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Corning To Showcase Gorilla Glass 2 At This Year’s CES in Las Vegas

Corning, the makers of the popular Gorilla Glass will be in Vegas next week at the Consumer Electronic Show to show off Gorilla Glass 2.  So what can we expect from the company that already has some of the most scratch-resistant glass around?  According to the presser, we could be looking at a thinner design which no one would ever argue with.

“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 higher functionality from thinner designs. Corning’s latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is very well positioned to meet these challenges and enable broader touch technology penetration.”

Gorilla Glass is one of those things that people just love, because we know it works and also brings us a sense of security.  You can drop it, bend it, try to scratch it, and it just keeps looking fantastic (for the most part).  It was featured on our dear Motorola “OG” DROID and countless other products we love over the last couple of years.  As manufacturers continue to pump out thinner and thinner handsets, it is good to know that companies such as Corning are meeting the demands of consumers. Here’s hoping Corning blows us away with Gorilla Glass 2.

And you can bet that the DL staff will be at their booth when they show it off.  

Corning to Showcase Glass Innovation for

Consumer Electronics Design at CES 2012

New Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 to be introduced

CORNING, N.Y., January 05, 2012 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced its plans for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. The Corning booth, #12642 Central Hall, will showcase the critical role of highly engineered specialty glass in addressing emerging trends highlighted at CES 2012, including: increased functionality from smaller form factors; touch technology; connected devices in new application spaces; and sleek, durable large-format design aesthetics.

A key feature of Corning’s CES exposure will be the introduction of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2, the next generation of the popular, damage-resistant cover glass for consumer electronic devices.

“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 higher functionality from thinner designs. Corning’s latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is very well positioned to meet these challenges and enable broader touch technology penetration,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials. Product details will be included in an announcement planned for Monday, Jan. 9.

CES attendees can engage with Corning experts and technologies featuring the latest applications and benefits of Corning Gorilla Glass innovations. “As we did last year, we’ll provide consumers and customers visiting the Corning booth the opportunity to test first-hand the outstanding damage resistance and flexibility of this industry-leading, ultra-thin, and tough specialty glass,” Steiner added.

Corning Gorilla Glass, the technology that made Corning one of the most talked-about companies at CES 2011, is currently featured on more than 30 major brands and designed into more than 575 product models, spanning more than 500 million units worldwide.

The Corning booth will also explore the benefits of Corning Gorilla Glass in larger format, touch displays for education, entertainment, auto, and home appliance applications featuring new design possibilities. These include:

An 82-inch advanced multi-touch LCD display prototype featuring Corning Gorilla Glass as a durable, touch-sensitive, and elegant cover glass.

Touch-enabled automobile interior and home appliance center simulators demonstrating the enhanced user interface experience that thin, durable glass can enable in new design applications.

A centerpiece, Gorilla Glass-covered video wall, flanked by Gorilla Glass fabricated sound speakers, projecting the latest in Corning specialty glass technology news.

Additionally, Dr. Peter Bocko, Corning’s chief technology officer for Corning Glass Technologies and one of the foremost glass experts in the display industry, will be a panelist in the “Beyond the Flat Screen” session on Thursday, Jan. 12, 1:30 p.m. PST. He will discuss the latest advances in screen resolution, viewing angle, sunlight performance, and power consumption in an effort to isolate new products and opportunities.

  • MikeL

    I always assumed that people enjoyed Gorilla Glass more because of its “crack” resistance than its scratch resistance. You can get a laminante-style screen cover for cheap and they’re almost completely unnoticeable. Why not just throw one on to be safe?

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  • http://twitter.com/fritzo2162 Doug Zbikowski

    I noticed it’s flexible. I know the reason the Samsung went with another provider because the previous version couldn’t be curved. Interesting. 

  • turdbogls

    am i the only one hoping to see “museum” gorilla glass on these things.
    go into a craft store and check out their museum vs regular glass….the reflection is almost non-existant on the museum glass. 

    • Anonymous

      sounds intriguing, I wonder if they also have cat-burglar-proof glass

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Guerin/194400986 John Guerin

    How about smudge/scratch proof glass?

  • Lgreg64
    • Big Red

      Let me hit that phone with a hammer and we will see how long that phone lasts…. The screen is pretty awesome… Frenchy on the other hand, not so much.

      • Lgreg64

        we we

  • KevinC

    doesn’t everyone use screen protectors anyway?

  • http://BGR.COM/ riggs

    “…Got my N****S at CES and they going gorillas…..EEHHHH!”

  • http://BGR.COM/ riggs

    Gorilla Glass 1 didn’t even impress me!

  • Anonymous

    Og was not gorilla glass. Og was scratch proof. It occasionally shattered. Nothing but sand and diamonds could scratch it. Screw gorilla glass

    • FknTwizted

      um yes it was……. screw a kangaroo!

      • Anonymous

        Ok. I stand corrected. But every phone that I have had since the og has been less resilient than it. My d2 and my x2 have both got scratches in them and my og never did.

        • FknTwizted

          dont know what to tell you, cause all but a handful of the motorlas had GG.  Thats one of the reasons i loved motorolas is that they normally use the higher end equip… and they update faster then other manufactures.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

          They were all using the exact same gorilla glass.

    • Tyler Cameron

      That goes for literally all smartphones. (I only consider it a smartphone if it runs Android, iOS, or WP7)
      They all have or use phones that exclusively or damn near exclusively (95% or higher) use glass capacitive screens. 
      Nothing special about em. Glass is touch to scratch :p

  • Anonymous

    This is bananas if this is Class 2…

  • Gman

     I’ll be impressed if they somehow managed to prevent plain sand from scratching the glass. 

  • Gman

     I’ll be impressed if they somehow managed to prevent plain sand from scratching the glass. 

    • Miles

       Yeah, Gorilla Glass isn’t more impressive than any other fortified glass.

      • http://twitter.com/RobbThundr Robb Manlapaz

        you obviously didnt have an og droid. From the launch day to the launch day of the galaxy nexus there are minor scratches on mine. It outlasted the hardware that was failing. No screen protector and i dont treat it like a baby. I dont expect it to be smash proof but i didnt have to wear a screen condom either. My thoughts on what makes gorilla glass impressive is that the marketed it as something other than fortified glass. As a consumer i can connect to it as something other than just glass that we see everywhere. All hail Robbthundr.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      Bingo! If in fact my Motorola “OG” DROID has GG, I never realized that, it was defeated in the first month by beach sand. 

    • Anonymous

      Sand and glass are both primarily silicon. You’re asking for quite a bit.

      But the real question is, why are you putting sand against the glass and rubbing it?

      • Jonathan

        For people with active lifestyles, sand can easily come in contact with the glass. I surf and mountain bike and sand just finds its way into my pockets and bags. My OG Droid has many scratches on it from sand. Screen protectors are a must for people like me.

        • Mike

           Lazy asses won’t understand.

          • Lakerzz

            I don’t understand… :P

        • Jesus

           I guess the majority of DL readers don’t need screen protectors then.

        • Oryanh

          You should watch out for jean pockets as well… Some jeans, new, will have sand in the pockets from the stone washing I assume. They likely try their best to rinse it all out but it doesn’t take much to bork your screen. …that’s what happened to my OG. :-(

  • Flyinion

    What?  Bendable glass?  HTH does that work?  I thought it was just really strong and break resistant.

  • Lowe

     Anyone know if the glass used for the rear and front cameras are also using these strengthened glass? I always read how the display uses them but no specific mention of the camera. A scratch on the camera would be pretty bad.

  • Vi

    Interesting, but I would honestly rather see something new from about Dragontrail from Asashi.

  • shdowman

    Oh, you guys will be there? Cool! Wanna pick me up on the way?? :P

  • shdowman

    Oh, you guys will be there? Cool! Wanna pick me up on the way?? :P

  • FknTwizted

    I just signed up this spring for my first class, to be a gorilla…. trying to be a silverback!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Merrihew/550381654 Scott Merrihew

    hope they dont showcase the gorilla glass from the thunderbolt!

  • Anonymous

    As a vested former employee I couldn’t be happier or more proud of the Corning brand.

    • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry S

      i was at a conference with one of their tech guys the other day to do contract manufacturing for a new niche product. very good company.

    • EC8CH

      u made glass bro?

      :-P

  • http://twitter.com/grilmasterweber kweber

    lol were class 2 gorillas now 

  • Michael Forte

    Gorilla Class 2? We get a class on being gorillas?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Zonin/719023272 Corey Zonin

    Title typo