Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile device provider, and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW), a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, announced today that Corning® Gorilla® Glass has been designed into the GALAXY Tab 10.1, Samsung Electronics’ most powerful new tablet PC.
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The GALAXY Tab 10.1, which launched in the United States on June 8, is equipped with 1GHz Dual-Core CPU, the latest Android™ Honeycomb platform, and a 10.1 inch WXGA TFT LCD display. The GALAXY Tab 10.1 measures only 8.6 mm thick and weighs a mere 560 grams. Thin, lightweight Corning Gorilla Glass, used as a damage-resistant cover, helps enable this durable, ultra-slim, and lightweight design.
Continuing a tradition of 160-year innovation in materials science and technology, Corning Gorilla Glass is an environmentally friendly glass designed specifically to function as a cover glass for high-end display devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptop computers, and televisions.
Hankil Yoon, vice president of Smartphone Product Planning, Samsung Electronics, said “GALAXY Tab 10.1 is recognized for its high-end technology and amazing design, even among industry experts. For the GALAXY Tab 10.1, Samsung Electronics searched for the most durable, scratch-resistant glass, and again found the perfect solution with Corning Gorilla Glass.”
Haeng-Hee (HH) Lee, president and general manager, Corning Korea Company, Ltd., said “Corning Gorilla Glass has become the cover glass of choice for the fast-growing tablet display market. We will continue to provide Gorilla Glass for high-end and innovative devices.”
Used by more than 30 major brands , Corning Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than 425 electronic devices.
Gorilla Glass is a thin and lightweight material which supports the seamless full-glass fronts of the most sophisticated consumer electronic device designs. Because it is strengthened at the molecular level, its ability to resist damage creates a performance advantage over other cover materials. For further information about Corning Gorilla Glass, please visit www.corninggorillaglass.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on 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.