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Corning Introduces Gorilla Glass 2, Continues Collaboration with Acer

January 16, 2012
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Corning Inc. recently introduced Corning Gorilla® Glass 2 at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, including live demonstrations at the Corning booth. Gorilla Glass 2 is the next generation of the widely deployed damage-resistant cover glass for consumer electronic devices. This new glass enables up to a 20% reduction in cover glass thickness, without sacrificing the performance consumers have come to expect from the world’s most widely deployed strengthened cover glass.

“Corning Gorilla Glass has enjoyed tremendous market adoption in the high-growth mobile handset and computing device market, providing a replacement for plastic and legacy soda-lime glass as a protective cover and elegant design solution,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager of Corning Specialty Materials.

Corning also recently announced its continuing collaboration with Acer Inc., which plans to use the new Gorilla Glass 2 on new computing devices to be released this year.

“We design high-performing, mobile products that enhance the total on-the-go computing experience,” said Campbell Kan, president of Personal Computer Global Operations for Acer. “We are impressed with the design opportunities presented by this new glass innovation and how it supports the latest technology trend toward devices that are multi-touch, lightweight, and durable.”

“Corning’s new glass composition, Gorilla Glass 2, which enables slimmer and sleeker devices, brighter images, and greater touch sensitivity, is an ideal solution for Acer’s products,” said David Velasquez, director of Marketing and Commercial Operations for Corning Gorilla Glass. “We’ve been pleased to collaborate with Acer to bring scratch resistance and durability to the Acer ICONIA family of products and look forward to their introduction of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 devices later this year.”

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