Glassmaker Corning announced their Gorilla Glass 3 in a press release last Thursday. The third-generation glass is said to be more scratch-resistant compared to its predecessor, which is used for Apple’s iPhone and iPad display.
Coming to CES 2013: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Prior to the Consumer Electronics Show set to kick off next week in Las Vegas, Corning unveiled their latest glass technologies in a press release last Thursday. This includes the Gorilla Glass 3 and optical cables, which can be used in fiber-supported protocols like Thunderbolt.
According to the company, their third-generation Gorilla Glass is three times more scratch-resistant that its predecessors. That is made possible with the help of the “Native Damage Resistant” technology. Corning also claims that only about 60 percent of the scratches occurring on the glass will be visible to the naked eye.
Corning’s Optical Cables
As for the Corning optical cables, nothing much has been said. However, the fiber format promises enhanced speeds and longer cable runs than those found on the copper-based solutions.
When Apple first launched the Thunderbolt-compatible Macs and displays, the company promised increased performance as soon as optical cables hit the market. So far, production of the expensive components has been non-existent. However, it is expected to change this year.
In addition, more details regarding their latest technologies will be revealed on Monday, January 7. Demonstrations, on the other hand, are set to run throughout the CES event.
Corning at the CES 2013
With regards to the upcoming event, Corning Glass Technologies President James P. Clappin is scheduled to become a panelist on the “Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Games and Video” session.
The session will take place on Tuesday, January 8 at 11 AM PST, and it will discuss the role of specialized glass in consumer electronics. As stated by Wendell Weeks, the chairman and CEO of Corning Glass Technologies:
This year at CES, Corning will demonstrate its industry leadership in specialty glass and fiber optic technologies with the introduction of two products designed to enhance and extend capabilities of consumers’ favorite devices.
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.
During the event, experts will be on hand to discuss and present hourly demonstrations on the toughness of Gorilla Glass 3, as well as the connectivity and flexibility of their optical cables.