In recent years, Corning has risen to fame and immense success with the widespread use of its Gorilla Glass. This special, highly durable and secure glass is currently used in millions of smartphones and tablets as the ultimate rugged display solution. And now, Corning has something new in its sleeve.
Corning released the original Gorilla Glass quite a few years ago. It then dished out the second-generation Gorilla Glass a while later. These products were made by combining the properties of both sand and certain other materials which are yet unknown. By combining the two, Corning created what it calls ‘aluminosilicate.’
The aluminosilicate is purified and melted into thin sheets which are then further dipped into a special chemical to take off its weaker ions and replace them with stronger ones. Through this elaborate process, Corning was able to create a product which won Steve Jobs and other industry gurus.
The company is all set to revolutionize the display technology yet again by unveiling Gorilla Glass 3 at CES this month. It hasn’t exactly divulged what new features the latest release will pack except that it’s a ‘new glass composition with durability enhancements.’
Corning also intends to boost its cabling business. The company says that it is making use of special fiber-based technology in these products which significantly enhances data transmissions through them in comparison to copper-based cables.
According to Corning’s CEO, “These new innovations build on the increasingly important and continually evolving role of highly engineered glass technologies in delivering improved product performance and functionality through touch capabilities, protective cover glass and device connectivity.”
We will be able to grab a closer look at these upcoming Corning products as well as a more balanced opinion about their features and performance during CES 2013. Until then, let’s content ourselves with a glimpse.