Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that its Corning Iris™ Glass light-guide plate is featured in the CES Innovation Award-winning Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin Monitor (S2719DC). The annual CES Innovation Awards honor outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.
Corning’s light-guide plate technology helps enable the Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin Monitor to be remarkably thin from every angle, with its slimmest profile at 5.5 mm. It is also the world’s brightest ultrathin monitor in its class, according to an April 2018 Dell internal analysis comparing brightness (cd/m2) on competitive monitors. It has a peak brightness of up to 600 nits and VESA-certified DisplayHDR 600.
“Corning is delighted to support Dell’s strategy of continuing to bring the latest innovations to the industry, and we congratulate them for earning this well-deserved recognition,” said Andrew Beck, director, Iris Glass program. “This award is proof that sleek design with a bright, fully immersive viewing experience is what consumers want. It is truly a beautiful monitor, and we are thrilled that our light-guide plate technology helped make this happen.”
A light-guide plate (LGP) is used in edge-lit LCD displays to evenly distribute light and deliver crisp, brilliant images. Using a high-purity glass substrate such as Iris Glass allows set designers more freedom by eliminating air gaps and extra materials needed to accommodate the warp and expansion that typically happens with plastic – the incumbent LGP material.
Iris Glass has zero moisture expansion and 90 percent lower thermal expansion than plastic, making it the ideal LGP material for delivering ultrathin, ultrabright displays.
Consumer trends indicate that high resolution and sleek design will continue to be important to users as the consumer electronics industry evolves. Corning’s latest glass innovations and products are enabling the brightest, thinnest LCD displays yet, and Iris Glass is integral to the performance of the newest generation of computer monitors.
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Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a more than 165-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.
Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning's industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.