Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced its collaboration with LG Electronics Vehicle Component Solutions to industrialize Corning® ColdForm™ Technology for curved automotive interior display systems. This announcement comes as the industry navigates new trends toward seamless connectivity with constant synchronization of mobile devices, dashboards, and home information and entertainment systems. Working together, the companies are bringing more economical and high-quality curved display modules to the automotive market.
“Interior displays are on the innovation frontline of automotive design,” said Mike Kunigonis, vice president and general manager, Corning Automotive Glass Solutions. “LG Electronics is one of the industry leaders in cutting-edge vehicle components and electronics. We are proud to collaborate on the development of curved display modules, leveraging our ColdForm Technology and supporting LG’s commercialization effort through technology transfer, advanced glass solutions, and system-level reliability testing services. Together we’re creating a new economical and innovative solution to deliver the next generation of curved automotive interior designs.”
The display evolution in automotive interiors mirrors that of consumer electronics with users demanding larger, curved, and more immersive display designs. Corning’s patented ColdForm Technology provides a cost-effective processing solution versus conventional hot-formed methods while sustaining exceptional optical performance and Corning’s signature durability with AutoGrade™ Gorilla Glass.
“Today the desire for more in-vehicle connectivity is driving an acceleration of auto interior design and the need to adopt innovative products and processes,” said J.Y. Kim, executive vice president and general manager of LG Electronics Vehicle Component Solutions. “At LG, we have always been proud to enable the latest automotive industry trends, which is why we’re working with Corning to industrialize their ColdForm Technology. With this technology, we can economically deliver the larger, curved, dual-display automotive interior display modules consumers and automakers demand.”
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