Corning announces its innovative 3D-shaped Gorilla Glass
2014 is quite likely to focus on wearable devices
Two days ago on Friday, Corning announced its innovative 3D Gorilla Glass solution that would soon pave its way towards smartwatches and other curved devices. According the company’s announcement, the new 3D forming method has already exit production is ready to go, which means that Corning is really soon about to court OEMs who want to use its tech. Considering the current tendencies, the upcoming year is quite likely to focus on wearable devices, so we don’t really feel surprised to see a company such as Corning to jump into the curved display market so aggressively. The new product can be shaped in three dimensions and the product is ready to ship to future mobile devices later this year.
Corning’s 3D-forming technology can achieve precise tolerances and high throughput on a platform that is more economical than alternative two-mold forming methods. This technology uses Gorilla Glass of uniform thickness, assisting designers to introduce thinner and lighter devices and leverage the emergence of conformable displays for mobile and wearable applications.- States the original announcement.
It’s still not quite clear what are those thinner and lighter devices the company addresses, however as more than half of the top 10 manufacturers on the mobile devices market incorporate cover glass with subtle curves, we can easily think of some already. Of course, so far it is only Samsung and LG to release devices with curved displays, like the Samsung galaxy Round and the LG G Flex. It’s only a matter of Corning to make its new product stronger and adaptable to the new trends, mostly focusing on wearable devices. Even now, before the CES 2014 kick-off, the big names have made huge announcements to enter the market of wearable devices and Corning, for its part, will be there to commercialize its 3D Gorilla Glass, however the company still hasn’t announced a particular timeline. Stay tuned.