Corning Inc., New York based company, has announced the plans to introduce New Corning Glass 2 at International Consumer Electronics Show 2012 (CES) in Las Vegas in coming week. The product detail will be available on Monday, January 9, as reported by the company.
According to the company, it is a “highly engineered specialty glass” that will be able to work according to the emerging trends in technology. It has the ability of resistance to damage most suitable for many of the consumer electronics devices in the market.
As the company has a worthy relation with Apple Inc. – clear from the Steve Jobs’ official biography by Walter Isaacson – so it is most probable that new versions of iPad and iPhone would incorporate this glass.
“Apparently, Corning developed a chemical exchange process for Gorilla Glass in the 1960s, but the company did not have a reason or a place to produce the innovation. Then, as everyone knows by now, someone showed the glass to Jobs a few years ago, and the technology wizard immediately seized the idea for use on his touchscreen devices.
Jobs offered to buyout all the Gorilla Glass that Corning could supply, but Corning’s plants were not capable of manufacturing the glass. In typical Jobs’ fashion, the Apple CEO persisted and forced Corning to divert resources on Gorilla Glass to meet his demand in less than six months.”
“Corning Gorilla Glass has been a tremendous success for Corning, enjoying excellent market acceptance across mobile device industries. Handset and tablet device manufacturers are clearly driving toward higher functionality from thinner designs. Corning’s latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is very well positioned to meet these challenges and enable broader touch technology penetration,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials.