Corning, N.Y. Corning Inc. has announced that the company’s Gorilla glass was selected as the protective cover glass for Samsung UltraTOUCH mobile phones. The damage-resistant cover glass is said to withstand high-volume user interaction.
“The full touch-screen mobile category is growing rapidly these days and projected capacitive technology is one of the preferred touch technologies for today’s full touch mobile market,” said Andy Kim, senior manager of Product Planning Group, Samsung Electronics, in a statement. “Working with Corning and the unique composition of Gorilla glass allowed us to design a thin, light-weight, stylish mobile phone.”
Targeting personal electronic devices, such as mobile phones and notebook computers, Corning’s Gorilla glass is designed so that after undergoing a chemical strengthening process, it provides device manufacturers with a highly durable, scratch-resistant cover glass for touch screens and flat portable displays. These features make the glass suitable for all products featuring touch-screen technologies, said the company.
Corning Gorilla glass is available in a variety of thicknesses, from 0.5 millimeters up to 2.0 millimeters, providing flexibility in device design as well as glass processing. It is also adaptable to scalable sheet sizes for optimal throughput, said Corning.
In addition, it is an environmentally friendly alumino-silicate glass produced with Corning’s proprietary fusion draw process, which is said to enable the production of uniform thin sheets with a pristine surface. The result is a drawn surface that in many cases requires no additional finishing for some applications while providing a wide range of thickness options, low-surface roughness and superior flatness. The benefits: Optimized device design and fabrication efficiencies, said Corning.