Corning Inc. recently introduced EAGLE XG®
Slim, a new line of thin glass substrates. These substrates can allow for lighter-weight
portable devices, with glass sizes up to Generation 5 at 0.4 mm thick. Corning plans to add more sizes
and thicknesses to the line to support larger applications like LCD TVs.
“As the first to supply commercial volumes of 0.5 mm glass
and now 0.4 mm glass, Corning
is pleased to apply its technology leadership to help enable the industry’s
continued advancement,” said James P. Clappin, president of Corning Display
Technologies. “EAGLE XG Slim glass will allow device makers to reduce costs and
provide a greener product while creating the sleek, multifunctional devices
Most panel makers currently begin with
0.5-mm-thick substrates for portable devices, then use a costly thinning
process that uses chemicals to reduce the thickness of the glass. Corning’s proprietary
fusion process forms thin glass of pristine surface quality, ready to use
as-formed. Thin input glass requires no additional panel thinning to achieve
weight and thickness targets. Benefits include a lower total cost, a simplified
supply chain and reduced energy consumption.
In addition, the new substrates will leverage the
award-winning EAGLE XG composition, an environmentally friendly glass
substrate, making devices even more recyclable.
The EAGLE XG Slim will be produced at the company’s plants
in Asia using its worldwide supply chain.
Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd. will also supply the product line
to customers in Korea.
For more information, visit www.corning.com