Corning, N.Y - Corning is using International CES to
introduce Gorilla Glass 2 - the next phase in its highly durable cover glass
for consumer electronics products, ranging from small hand-held portable phones
to big-screen TVs.
Corning will demonstrate Gorilla Glass 2 through live
demonstrations in the Corning booth, Central Hall #12642, January 10, through
Friday, January 13.
Corning Gorilla Glass 2 enables up to a 20 percent reduction in
glass thickness, while maintaining the damage resistance characteristics.
Corning said the thinner Gorilla Glass 2 enables slimmer and
sleeker devices, brighter images, and greater touch sensitivity. The benefits
can provide electronics manufacturers with superior design flexibility as they
address consumer demand for increasingly high-performing, touch-sensitive, and
durable mobile devices, Corning said.
"Corning Gorilla Glass has enjoyed tremendous market adoption in
the high-growth mobile handset and computing device market, providing a
replacement for plastic and legacy soda-lime glass as a protective cover and
elegant design solution," said James R. Steiner, Corning Specialty Materials senior
VP and general manager.
"We knew Corning Gorilla Glass could get even better. So, in
response to our customers' drive toward thinner form factors, we designed this
new glass to enable meaningful reduction in thickness without sacrificing the
outstanding glass performance for which Gorilla Glass has become highly
recognized. This glass, along with Windows operating system innovations from
Microsoft, will help deliver exceptional beauty, performance, and toughness for
new Windows PCs. You will see this early this year with Windows-based PCs which
we expect to be the first in-market laptops designed to leverage the
performance of our new second-generation glass," Steiner continued.
Product qualification and design implementation for Corning
Gorilla Glass 2 are underway with Corning's global customers, a number of whom
are expected to unveil new devices using Corning Gorilla Glass 2 during the
coming months, Corning said.
Since Corning first introduced Gorilla Glass in 2007, it has
become the most widely deployed cover glass, used by more than 30 major brands
and designed into more than 575 product models, spanning more than 500 million
As one of the company's fastest growing businesses, Corning
Gorilla Glass is expected to reach more than $700 million in 2011 sales, nearly
triple 2010 results, the company said in a statement.