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TAUNTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2006--Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed James K. Brewington, president of Developing Markets at Lucent Technologies, to its Board of Directors.
"Jim Brewington brings to Kopin an extensive knowledge of the global communications market, a background that will be invaluable as we continue to expand the opportunities for our HBT and display technologies," said Dr. John C.C. Fan, Kopin's chairman and chief executive officer. "Having played a key role in building the Mobility business at Lucent and establishing its leadership in third generation technologies, Jim understands the catalysts that are driving our end markets. This expertise makes him an ideal choice not only as a board member, but also as a strategic asset to our company."
Prior to heading Lucent's Developing Markets group, Mr. Brewington, 62, served as president of the company's Mobility Solutions Group, where he was responsible for all wireless infrastructure for the mobility segment, including global wireless development and product architecture, project management, and business and product management. He began his career at AT&T in 1968, and over the ensuing 38 years he has held various executive management positions in the telecommunications industry, including overseeing Bell Telephone Wireless Laboratories.
Mr. Brewington was a member of the United States/Egyptian Presidents' Council, a business advisory panel established by President Clinton and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to improve bilateral commercial and economic relationships. He also serves on the board of directors of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council and INROADS/North Jersey, Inc., a non-profit organization that trains minority youth for careers in business and industry. He is a member of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) and the CTIA Wireless Foundation.
Mr. Brewington holds an MBA from the University of Seattle, a master's degree from Stanford University's Sloan Fellows Program and a bachelor's degree from the College of Idaho.