Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced its continuing collaboration with Acer Incorporated, which plans to use Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 on new computing devices released in 2012. Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is the next generation of the widely deployed damage-resistant cover glass for consumer electronic devices. This new glass enables up to a 20 percent reduction in cover glass thickness, without sacrificing the performance consumers have come to expect from the world’s most widely deployed strengthened cover glass.
“We design high-performing, mobile products that enhance the total on-the-go computing experience,” said Campbell Kan, president of Personal Computer Global Operations, Acer Incorporated. “We are impressed with the design opportunities presented by this new glass innovation and how it supports the latest technology trend towards devices that are multitouch, lightweight, and durable.”
“Corning’s new glass composition, Gorilla Glass 2, which enables slimmer and sleeker devices, brighter images, and greater touch sensitivity, is an ideal solution for Acer’s products,” said David Velasquez, director of Marketing and Commercial Operations, Corning® Gorilla® Glass. “We’ve been pleased to collaborate with Acer to bring scratch resistance and durability to the Acer ICONIA family of products and look forward to their introduction of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 devices later this year.”
First introduced in 2007, Corning Gorilla Glass set the industry standard for damage-resistant cover glass. Today it is the most widely deployed cover glass, used by more than 30 major brands and designed into more than 575 product models, spanning over 500 million units worldwide.
Corning is demonstrating the new glass performance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 10 – 13 at Booth #12642 Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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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.