For the second consecutive week, Corning’s news regarding a new LCD glass substrate facility in China ranks #1 (Corning Opens Facility in China for World’s Largest LCD Glass Substrate): “Corning Inc. recently hosted a launch ceremony for its new Gen 10.5 liquid crystal display (LCD) glass substrate manufacturing facility, which is co-located with the BOE Technology Group Co. Ltd. (BOE) plant in the Hefei Xinzhan Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone in the Anhui Province, China. The new facility will reportedly enable Corning to become the first manufacturer of thin-film transistor (TFT)-grade Gen 10.5 substrates in the world. The largest LCD commercially available glass substrates are 2,940 x 3,370 mm, providing the most economical cuts for 65- and 75-in. TVs. The Gen 10.5 substrates manufactured at the Hefei facility use Corning® EAGLE XG® Slim glass.
Corning began shipping BOE production samples from the plant in late 2017. The market for large-size TVs, defined as those 60 in. and larger, is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 20% for the next several years. The Hefei facility is Corning’s third LCD glass plant on the Chinese mainland. The company also operates Gen 8.5 LCD glass plants in Beijing and Chongqing.
‘The Hefei Gen 10.5 LCD glass facility is the next milestone in the display business, enabling us to make the world’s largest glass substrate to support the growing global demand for large size TVs,’ said James P. Clappin, president of Corning Glass Technologies, at the launch ceremony.”
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