CORNING, N.Y., January 2, 2015— Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced its plans for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, beginning Tuesday. With glass poised to become the quintessential material for unlocking new capabilities and applications, Corning will showcase the critical role that glass plays in consumer electronic devices and beyond.
At the Corning booth – number 12847, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center – the company will feature:
- Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4: Broken screens due to device drops are a common problem for consumers. Gorilla Glass 4 performs up to two times better than competitive glass designs when dropped from 1 meter in laboratory tests.
- Optical Cables by Corning: The first all-optical fiber cables for the Thunderbolt™ and USB 3.0 communities. These cables are fast, thin, light, and remarkably tough, making them ideal for entertainment (audio, video, editing, and photography), healthcare, and education environments. Be on the lookout for a special Optical Cables by Corning contest, coming soon.
- Corning® Fibrance™ Light-Diffusing Fiber: A glass optical fiber made for thin, colorful, aesthetic lighting, Fibrance enables decorative lighting to be designed or embedded into tight or small places where other bulky lighting elements cannot fit.
“Innovation is at the heart of Corning’s culture,” said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer, and president. “We are constantly looking for ways to reimagine glass to help inspire the development of more advanced technologies. At CES, we will showcase the critical role that glass plays in making consumer devices that allow people to stay connected on the go, while offering the latest in aesthetics and design.”
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on current expectations and assumptions about Corning’s financial results and business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: the effect of global political, economic and business conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition; reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in Corning’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.
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.
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