Gorilla Glass 2 – The Tough Got Tougher and Thinner:
Smartphones and other mobile devices would not be as tough as they are without a nice display being furnished with Gorilla Glass, and while there are alternatives to this material, it seems that Gorilla Glass is going to carry on being the daddy in the Smartphone jungle for some time.
Not happy to rest on their Laurels at Corning Specialty materials. It now seems that we will see Gorilla Glass 2 in time for the CES event next week, when lots of new gadgets and materials are released.
Talking about the new Glass, James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials said:
“Corning Gorilla Glass has been a tremendous success for Corning, enjoying excellent market acceptance across mobile device industries,….handset and tablet device manufacturers are clearly driving toward higher functionality from thinner designs. Corning’s latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is very well positioned to meet these challenges and enable broader touch technology penetration.”
Formed in 2007, Corning’s Gorilla Glass is now the most widely used and deployed glass for mobile devices, featuring on some 575 products, and is now on a total of 500 million worldwide devices, with the company behind the glass expecting to see some $700 million in 2011 sales.
The new glass is rumored to be 20% thinner and lighter as a result.
We look forward to hearing more about the product, which is a truly remarkable piece of science as it is almost unbreakable, at least I am yet to see anyone who can scratch it or break it using your common or garden tools that would normally shatter the hell out of such a seemingly normal bit of glass…amazing stuff.Anthony Munns