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CES 2013: Gorilla Glass 3 to be three times more scratch resistant than previous generation

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Jan 05, 2013 at 04:44pm IST

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New Delhi: New York-based Corning, which is said to be the world's largest maker of glass for liquid-crystal-display computers and TVs, is planning to introduce a new version of Gorilla Glass, a scratch-and impact-resistant glass used on many gadgets including smartphones, at the CES 2013.

The company is planning to come up with Gorilla Glass 3, a new glass composition with durability enhancements. Full product details will be announced on January 7.

According to Engadget, the glass is now three times more scratch resistant than the previous generation. There will be 40 per cent reduction in the number of visible scratches and 50 per cent boost in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed.

CES 2013: Corning to introduce Gorilla Glass 3

The company is planning to come up with Gorilla Glass 3, a new glass composition with durability enhancements.

The company will also come up with Optical Cables by Corning, fibre-based, device-to-device connectivity solutions that significantly extend the data transmission range past the limits of copper-based cables.

In the Corning booth at the CES 2013, experts will present hourly demonstrations of the toughness of Gorilla Glass 3 as well as the connectivity and flexibility of optical cables by Corning.

Corning will also showcase the advantages of Gorilla Glass in larger format, multi-touch displays for education, entertainment and other applications.

"This year at CES, Corning will demonstrate its industry leadership in specialty glass and fiber optic technologies with the introduction of two products designed to enhance and extend the capabilities of consumers' favorite devices," said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer, and president. "These new innovations build on the increasingly important and continually evolving role of highly engineered glass technologies in delivering improved product performance and functionality through touch capabilities, protective cover glass, and device connectivity."

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