The manufacturing process allows Corning to produce unique shaped Gorilla Glass without having to ship various parts to different factories around the world. A comment from Corning Special Materials senior vice president and general manager, James R Steiner, says that the company can now take Gorilla Glass from flat sheet to a finished 3D product in Asia, making it faster to ship out to customers. Corning says that it will be ready to ship out the 3D Gorilla Glass to customers starting sometime this year.
According to Corning, "More than half of the top 10 smartphone manufacturers already market devices that incorporate cover glass with subtle curves," which means plenty of demand for this version of Gorilla Glass. Corning says that the three-part manufacturing process helps designers come up with thinner and lighter devices and will help them design more comfortable displays for mobile devices.
"We can now take Gorilla Glass all the way from flat sheet to a finished 3D-shaped product in Asia, expediting turnaround times and minimizing logistical complexity. That’s a win for Corning and our customers."-James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials
To make this all work, Corning has partnered with G-Tech Optoelectronics Corp. to develop a vertically integrated production facility in Taiwan.
source: Corning via AndroidCentral