COWON SYSTEMS, Inc. Selects Corning Gorilla™ Glass for New MP3 Player
CORNING, N.Y., February 05, 2009 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced today that COWON SYSTEMS, Inc. has selected Corning’s Gorilla™ glass, for use in the COWON S9, the latest MP3 Player to be released by COWON SYSTEMS. Corning’s Gorilla glass is an environmentally friendly, thin-sheet glass, which, upon chem-strengthening, provides device manufacturers with a highly durable, scratch-resistant, liquid crystal display (LCD) display cover for high-end mobile devices, touch-screen devices, and applications where high strength and reliability are required.
The COWON S9 features a 3.3-inch, AMOLED, capacitive-touch-panel display that provides 16 million colors on 480x272 pixels resolution. “Using Corning’s proprietary fusion process, Gorilla glass has a pristine surface quality that promotes clarity and is both strong and damage resistant,” said Mark Matthews, division vice president, Corning Specialty Materials.
Corning Gorilla glass is available in a variety of thicknesses, from 0.5 millimeters up to 2.0 millimeters, providing flexibility in device design as well as glass processing. It is an environmentally friendly alumino-silicate. Fusion-draw technology enables the production of uniform thin sheets with a pristine surface. It is also adaptable to scalable sheet sizes for optimal throughput. The result is a drawn surface that in many cases requires no additional finishing for some applications while providing a wide range of thickness options, low-surface roughness and superior flatness. These benefits enable Corning customers to optimize device design and fabrication efficiencies.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 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.
About COWON SYSTEMS, Inc.
COWON SYSTEMS, Inc. is a Digital Multimedia provider specializing in Digital Audio, Digital Video, Digital Voice, and wireless internet technology. Established in 1995, COWON SYSTEMS Digital Device and Content Business is based on the triangular system of hardware, software and content, which are Portable Digital Devices (MP3P, PMP), Integrated Multimedia Software and Multimedia Content Service.
Media Relations Contact:
Anna I. Giambrone
Lisa A. Burns
Investor Relations Contact:
Kenneth C. Sofio