Corning Gorilla Glass is now on more than a billion devices

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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6 Comments

1. melvineus

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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

6. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

2. Cyberchum

Posts: 1013; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Stop bashing, my old C7 is still a rock.

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I wonder what an Elephant glass could do!!!

4. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 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).

5. pliskin1

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 17, 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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