Corning and OtterBox Collaborate to Launch Amplify Screen Protectors
Built on Corning’s glass science and engineering expertise, this latest solution for the mobile consumer electronics industry addresses many of the challenges faced by consumers using existing screen protectors.
Corning Inc. recently announced that it has formalized an agreement with OtterBox to market Amplify, a new line of screen protectors for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Built on Corning’s glass science and engineering expertise, this latest solution for the mobile consumer electronics industry addresses many of the challenges faced by consumers using existing screen protectors, including the desire for better scratch resistance and durability while preserving the beauty of their device.
“Corning saw an opportunity to improve performance for those seeking added protection for their mobile devices,” said John Bayne, senior vice president and general manager for Corning® Gorilla® Glass. “Many of the existing screen protection products were under-serving the market. The collaboration with OtterBox couples Corning’s industry-leading expertise in glass technology and proprietary manufacturing processes with OtterBox’ s world-class customer service and superior global market access.”
According to Jim Parke, CEO of OtterBox, “Consumers are spending more and more money on their smartphones. Their phone screen is the window into their world and a gateway to their most important memories. They want that protected. By working with Corning, we will be able to meet those demands better than ever before.”
Amplify screen protectors are made from an ion-exchanged aluminosilicate glass composition that was reportedly specially formulated for screen protectors. According to Corning, Amplify screen protectors provide (on average) up to five times better scratch performance and 25% less visible scratches than the leading glass alternative in lab tests.