Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced plans to team with Sakai Display Products Corporation (SDP) to showcase SDP’s liquid crystal display module for use as an interactive whiteboard. The prototype includes three Corning glass technologies, and Corning will display it Feb. 10-12, in booth #8-E173 at Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The super-slim, 70-inch LCD uses Corning Iris™ Glass as its light-guide plate, Corning® EAGLE XG® Slim Glass as its backplane and frontplane, and anti-glare Corning® Gorilla® Glass as its cover. SDP’s unit supports 4K resolution, reads up to 10 touch points, and features a sleek design that is thinner than 10 millimeters.
“Iris Glass has received positive market reception since its introduction at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January. We are pleased to work with SDP to explore the use of Iris Glass in applications that extend beyond TVs – like interactive whiteboards,” said David Loeber, business director, Gorilla Glass, Corning Specialty Materials. “We also continue to drive innovation in large-format cover glass with anti-glare Gorilla Glass that provides an edge-to-edge, easy gliding surface on our well-known, thin, damage-resistant glass.”
Iris Glass is a flat glass light-guide plate that enables ultra-slim, edge-lit LCDs. As part of the backlight assembly, light-guide plates distribute and direct LED light through LCD displays. With its excellent transmission and minimal color shift, Iris Glass provides bright, vivid, and immersive pictures.
EAGLE XG Slim Glass is suited for mainstream LCD applications and is naturally thin, delivering significant cost-reduction benefits to TV panel manufacturers. Gorilla Glass with anti-glare technology provides outstanding touch and improved viewer experience critical in large-format, high-performance displays.
Together, these glasses allow panel makers to slim bezels and reduce device thicknesses, resulting in innovative large-format device designs.
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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.
About Sakai Display Products Corporation
Founded in 2009, SDP (www.sdp.co.jp/en) develops, manufactures, and distributes LCDs. It is headquartered in Sakai, Osaka, Japan. SDP was the first company to make LCDs from G10 glass substrates. Its state-of-the-art factory using G10 technology is still the only one of its kind in the world.