Take a look at any manufacturers' flagship smartphone and chances are its display of choice is protected by some very, very tough glass developed by glass and ceramic specialists, Corning.
They pride themselves on making some really tough stuff, their glass being so durable and versatile in fact that it's made quite a name for itself as the choice for mobile devices.
But Corning know they can do better and they've been spending a lot of their time in R&D to bring the next generation of their famous Gorilla Glass to the world.
This Monday at CES, Corning will be unveiling the fruits of their labors in the form of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 (catchy we know), designed, as always for electronic mobile devices.
For those of you lucky enough to be heading to CES, you'll be able to find Corning in the Central Hall at booth #12642, for the rest of you, carry on reading and the press release below will give you the gist of what we can expect from this next-gen product, as well as the companies other projects and ideas.
Corning to Showcase Glass Innovation for Consumer Electronics Design at CES 2012
New Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 to be introduced
CORNING, N.Y., January 05, 2012 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced its plans for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. The Corning booth, #12642 Central Hall, will showcase the critical role of highly engineered specialty glass in addressing emerging trends highlighted at CES 2012, including: increased functionality from smaller form factors; touch technology; connected devices in new application spaces; and sleek, durable large-format design aesthetics.
A key feature of Corning’s CES exposure will be the introduction of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2, the next generation of the popular, damage-resistant cover glass for consumer electronic devices.
“Corning Gorilla Glass has been a tremendous success for Corning, enjoying excellent market acceptance across mobile device industries. Handset and tablet device manufacturers are clearly driving toward higher functionality from thinner designs. Corning’s latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is very well positioned to meet these challenges and enable broader touch technology penetration,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials. Product details will be included in an announcement planned for Monday, Jan. 9.
CES attendees can engage with Corning experts and technologies featuring the latest applications and benefits of Corning Gorilla Glass innovations. “As we did last year, we’ll provide consumers and customers visiting the Corning booth the opportunity to test first-hand the outstanding damage resistance and flexibility of this industry-leading, ultra-thin, and tough specialty glass,” Steiner added.
Corning Gorilla Glass, the technology that made Corning one of the most talked-about companies at CES 2011, is currently featured on more than 30 major brands and designed into more than 575 product models, spanning more than 500 million units worldwide.
The Corning booth will also explore the benefits of Corning Gorilla Glass in larger format, touch displays for education, entertainment, auto, and home appliance applications featuring new design possibilities. These include:
An 82-inch advanced multi-touch LCD display prototype featuring Corning Gorilla Glass as a durable, touch-sensitive, and elegant cover glass.
Touch-enabled automobile interior and home appliance center simulators demonstrating the enhanced user interface experience that thin, durable glass can enable in new design applications.
A centerpiece, Gorilla Glass-covered video wall, flanked by Gorilla Glass fabricated sound speakers, projecting the latest in Corning specialty glass technology news.
Additionally, Dr. Peter Bocko, Corning’s chief technology officer for Corning Glass Technologies and one of the foremost glass experts in the display industry, will be a panelist in the “Beyond the Flat Screen” session on Thursday, Jan. 12, 1:30 p.m. PST. He will discuss the latest advances in screen resolution, viewing angle, sunlight performance, and power consumption in an effort to isolate new products and opportunities.
It's a safe bet to assume that this new glass will be the top choice for mobile devices we can expect to see across 2012, much like its predecessor was last year.
sometimes you'll get a lemon.. no, wait, in this case a monkey..
dude, is your SGS2 made by Samsung or Samsang? cus if it's the later one, then i think that's not the gorilla glass, that's the counterfeit version of it, the Chimpanzee Glass.. Teeehheeee..
The glass is well tested my friend, lots of videos on youtube for that purpose, you must lost faith in your phone's manufacturer, maybe that wasn't a 100% corning gorilla glass, isin't that a possibility?!