Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coming to devices in April or May

By on February 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM.

Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coming to devices in April or May

Corning announced on Monday that the first shipments of Gorilla Glass 2 have been sent to the company’s partners. Corning’s second-generation of Gorilla Glass is 20% thinner than the original without sacrificing performance or strength. “Corning’s new glass composition, Gorilla Glass 2, enables slimmer and sleeker devices, brighter images, and greater touch sensitivity, providing an ideal solution for the newest, most sophisticated smartphones, tablets, and personal computers,” Corning’s global director of marketing and commercial operations, David R. Velasquez said. The company expects the first Gorilla Glass 2-equipped devices to be available in April or May. Corning Gorilla Glass is used by more than 30 major brands and has been featured in more than 600 product models, spanning over 600 million units worldwide. Read on for the company’s press release. More →

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Corning Gorilla Glass 2 hands on

By on January 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM.

Corning Gorilla Glass 2 hands on

We just met with Corning during CES in Las Vegas to check out its new Gorilla Glass 2 panels for smartphones and tablets. The new glass is 20% thinner than before, but just as strong and scratch resistant as the original Gorilla Glass. The thinner build will surely help manufacturers make smaller and lighter smartphones. We stayed to watch a pressure test, images of which are in the gallery below, and were impressed with the strength of the glass. Corning said that it’s already shipping the new panels to phone manufacturers and that we will see smartphones on the market soon with the new glass. We were also told that Gorilla Glass 2 will be used in new Windows-powered computers later this year. Be sure to check out our gallery below.

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Corning announces tougher and thinner Gorilla Glass 2

By on January 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM.

Corning announces tougher and thinner Gorilla Glass 2

Corning has officially announced Gorilla Glass 2, the company’s next generation of damage-resistant glass. Gorilla Glass 2 is 20% thinner than its predecessor and will be featured on slimmer and sleeker devices, while producing brighter images, greater touch sensitivity, and the same toughness we all love. “We knew Corning Gorilla Glass could get even better,” said James R. Steiner, Corning’s senior vice president and general manager. “In response to our customers’ drive toward thinner form factors, we designed this new glass to enable meaningful reduction in thickness without sacrificing the outstanding glass performance for which Gorilla Glass has become highly recognized.” The second generation of Gorilla Glass will be first featured in Windows-based PCs early this year. Introduced in 2007, Corning’s Gorilla Glass has become the most widely deployed glass for mobile devices and is currently featured on more than 575 product models, spanning more than 500 million units worldwide. Corning is expecting reach more than $700 million in 2011 sales, nearly triple the company’s 2010 results. The full announcement is after the break. More →

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Corning to showcase Gorilla Glass 2 at CES

By on January 6, 2012 at 8:45 PM.

Corning to showcase Gorilla Glass 2 at CES

Corning, the company behind the popular Gorilla Glass used on hundreds of smartphones and other devices, announced on Thursday that it will be at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show to unveil Gorilla Glass 2. According to the company, Gorilla Glass is currently featured on more than 30 major brands and designed into more than 575 product models, spanning more than 500 million units worldwide. As manufacturers move to thinner handsets, Corning’s second-generation of damage-resistant glass will be slimmer than before in order to accommodate the new breed of slimmer devices. Read on for Corning’s full press release. More →

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