Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced it will exhibit its advanced glass portfolio and share its expertise in the display industry at the Society for Information Display’s (SID) Display Week, May 22-27, 2016, in San Francisco.
At booth #929, Corning will demonstrate the innovative and unique ways it is helping to solve some of the display industry’s most complex challenges. Attendees will see firsthand why Corning glass innovations – featuring a variety of industry-leading attributes and benefits – are key components in electronic devices used every day.
From the moment portable laptops replaced cumbersome desktop monitors, Corning drew on its deep understanding of glass science and leveraged its proprietary fusion-draw manufacturing process to lead the display industry with its superior liquid-crystal-display (LCD) glass that fueled the mobile revolution.
As that momentum led to smartphones and tablets with touchscreens, Corning created tough, beautiful Corning® Gorilla® Glass that has been used on more than 4.5 billion devices worldwide. At the same time, Corning continues to create new display glass solutions to meet the demand for devices with increasing resolution and thinness. Corning Iris™ Glass, for example, enables vivid, large-screen TVs to be more slender than a typical smartphone.
- Corning Iris™ Glass: Recently named as a Display Component of the Year by SID, Iris™ Glass is a revolutionary material used as a light-guide plate, which enables set makers to design edge-lit LCD TVs that are less than 5 mm thick. Iris™ Glass composition can achieve optical performance that matches best-in-class materials and delivers high transmission, and low-color shift. BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. will demonstrate an 8K 65-inch prototype with an impressive 3.8-mm profile enabled by Iris™ Glass in its booth #717.
- Corning Lotus™ NXT Glass: Lotus NXT Glass is designed to endure the high-temperature manufacturing processes required to make cutting-edge displays with richer viewing experiences. Its dimensional stability enables energy-efficient devices with higher resolutions.
- Corning® Gorilla® Glass for Automotive Interior Applications: The unique combination of elegance and durability offered by Corning Gorilla Glass provides new design possibilities for automotive interior displays, such as shaped or curved consoles and anti-glare and anti-reflective treatments.
- Vibrant Corning® Gorilla® Glass: A multicolor, high-resolution printing technology with the durability of Gorilla Glass. Vibrant Corning® Gorilla® Glass provides new design options for OEMs and their customers to display photo-realistic images on handhelds and tablets while offering the same protection and optical clarity they have come to expect from the industry’s leading cover glass, Corning Gorilla Glass.
“Corning is pleased to exhibit our category-defining products in our booth at SID this year,” said John Zhang, general manager, Corning Display Technologies. “These products are precisely designed, and engineered using transformative manufacturing platforms, showcasing our industry-leading capabilities.”
Corning experts will also share their insights on the display market and technology, presenting multiple papers at the conference:
“Effective Surface Treatment on the Cover Glass for Auto-Interior Applications” with Dr. Jim Li, Corning technical project manager, on May 25
- “Glass Innovation for Wearable Devices” with Kevin Gahagan, Corning senior manager, technology strategy, on May 25
- “Damage Introduction of Ion-Exchanged Glass under Dynamic Loading Conditions” with Scott Glaesemann, Corning Research Fellow, on May 26
- “High Strength, Damage Resistant Display Panels” with Hemanth Vepakomma, Corning attribute engineering lead, on May 26
- “Glass Light Guide Plate for Large Edge Lit LED LCD TV Application” with Steven Rosenblum, manager, Corning Optics, Lasers & Light Management, on May 27.
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.