Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to debut at CES 2012: Will latest innovation be on iPad 3 or iPhone 5?
January 5, 2012 at four:13 pm
Corning Inc., announced today its program to unveil Gorilla Glass 2 at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, and the firm said a lot more product particulars would be produced obtainable Jan. 9.
The Corning, N.Y.-based company plans to “showcase the vital function of very engineered specialty glass in addressing emerging trends” at CES 2012. Some of the highlights contain increased functionality from smaller form aspects connected devices in new applications touch technologies and, significant-format style aesthetics.
However, the main attraction to the Corning booth will be the introduction of Gorilla Glass 2, which is the next generation of the damage-resistant cover glass located on practically each and every consumer electronic today. CES attendees will have access to Corning specialists and items featuring the most recent Gorilla Glass applications.
The timely debut of Gorilla Glass two comes just before the rumored early-2012 launch of the iPad 3, as well as the rumored summer-to-fall launch of the iPhone five, leaving space for Apple to contain the most recent technology on its upcoming devices.
Although not confirmed, it is worth speculating whether or not Corning supplied Apple, just before today’s announcement, with Gorilla Glass 2 for iOS device production. The thought does not seem far-fetched taking into consideration the nature of each companies’ relationship…
Steve Jobs’ official biography by Walter Isaacson revealed the initial interactions in between the Apple cofounder and Corning Glass prior to generating the resilient display for iPhones.
Apparently, Corning created a chemical exchange method for Gorilla Glass in the 1960s, but the business did not have a reason or a place to generate the innovation. Then, as everyone knows by now, someone showed the glass to Jobs a few years ago, and the technologies wizard immediately seized the notion for use on his touchscreen devices.
Jobs provided to buyout all the Gorilla Glass that Corning could supply, but Corning’s plants were not capable of manufacturing the glass. In typical Jobs’ fashion, the Apple CEO persisted and forced Corning to divert resources on Gorilla Glass to meet his demand in much less than six months.
These days, Apple buys as significantly Gorilla Glass as the manufacturer can generate, and the material is presently on more than 575 gadgets spanning 500 million units globally. In total, more than 30 globally common brands use Gorilla Glass for their products.
“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 greater functionality from thinner designs,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and common manager of Corning Specialty Supplies, in a statement. “Corning’s latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is extremely well positioned to meet these challenges and allow broader touch technology penetration.”
Aside from debuting Gorilla Glass two, the Corning booth at CES will “explore the positive aspects of Corning Gorilla Glass in larger format, touch displays for education, entertainment, automobile, and residence appliance applications featuring new style possibilities,” according to the company’s press release.
The new style possibilities especially mentioned by Corning consist of an 82-inch multi-touch LCD display, touch-enabled automobile interior, property appliance center simulators, and a Gorilla Glass-covered video wall with fabricated sound speakers that projects the most recent Corning technologies news.
Corning’s Chief Technologies Officer Dr. Peter Bocko will also be featured at CES as a panelist in the “Beyond the Flat Screen” session Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the newest advances in “screen resolution, viewing angle, sunlight efficiency, and power consumption in an effort to isolate new goods and possibilities.”
The CES debut of Gorilla Glass two ought to be captivating for attendees Corning’s latest technology must pack a strong punch to justify a second version release, and the business is certainly apt to demonstrate its effectiveness at the show’s booth.