Corning Supplies Gorilla® Glass for Acer’s Dual-screen ICONIA Tablet

Dépèche transmise le 6 janvier 2011 par Business Wire

Corning Supplies Gorilla® Glass for Acer’s Dual-screen ICONIA Tablet

Corning Supplies Gorilla® Glass for Acer’s Dual-screen ICONIA Tablet

CORNING, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that Corning® Gorilla® Glass has been designed into Acer’s ICONIA tablet computer. The ICONIA creates a distinctive tablet experience – combining the versatility of a 14-inch form factor with a unique dual-screen layout and highly intuitive all-point touch functionality.

“Being easy-to-use, reliable and eco-friendly are important factors that we aim to achieve in Acer’s product design”

The ICONIA’s design incorporates ultra-thin, durable Gorilla Glass as a cover glass for its dual multi-touch displays, and includes a full range of intuitive and easy-to-use features designed to fully utilize the devices’ multi-touch technology.

“Being easy-to-use, reliable and eco-friendly are important factors that we aim to achieve in Acer’s product design,” said David Lee, associate vice president of Mobile Computing Business Unit, Acer Inc. “Corning Gorilla Glass used in Acer’s ICONIA achieves all of these criteria.”

“We’re pleased that our customers recognize the benefits of using Gorilla Glass for the growing touch market for IT devices,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president, Corning Specialty Materials. “Gorilla Glass enables high sensitivity and accurate responses for the most sophisticated touch technology. In addition, on the glass surface, Corning also provides an easy-to-clean, wear-resistant coating, which allows for easy smudge removal.”

Continuing a tradition of more than 150 years of innovation in materials science and technology, Corning Gorilla Glass is an environmentally friendly alkali-aluminosilicate thin-sheet glass. Its exceptional damage resistance helps protect today’s most sophisticated electronic devices from the scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use. Compatible with advanced touch screens, Gorilla Glass is tough enough to handle the ongoing physical contact intrinsic to these devices.

Gorilla Glass is currently used by more than 20 major brands, designed into hundreds of product models, and featured on more than 200 million devices. Gorilla Glass is produced with Corning’s proprietary fusion-draw process which produces glass with exceptionally clean, smooth, flat surfaces; outstanding optical clarity; and inherent dimensional stability. The unique composition of Gorilla Glass allows for a deep layer of high compressive stress — created through an ion-exchange process. This process acts as a sort of “armor,” making the glass exceptionally tough and damage resistant.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on current expectations and assumptions about Corning’s financial results and business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: the effect of global political, economic and business conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition; reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in Corning’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.

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