When it comes to enhancing viewing experiences, Corning is leading the way
Today’s displays are thinner and more immersive than ever, and Corning’s display glass innovations are enabling richer entertainment experiences for people all around the world. As one of the world-leading suppliers of glass substrates for LCD, OLED and advanced displays, Corning plays a key role in the display industry – and has helped propel the technology forward since the 1980s.
But Corning’s history in the display industry spans even further back than that. At the 1939 World’s Fair, a futuristic technology called a “television” was unveiled. Included in that new-fangled product? A circular cathode ray bulb manufactured by Corning. By the 1950s, Corning was producing glass for the black-and-white TV sets appearing in nearly every living room in the United States.
Fast forward to today, add rich, realistic color and collapse the display to less than an inch thick, and you have LCD televisions. In LCD screens, an always-on backlight projects light through a liquid crystal layer, sandwiched between two pieces of glass. When the liquid crystal is excited by an electric current, it lets the light of an individual pixel pass through like a shutter, delivering vibrant displays.
And Corning’s display glass innovations play an integral role in how those devices work.