources into developing innovative, cost-efficient and highly scalable medical solutions, Medisim is proud of its innovative spirit and contribution to enhancing peoples’ health. For more information, please visit Medisim website at: https://www.medisim.co.il
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New York, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "South America Automotive Sunroof Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Type, Material, and Application" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05978921/?utm_source=GNWAn increase in demand for improved visual aesthetics and enhanced traveling experience, coupled with the rise in disposable income of the individuals, has driven the market growth in South America in recent years.Further, the growing middle-class income group, especially in several growing economies, is driving the demand for the automotive sunroofs.The demand for large panoramic sunroofs is increasing among the companies manufacturing and assembling automobile as hatchback and C class segment are also integrating sunroofs owing high adoption from customers.The glass segment led the automotive sunroof market, based on material in 2019.The dominance of glass-based sunroof in the market is attributed to its considerably greater popularity, benefits, and adoption by automotive manufactures.The glass-based sunroof panels are the primary manufacturing preference for several market players due to improved structural durability, better ventilation, visual aesthetics, and energy efficiencies as well as lower maintenance requirements than the fabric-based sunroofs.In addition, several manufacturers have developed innovative and improved sunroof panels that offer superior UV light protection, energy efficiency, and insulation.Moreover, the glass segment is also projected to witness a lucrative CAGR during 2020–2027.Brazil is the worst hit country by the COVID-19 pandemic in South America, followed by Ecuador, Chile, Peru, and Argentina, among others.The region would earn lower export revenues, from the drop in commodity prices and reduction in export volumes.The governments of South American countries are taking various measures to contain the spread of virus such as travel restrictions, factory and business shutdowns, and lockdowns, which would reduce economic activity in the manufacturing and service sectors until at least the next quarter. The overall economy of the region is expected to bounce back once the pandemic is in control.The overall South America automotive sunroof market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.The process also serves the purpose of obtaining overview and forecast for the South America automotive sunroof market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic.The participants typically involved in this process include industry expert such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the South America automotive sunroof market.Webasto SE, ACS France SAS, Aisin Seiki Co.Ltd, Corning Inc, and Inalfa Roof Systems Group B.V are among the key players operating in the market in South America.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05978921/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place.__________________________
SpaceX founder Elon Musk.
Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesElon Musk said Friday that SpaceX has a "fighting chance" of sending an uncrewed Starship rocket to Mars in 2024, later than previously hoped.
The SpaceX Starship rocket, designed to hold as many as 100 passengers and carry heavy payloads, is still in early testing stages.
Musk said in 2017 that on his "aspirational" timeline, SpaceX would send a rocket to Mars in 2022, followed by a crewed mission two years later.
He told the Mars Society on Friday that the new Starship dates were "just guesses."
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SpaceX founder Elon Musk said Friday the company has a "fighting chance" of sending its Starship rocket to Mars in 2024 — two years later than hoped.
During Mars Society's 2020 virtual conference, Musk said SpaceX could send an unmanned Starship rocket, which is currently in its prototype stage, to Mars in 2024 provided it sees "exponential improvement in our rate of innovation."
He later said this date was only a "guess."
Musk said in 2017 that his "aspirational" timeline was for SpaceX to send cargo ships to Mars in 2022, followed by a crewed mission two years later.
SpaceX has completed two successful "hop" tests of the rocket at the company's Texas facility, where it was launched hundreds of feet into the air before returning back to Earth.
The SN5 Starship model lifting off for a "hop" test on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
The rocket is designed to hold as many as 100 passengers and carry heavy payloads.
Musk also told the Mars Society he was "80% to 90% confident" the aerospace giant will reach orbit next year with the rocket.
He said he was "50% to 60% confident" that SpaceX will be able to bring the rocket and booster back after it reaches orbit — but said "we'll probably lose a few ships before we get the atmospheric return and landing right."
Musk told Mars Society President Robert Zubrin over Zoom that his estimated dates for the Starship mission "are just guesses."
"It's not like I have all these secret dates and I'm just keeping them from people," the SpaceX and Tesla CEO said.
Many of Musk's promised timelines over the years have been missed.
Musk said in February 2019 he was "certain" Tesla would make self-driving vehicles by the end of 2019. Tesla is due to release a beta version of its "Full Self-Driving" feature this month to some drivers.
Musk said in 2015 the company's vehicles would be driverless by 2017.