27 April 2010


Kopin appoints key staff

GaAs epiwafer foundry Kopin Corp of Taunton, MA, USA, which makes III-V epiwafers and CyberDisplay LCDs, has appointed Dr. Patrick Chin as VP of Technology at Kopin Taiwan Corporation (KTC) and Mark Stovall as general manager of its Application and Design Center in Scotts Valley, CA.

“Dr. Chin will lead KTC’s technical efforts to support the increasing demand from Taiwan-based customers and to augment Kopin’s domestic capabilities,” said Daily Hill, Kopin’s senior vice president and general manager of the III-V Group. “Kopin is experiencing growth drivers from both the rapid adoption of smart phones around the world and increased market penetration in Asia. Dr. Chin’s strong technical background in HBT and HEMT products is a tremendous asset for Kopin in developing the next generation of products to support the continuously expanding capabilities of wireless devices.”

Prior to joining Kopin, Chin was with Solapoint in Taiwan as VP of Advanced Technology in charge of development and integration for photovoltaic production and wafer foundry business. Previously, he worked at Northrop Grumman Space Technology as Semiconductor Materials Department manager, leading a group of 40 people in developing and producing a variety of III-V devices. He has co-authored more than 60 technical publications in the field of III-V semiconductors and holds three U.S. patents.

Stovall joins Kopin from BAE Systems. He has more than 20 years of experience in managing U.S. Army and Marine Corps programs, including the Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicle, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicle.

“A strong current trend in outsourcing solution-based projects by key defense companies continues to increase the number of opportunities for our military products,” stated Michael Presz, Kopin’s VP of Government Programs. “Mr. Stovall’s vast experience in proposal preparation and management of Department of Defense (DOD) programs will be instrumental is responding to the fast-paced development programs we are currently engaging.”

“The markets we serve are growing significantly and our customers are demanding increased technical and manufacturing support from us,” said president and CEO Dr. John C.C. Fan. “Strong management and technical resources are one of key components for our continued growth strategy. The addition of these two important leaders and the three technical personnel we announced recently represents the execution of this strategy.”

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