New glass substrate is specially formulated for high-performance tablets, notebooks, and 8K TVs
CORNING, N.Y.; MAY 13, 2019 - Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today introduced a new glass substrate, Corning® Astra(TM) Glass, optimized for mid-to-large-size, immersive displays in high-performance tablets, notebooks, and 8K TVs. Corning will showcase this innovation, alongside other industry-leading solutions in its advanced glass portfolio, at the Society for Information Display`s (SID) Display Week in San Jose, California., May 14-16 at booth #1119.
Astra Glass is precisely engineered to enable the higher pixel density of high-performance displays that panel makers require to meet consumer demand for brighter, faster, and more lifelike images. To build a display that meets those performance expectations, panel makers need a thermally and dimensionally stable glass to improve yields while achieving the desired resolution.
"After years of close collaboration with customers, we`ve learned what they need in an oxide display glass to bring 8K resolution to larger devices and sets - low total pitch variation, low total thickness variation, and low sag," said Han Yim, business director, High-Performance Displays, Corning Glass Technologies. "Astra Glass meets the precise, high-temperature requirements of oxide processing and joins our portfolio of display substrates, alongside EAGLE XG® Glass and Lotus(TM) NXT Glass, to cover the entire spectrum of our customers `needs."
Astra Glass enables a range of high-performance panels - from the high end of the a-Si space into IGZO oxide. Its attributes position Astra Glass as the foundation for large-size 8K TVs and high-performance notebooks and tablets with bright picture quality and fast response times.
In addition to Astra Glass, the Corning booth will feature:
- Corning Lotus(TM) NXT Glass: enhances the design and manufacture of high-performance displays, and is optimized for the expanding LTPS-LCD and LTPS-OLED industries. Featuring superior key attributes for flexible OLED panel manufacturing, Lotus NXT Glass leads the industry, having enabled more than 375 million flexible OLED phones since 2015.
- Corning® Gorilla® Glass: is the cover glass of choice for more than 45 major OEMs and is featured on more than six billion devices - delivering superior damage resistance, optical clarity, and touch sensitivity.
- Augmented Reality Precision Glass Solutions: enables cutting-edge augmented reality/mixed reality experiences with industry-leading glass optimized for sleek wearable designs. Corning`s ultra-flat, high refractive index glass enables superior image quality in waveguides, while its industry-leading size supports customers` efforts to reduce cost. Corning also offers world-class metrology instruments and automated laser glass-cutting machining that improve high-volume manufacturing.
- Corning Iris® Glass: a light-guide plate for edge-lit LCD displays. Due to its intrinsic rigidity and dimensional stability, it outperforms the incumbent technology - plastic - and allows manufacturers to reduce set thickness, increase set brightness, and design sets with slimmer bezels.
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Corning`s capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning`s markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning`s industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.
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