Over the last couple of years, we've seen Gorilla Glass become a staple component in smartphones. Last year, at CES 2011, we got a chance to hit the Corning booth and test the strength of Gorilla Glass versus regular, untreated glass. It was embarrassing but comforting to learn that we were unable to break the Gorilla Glass, and we thought it was a pretty neat interactive demonstration. However, it seems Corning may one-up themselves this year with the debut of Gorilla Glass 2.
Corning yesterday announced that it would be introducing the world to the next generation of Gorilla Glass at CES next Monday and said that the new Gorilla Glass will be aimed at manufacturers looks to make slimmer devices.
"Corning Gorilla Glass has been a tremendous success for Corning, enjoying excellent market acceptance across mobile device industries," said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials. "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."
We'll be at CES 2012 to bring you live coverage, so stay tuned for more on Gorilla Glass 2.