Corning has quickly become the leader in resistant screens for smartphones ever since the Droid smartphones and the iPhone 4 started using Gorilla Glass as their screens. Now just about every high-end smartphone has it, and for good reason. It's a screen that is very resistant to scratches. In fact it's so resistant that even if you use a knife or keys against the screen, it won't scratch at all. Of course, if you want to hit it with a hammer, you'll still probably brake it to pieces, but I'm assuming most people won't accidentally do that to their phones.
Corning is getting ready for a big announcement on January 9th at CES, where they will demo their next-gen Gorilla Glass screen. The VP of Corning says the new screen will "enable broader touch technology penetration". He also said people at CES will be able to have a little fun with it:
As we did last year, we'll provide consumers and customers visiting the Corning booth the opportunity to test first-hand the outstanding damage resistance and flexibility of this industry-leading, ultra-thin, and tough specialty glass.
He also said that the Gorilla Glass will start entering new markets and be used for other types of devices as well:
- An 82-inch advanced multi-touch LCD display prototype featuring Corning Gorilla Glass as a durable, touch-sensitive, and elegant cover glass.
- Touch-enabled automobile interior and home appliance center simulators demonstrating the enhanced user interface experience that thin, durable glass can enable in new design applications.
- A centerpiece, Gorilla Glass-covered video wall, flanked by Gorilla Glass fabricated sound speakers, projecting the latest in Corning specialty glass technology news.