Is Kopin (KOPN) Turning Into an AR/VR Stock?

May 31. 2017. 5 mins read

Earlier this year, we lamented the fact that there are few opportunities to invest in pure-play stocks for virtual reality companies at the moment. After all, 2016 saw an explosion in virtual reality (VR) with the release of the Oculus Rift and a host of other headsets. HTC Corp (TPE:2498) is probably the closest thing there is to a virtual reality stock since most of the competition is wrapped into mega-corporations or private startups.

Funding to VR and augmented reality startups hit an all-time high of $1.8 billion last year. Some market prognosticators are saying the AR/VR market could be worth upwards of $120 billion by the end of the decade. Who wouldn’t want to jump on that gravy train? That’s why when we got an email from a PR hack marketing consultant pushing Massachusetts-based Kopin Corp. (NASDAQ:KOPN), we weren’t surprised that someone else was as intrigued as we were about a company that has been around for more than 30 years—25 trading on the NASDAQ—that appears to be shifting its entire business towards augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).

About Kopin

At the helm of the company is John Fan, a PhD who

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