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Corning Delivering Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for Next-Gen Consumer Electronic Devices

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Corning Incorporated today announced the first shipments of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to key device makers who plan to utilize the glass in new consumer electronics devices planned for release in 2012.

    "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," said David R. Velasquez, global director, Marketing and Commercial Operations, Corning Gorilla Glass.

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    "Since we launched Gorilla Glass 2 just last month at CES, we've qualified the glass with more than half of our current customers, and have shipped our first orders to customers who plan to start production and release product in the first quarter this year."

    Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is the next generation of the widely accepted damage-resistant cover glass for consumer electronic devices, enabling up to 20% reduction in cover glass thickness without sacrificing the performance consumers have come to expect from the world's most widely deployed strengthened cover glass.

    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 has been designed into more than 600 product models, spanning over 600 million units worldwide.

    Corning will demonstrate the new glass performance at the Pepcom event, MobileFocus Global, on Feb. 27, in Barcelona, Spain.
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    I've never seen any screen-glass that wouldn't get visible scratches just by repeatedly putting phone in (empty) pocket and back.
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    I have three devices with gorilla glass, it's pretty good stuff, although not scratch proof but resistant enough. Two of my devices with it are 10" screens which I get the impression aren't as durable as my much smaller phone screen.
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    glad to this glass is taking off, I remember doing a research paper in High school about Corning when they where coming out with their first Gorilla Glass
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    I've got my HTC Desire for over a year now, and not a single scratch.
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    I have managed to scratch my GS2 with some USB stick in my front pocket or pens when I wasn't thinking, however they are very minor,. It has hit the floor from over 5 feet and just bounced without anything other than a little ding in the corner of the plastic.

    If this is just as tough and 20% thinner more power to them. Now we just need it flexible enough to fold up and put in a bag, once we have that I would feel good about buying tablets for work.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
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    Would be fun to see a variety of tests performed on this glass to see how it will hold up for use in phones :rockout:
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    I wonder if the second gen will not store tension the way the first gen stuff did.
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    I'd love for this to be on my next upgrade. Sure Gorilla Glass 1.0 wasn't "indestructible" or unscratchable by any means. I managed to give a couple of scratches to my EVO 3D (though I don't remember how that happened), but it's the next best thing.
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    Which is why you put those screen films on them and/or have cases. If it's a cheap phone it might not matter much but a lot of phones costs more than your avarage computer so you should protect it.

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