The first generation of Gorilla Glass is already featured on popular devices like the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android phones from Motorola and HTC, so a new form of this scratch-resistant and hard-to-break glass could be a big win for smartphones, tablets, TVs and more.
The company hasn’t yet announced how much stronger Gorilla Glass 2 is than its predecessor, but Corning will reveal more details next week on the CES floor. The company has said it will take its product a step further with new implementations, including large HDTVs. At CES, Corning will show off Gorilla Glass on an 82-inch advanced multitouch LCD display, automobile interiors, home appliances and a massive video wall.
“Handset and tablet device manufacturers are clearly driving toward higher functionality from thinner designs,” said Corning senior VP James Steiner in a statement. “Corning’s latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is very well positioned to meet these challenges and enable broader touch technology penetration.”
Corning has been around in some form since 1851 and focuses on specialty glass and ceramics. It manufactures Gorilla Glass in the U.S. and Japan.