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Corning Gorilla Glass is now on more than a billion devices

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Corning Gorilla Glass is now on more than a billion devices
Corning’s Gorilla Glass now seems like a must-have technology in smartphones and tablets, but some five years ago it wasn’t like this. The arrival of the iPhone gave the New York-based glass company a boost it probably didn’t expect will become this big, and now Corning Gorilla Glass is used in more than a billion devices.

The tough glass arrived in its second thinner and tougher version recently, and while it all started with a meeting between Steve Jobs and Corning chief executive Wendell Weeks, to arrive on the iPhone, the technology is now used in Samsung, Nokia, Sony devices, virtually all manufacturers use it.

In the last quarter, Q3 2012, Gorilla Glass brought the company $363 million, growing 21% from the same period last year.

But the company total sales dropped on a year-on-year basis as its telecoms and environmental units grew weakened.

In the future, though, Willow Glass is coming. This is an “ultra slim flexible glass” technology making it much easier to create curved surfaces.

source: Corning via TechCrunch

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posted on 25 Oct 2012, 04:06

1. melvineus (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Oyeah? with just one drop of my htc onex the glass is easily broken, very fragile

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 23:44

6. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


So this Willow Glass will allow flexible amoled screens to have willow glass as a protective coat.

Nice.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 05:51 2

2. Cyberchum (Posts: 269; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Stop bashing, my old C7 is still a rock.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 10:35 2

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I wonder what an Elephant glass could do!!!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 17:37

4. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


What's funny is that Corning actually has a joint venture with Samsung before Apple came into the picture. Also, Gorilla Glass is only one product line in Corning (that is over 50 years old).

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 23:53

5. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Willow glass sounds awesome, not just for curved surfaces but on the phones. It's the impact that kills the glass in our screens, if it is allowed to flex a bit, it will be less prone to breaking.

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