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Most people who purchase a device are likely hoping that their device will last at least a few years. However, scratches and cracks on a device’s display can deeply affect its longevity and effectiveness. Corning just created their new Gorilla Glass Victus, which features better drop and scratch performance than its competitors. According to reports, 45% of mobile device scratches are caused by people dropping their devices. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus was able to achieve a “drop performance” of up to 2 meters (6.56 feet) when it was dropped onto a hard surface. Competing devices were unable to withstand a 0.8 meter (roughly 2.62 feet) drop before cracking. Scratches can also... Read more...
In an effort to improve beef up its nationwide wireless broadband network, Verizon has agreed to purchase fiber optic cabling from Corning for $1.05 billion, which will be paid out over the next three years, the two companies announced today. As part of the agreement, Corning will provide the nation's largest wireless carrier up to 20 million kilometers (12.4 million miles) of optical fiber each year from 2018 through 2020. "Our plans identified a shortfall in fiber supply, and Verizon has been working with business teams to forecast demand and fill supply gaps with existing suppliers. Securing the required volume of optical fiber and hardware solutions with Corning will ensure we meet our planned... Read more...
Death and taxes aren't the only unavoidable things in the world, so is the act of accidentally dropping your smartphone. If you're lucky it will land unscathed on the carpet or some other soft surface. And for the unlucky, Corning has your back—its new Gorilla Glass 5 is designed to protect against breakages from clumsy drops, and not just when it lands on the carpet. According to Corning, its fifth generation of Gorilla Glass is able to withstand drops onto rough, unforgiving surfaces up to four times better than competing glass designs. The added sturdiness compared to previous generation Gorilla Glass iterations addresses what Corning says is the top complaint consumers have with mobile devices.... Read more...
Smartphones take a lot of abuse, and there’s money to be made in screens that are resistant to scratches and cracks. Corning’s Gorilla Glass has been the leader in this market, appearing on Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones, but it has had some competition from beleaguered GT Advanced Technologies, which made remarkably scratch-resistant synthetic sapphire for iPhone camera covers and other devices. Now, Corning says it has a material that is almost as scratch resistant as GTAT sapphire and much more resistant to being dropped. Image credit: Corning Corning’s new material is codenamed Project Phire. “We told you last year that sapphire was great for scratch performance but didn’t fare... Read more...
Even the most dextrous people on the planet have their moments of clumsiness, and it usually happens when holding a pricey (and uninsured) smartphone. For whatever reason, those suckers like to squirt right out of our hands, especially if we happen to be trotting along on a tough surface like concrete (something about Murphy's law). The good news? Corning just announced its Gorilla Glass 4, which is supposedly up to two times tougher than any competitive glass design now in the market. According to Corning, it formulated its newest glass material to address the number one issue brought up by consumers -- screen breakage from everyday drops. With that in mind, Gorilla Glass 4 is at least twice... Read more...
For all the talk about curved displays and other innovations that we’re supposedly going to start seeing in wearable computing any minute now (what wonders will CES hold on that front this year?), OEMs are limited by what display manufacturers can create. To that end, Corning announced a new manufacturing process for its Gorilla Glass that should open up myriad design possibilities for wearables as well as curved displays on smartphones, tablets, and other devices. “Corning is targeting commercialization of finished 3D-shaped Gorilla Glass parts in 2014 and is working with G-Tech Optoelectronics Corp. (GTOC) to establish a vertically integrated operation in Taiwan,” wrote the... Read more...