When you talk about positioning your product in the market with both quality and strength, it makes sense to draw upon Corning’s Gorilla Glass product to give you that something extra. Look at the Motorola DROID RAZR. Not only does it have a Kevlar back panel and nano particles for water resistance, it also has the Gorilla Glass to help set it apart from it’s competitors. Gorilla Glass has been around for a while now and in a society and smartphone market where it is always asked “what’s next?”, Corning has answered yet again with Gorilla Glass 2, the next evolution in screen technology.
What’s next is screens that are 20% thinner than the original version from Corning without missing any of the strength or performance we have become used to, In fact, Gorilla Glass 2 will have even greater touch sensitivity when devices start hitting the shelves in April and May. Gorilla Glass is currently used in over 30 major brands and is featured in over 600 models! There are over 600,000 devices sporting the Gorilla Glass screen worldwide.
Check out the press release below for more information.
Corning Delivering Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 for Next Generation Consumer Electronic Devices
CORNING, N.Y., February 27, 2012 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced the first shipments of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 to key device makers who plan to utilize the glass in new consumer electronics devices planned for release in 2012.
“Corning’s new glass composition, Gorilla Glass 2, enables slimmer and sleeker devices, brighter images, and greater touch sensitivity, providing an ideal solution for the newest, most sophisticated smartphones, tablets, and personal computers,” said David R. Velasquez, global director, Marketing and Commercial Operations, Corning® Gorilla® Glass.“
Since we launched Gorilla Glass 2 just last month at CES, we’ve qualified the glass with more than half of our current customers, and have shipped our first orders to customers who plan to start production and release product in the first quarter this year.”
Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is the next generation of the widely accepted damage-resistant cover glass for consumer electronic devices, enabling up to 20% reduction in cover glass thickness without sacrificing the performance consumers have come to expect from the world’s most widely deployed strengthened cover glass.
Introduced in 2007, Corning Gorilla Glass set the industry standard for damage-resistant cover glass. Today it is the most widely deployed cover glass, used by more than 30 major brands and has been designed into more than 600 product models, spanning over 600 million units worldwide.
Corning will demonstrate the new glass performance at the Pepcom event, MobileFocus Global, on Feb. 27, in Barcelona, Spain.