Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced the extension of its EAGLE XG® Slim glass substrates product line to support LCD panel manufacturing for portable display applications. The announcement came at the Society for Information Display’s Display Week, an industry trade show in Boston.
Today’s announcement adds 0.3 mm glass in Generation 6 (1500mm by 1800mm, or roughly five feet by six feet), which provides a significant cost reduction benefit to LCD display panel manufacturers.
“Currently, many flat-panel display manufacturers must thin the LCD glass plate through an expensive acid etching step as part of their production process,” said Andrew Beck, product line manager, Corning Display Technologies. “EAGLE XG Slim glass is naturally thin so it requires no acid etching to meet the 0.3mm target thickness and hence eliminates thinning costs completely.”
EAGLE XG Slim glass is currently used in mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, monitors, and televisions. The availability of 0.3 mm substrates in Generation 6 size provides an ideal solution for emerging mobile applications, like those in the Ultrabook™ product category. Ultrabooks, a trademark of Intel Corporation, are notebooks that allow users to consume and produce content without sacrificing mobility.
“Emerging mobile applications are driving increased demand for thinner, lighter display panels,” Beck said. “Our EAGLE XG Slim glass helps panel manufacturers meet this demand in a more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly way.”
EAGLE XG Slim glass is produced using the award-winning, environmentally friendly EAGLE XG glass composition and Corning’s proprietary fusion process. This precise process produces glass substrates with inherent dimensional stability and exceptionally clean, smooth, flat surfaces – qualities essential to the successful manufacture of LCD displays.
To learn more about EAGLE XG Slim, visit www.corning.com/EAGLE.
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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.