CORNING, N.Y., January 7, 2014 -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced that Corning® Gorilla® Glass has been chosen by Pebble as the cover glass for the newly launched Pebble Steel smartwatch.
Corning Gorilla Glass, well-known for providing durability and scratch resistance in smartphone, slate and laptop applications, is now bringing those features to the smartwatch category. Compared with sapphire crystal, Corning Gorilla Glass is lighter weight, requires significantly less energy to produce, and transmits more light for better optical clarity.
“Pebble delivers a differentiated experience built around use in real life,” said Eric Migicovsky, founder and chief executive officer of Pebble, “We designed our new watch with Corning Gorilla Glass because it helps us deliver on this promise. Gorilla Glass provides the ideal combination of durability, aesthetic appeal and optical clarity for this application.”
“Corning is pleased to work with Pebble to deliver the benefits of Gorilla Glass to the Pebble Steel smartwatch,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials, “We look forward to continued collaboration with Pebble to deliver the latest in cover glass innovation to their innovative consumer products.”
The Pebble Steel is now available for pre-order from getpebble.com.
Corning will display the new Pebble Steel in booth #11612 located in Central Hall at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
For more information about Pebble Steel, please visit www.getpebble.com.
For more information about Corning Gorilla Glass, please visit www.corninggorillaglass.com.
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.
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