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Gorilla Glass Now Protecting Over 1 Billion Devices

By - Source: Corning | B 11 comments

Cornings tough glass is in over a billion pockets.

The "population" for Corning's screen-protecting product Gorilla Glass has exceeded one billion. Ever since its debut in the original iPhone, Gorilla Glass has spearheaded earnings for Corning, who reported third-quarter sales of $2.04 billion. Gorilla Glass is now protecting 900 product models, as well as covering 33 major brands such as Acer, Apple, Dell, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony.

Although sales enjoyed an increase of 7 percent when compared to the previous quarter, Corning is one of the many firms that has felt the affects of the global economic recession. Sales have been down by 2 percent year-over-year, with "modest" job cuts scheduled.

"The weakening economy is affecting sales in many of our businesses," said Corning's Vice Chairman and Chief financial officer James B. Flaws.

"In order to deliver on our plan to grow earnings, we are likely to implement selected cost reductions in the areas of project spending, capital expenditures, and fixed costs, which may include modest headcount reductions."

Corning, however, is looking to the future with its Willow Glass and not Gorilla Glass 3. The former is designed to be paper-thin and flexible, as well as allowing for curved surfaces. Corning said it expects Willow Glass to "revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation consumer electronics technologies."

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    burnout17 , October 25, 2012 10:13 PM
    Actually, metal doesn't scratch Gorilla Glass. Metals are softer than Gorilla Glass on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Thus, metal sand wouldn't scratch it. Regular sand, on the other hand, is made of quartz, which is harder than glass and Gorilla Glass. Basically, stop carrying regular sand in your pockets.
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    Kami3k , October 25, 2012 10:02 PM
    monarisSo what? I still put a piece of clear plastic on my phone because it'll still scratch up with "gorilla glass"


    Stop carrying metal sand in your pockets.
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    jaber2 , October 25, 2012 9:37 PM
    when will they come out with no-touch smart phones?
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    Kami3k , October 25, 2012 10:02 PM
    monarisSo what? I still put a piece of clear plastic on my phone because it'll still scratch up with "gorilla glass"


    Stop carrying metal sand in your pockets.
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    burnout17 , October 25, 2012 10:13 PM
    Actually, metal doesn't scratch Gorilla Glass. Metals are softer than Gorilla Glass on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Thus, metal sand wouldn't scratch it. Regular sand, on the other hand, is made of quartz, which is harder than glass and Gorilla Glass. Basically, stop carrying regular sand in your pockets.
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    Camikazi , October 25, 2012 10:32 PM
    monarisSo what? I still put a piece of clear plastic on my phone because it'll still scratch up with "gorilla glass"

    What do you carry in your pocket that is strong enough to scratch Gorilla Glass? I have keys in same pocket as my phone and it doesn't have any scratches what so ever on it.
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    greenrider02 , October 25, 2012 11:05 PM
    I'm excited about Willow Glass. I had a former Corning engineer as a professor a couple years ago and he was all about this stuff. Curved screens are going to start getting cheap, who's not excited about that?
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    _Cubase_ , October 26, 2012 2:24 AM
    burnout17Basically, stop carrying regular sand in your pockets.


    What if I don't want to? I come from a long line of pocket-sand carriers, and neither you, nor your gorilla glass is going to stop me!

    Now if you'll excuse me; my people need me.
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    Darkk , October 26, 2012 4:25 AM
    Aside from the negative posts. I did watch a video of a gorilla glass 2 was able to withstand alot of weight without breaking. That is pretty impressive.

    However. Far as scratching goes nothing will prevent scratches other than common sense. Don't go to the beach with it!!
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    Afrospinach , October 26, 2012 7:17 AM
    CamikaziWhat do you carry in your pocket that is strong enough to scratch Gorilla Glass? I have keys in same pocket as my phone and it doesn't have any scratches what so ever on it.


    Even me, and my phone is quite old(I think the newer glass is even more scratch resistant). I was paranoid about keys for the longest time, the glass doesn't scratch unless you fall on it or some such.
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    Menigmand , October 26, 2012 7:29 AM
    I will not buy any phone that cannot withstand the harsh conditions on the planet of Arrakis.
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    pliskin1 , October 27, 2012 5:51 AM
    I'm excited about willow glass, being flexible that means phone screens made of this will be less likely to break when dropped.