Today, Corning announced Gorilla Glass 3 and their plans to showcase the new glass technology for smartphones and tablets next week at the International CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The third generation of Gorilla Glass is said to be three times more scratch resistant. According to Corning, Gorilla Glass 3 has been improved at the molecular level by implementing a feature called Native Damage Resistance (NDR), which delivers a 50% increase in retained strength once the glass becomes flawed and helps reduce the appearance of scratches by 40%. More details will be released on January 7th and we’ll definitely try to film a durability demo of Gorilla Glass 3 when we visit Corning’s CES booth. Check out the full presser and a flashback of Gorilla Glass 2’s strength and flex tests at CES 2012 a year ago.
Corning to Showcase Latest Glass Technologies for Consumer Electronics at CES 2013
Introducing Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 and Optical Cables by Corning
CORNING, N.Y., January 03, 2013 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced its plans for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. The Corning booth, #14813 Central Hall, will highlight the company’s newest specialty glass solutions and their benefits for today’s consumer electronics device trends.
Corning plans to introduce two new products at CES 2013: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, a new glass composition with durability enhancements; and Optical Cables by Corning, fiber-based, device-to-device connectivity solutions that significantly extend the data transmission range past the limits of copper-based cables. Full product details will be included in announcements planned for Monday, Jan. 7.
“This year at CES, Corning will demonstrate its industry leadership in specialty glass and fiber optic technologies with the introduction of two products designed to enhance and extend the capabilities of consumers’ favorite devices,” said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer, and president. “These new innovations build on the increasingly important and continually evolving role of highly engineered glass technologies in delivering improved product performance and functionality through touch capabilities, protective cover glass, and device connectivity.”
In the Corning booth, experts will be on hand to discuss and present hourly demonstrations of the toughness of Gorilla Glass 3 as well as the connectivity and flexibility of Optical Cables by Corning. The booth will also showcase the benefits of Corning Gorilla Glass in larger format, multi-touch displays for education, entertainment and other applications.
Additionally, James P. Clappin, president, Corning Glass Technologies will be a panelist in the “Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Games and Video” session at 11a.m. PST on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at LVCC, North Hall N255-257. He will discuss the important role of highly specialized glass in some of the latest consumer electronic technologies such as hi-res, 3D, HD video, Internet-connected TVs, conformable displays, tablets and viral apps.