CES 2012: Corning Announces Thinner Gorilla Glass 2
January 10, 2012 11:45 AM
comment(s) - last by
Devices using Gorilla Glass 2 are expected to hit the market in the "coming months," according to Corning
Corning announced the next generation of its damage/scratch-resistant cover glass, Gorilla Glass 2, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week.
Corning's Gorilla Glass has been a hit since its 2007 debut, offering thin and damage-resistant glass for the creation of screens mainly used for portable electronic devices like smartphones and laptops. It is used by over 30 brands and has been integrated with more than 575 products.
With that kind of success, Corning has decided to release a sequel:
Corning's Gorilla Glass 2 will actually be thinner than the original by about 20 percent. The cut in thickness is aimed to better suit thinner upcoming devices. The thinner glass will allow for greater touch sensitivity as well.
But Corning assures that thinner doesn't mean weaker. The glass will still be tough, durable, damage-resistant and scratch-resistant.
"We knew Corning Gorilla Glass could get even better," said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager of Corning Specialty Materials. "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.”
Devices using Gorilla Glass 2
are expected to hit the market in the "coming months," according to Corning. The company also announced that it expects total sales for 2011 to have hit $700 million.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Used for what?
1/11/2012 1:31:06 AM
Huh? Look at the Samsung Series 7 Slate.
This is already one of the nice devices running Win8 beautifully. And using Gorilla Glass as well (v1.x that is...).
Of course it would help to make the glass even thinner to further reduce the thickness of these devices, esp. when they are running x86 hardware.
But Samsung already did a lovely job with this one. Well worth to carry 300 grams over the ipad2 and live without limitations in exchange :-)
"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007
Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook, ThinkPad X1 Hybrid with x86/ARM Mashup
January 5, 2012, 12:01 AM
Mountain Gorillas Infected by Human Virus for the First Time
March 29, 2011, 6:28 PM
BlackBerry’s Latest "Plug" for its Passport Smartphone: Displaying Sharp X-rays for Doctors
August 21, 2014, 4:49 PM
Sprint Introduces $60 Unlimited Plan, Touts $20/Month Costs Savings Versus T-Mobile
August 21, 2014, 2:05 PM
Opera Becomes Official Browser of Microsoft-Nokia's Non-Windows Phones
August 21, 2014, 1:01 PM
Microsoft Tests Free 24-Hour Xbox One Game Trials
August 21, 2014, 11:41 AM
New Photos Show “Assembled” iPhone 6, Protruding Camera Ring
August 20, 2014, 2:32 PM
ZTE Nubia 5S mini LTE 4.7" Smartphone Headed to U.S. for $280 Unlocked
August 20, 2014, 10:37 AM
Most Popular Articles
Lumia 830 Gets Major Upgrades Including New 20.1 Megapixel Toshiba Sensor
August 15, 2014, 6:00 PM
Windows Phone, BlackBerry Smartphone Market Share Falls to 2.5%, 0.5% Respectively
August 15, 2014, 9:44 AM
GM Concedes That the Cadillac ELR Doesn’t Really Compete with the Tesla Model S
August 15, 2014, 5:42 PM
Report: Windows 9 “Threshold” Tech Preview Coming Next Month
August 15, 2014, 11:29 AM
Apple Scores Patents, Preps New Reversible USB Plug for iPhone 6 Connector
August 18, 2014, 1:32 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information