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 units worldwide.
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.