Corning Supplies Samsung Electronics with Gorilla Glass for Touch Screen Mobile Phones
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CORNING, N.Y.--(Business Wire)-- Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced today that Corning`s Gorilla glass was selected as the protective cover glass for Samsung UltraTOUCH mobile phones. "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. "Working with Corning and the unique composition of Gorilla glass allowed us to design a thin, light-weight, stylish mobile phone." 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 Gorilla glass an ideal solution for personal electronic devices, such as mobile phones and notebook computers, and are especially valuable for products featuring touch-screen technologies. "Touch screen has rapidly become the standard in high-end mobile phone devices and in today`s mobile phone market, users want technology packed into stylish designs," added James E. Hollis, commercial director, Corning Specialty Materials. "Device makers want a product that can withstand the repetitive motion and use of touch. Corning`s Gorilla glass is ideal for these types of applications where pressure is being applied to the interface. It is a strong and damage-resistant cover glass that can withstand high-volume user interaction." 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. It is an environmentally friendly alumino-silicate glass produced with Corning`s proprietary fusion draw process, which enables 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. These benefits enable Corning`s customers to optimize device design and fabrication efficiencies. 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. About Samsung Electronics Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. Corning Media Relations: Anna I. Giambrone, 607-974-5933 firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa A. Burns, 607-974-4897 email@example.com or Sonia Jung, 82-2-709-3446 firstname.lastname@example.org or Corning Investor Relations: Kenneth C. Sofio, 607-974-7705 email@example.com or Samsung Electronics Media Relations: Sophia Kim, +82 31 277 1074 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2009