Thursday, January 3, 2013

Corning Showcasing Gorilla Glass 3 & Optical Thunderbolt Cables At CES Next Week

Late last year Corning announced the second generation Gorilla glass dubbed Gorilla Glass 2. The second generation was said to be more break proof and significantly thinner to accommodate smartphones this generation. Today Corning in an official press release has revealed that they will be showcasing the third gen gorilla glass next week at CES. The third iteration of the glass is expected to be even tougher than its predecessors and it is said to be improved at the molecular level and incorporating a proprietary feature called Native Damage Resistance. This feature reduces the doubling of flaws so the look of the scratches does not affect the integrity of the glass. Other than that Corning is also set to feature Optical Thunderbolt cables next week at CES in their booth. These Thunderbolt cables are like any other thunderbolt cables but in the core is fibre optics which enables longer cables to be produced. 

Corning to Showcase Latest Glass Technologies for
Consumer Electronics at CES 2013

Introducing Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 and Optical Cables by Corning
CORNING, N.Y. - Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced its plans for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. The Corning booth, #14813 Central Hall, will highlight the company's newest specialty glass solutions and their benefits for today's consumer electronics device trends.
Corning plans to introduce two new products at CES 2013: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, a new glass composition with durability enhancements; and Optical Cables by Corning, fiber-based, device-to-device connectivity solutions that significantly extend the data transmission range past the limits of copper-based cables. Full product details will be included in announcements planned for Monday, Jan. 7.
"This year at CES, Corning will demonstrate its industry leadership in specialty glass and fiber optic technologies with the introduction of two products designed to enhance and extend the capabilities of consumers' favorite devices," said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer, and president. "These new innovations build on the increasingly important and continually evolving role of highly engineered glass technologies in delivering improved product performance and functionality through touch capabilities, protective cover glass, and device connectivity."

In the Corning booth, experts will be on hand to discuss and present hourly demonstrations of the toughness of Gorilla Glass 3 as well as the connectivity and flexibility of Optical Cables by Corning. The booth will also showcase the benefits of Corning Gorilla Glass in larger format, multi-touch displays for education, entertainment and other applications.

Source: Techpowerup, Engadget (1), (2)
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