Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Announced for CES Showcase


The folks at Corning have just announced that they will be bringing a sequel (yes glass can have sequels) to their Corning Gorilla Glass product with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Set to be in phones later this year, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 will have improvements that will help users protect their displays from damage better than ever. We weren’t given the clearest of clues as to what they have done in this sequel but they’ll be issuing another issue on the 9th, just a day before CES kicks off. We’ll be right there with all the juicy details. Read on for full press details.

New Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 to be introduced

CORNING, N.Y., January 5, 2012 — Corning Incorporated

(NYSE: GLW) today announced its plans for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. The Corning booth, #12642 Central Hall, will showcase the critical role of highly engineered specialty glass in addressing emerging trends highlighted at CES 2012, including: increased functionality from smaller form factors; touch technology; connected devices in new application spaces; and sleek, durable large-format design aesthetics.

A key feature of Corning’s CES exposure will be the introduction of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2, the next generation of the popular, damage-resistant cover glass for consumer electronic devices.

“Corning Gorilla Glass has been a tremendous success for Corning, enjoying excellent market acceptance across mobile device industries. Handset and tablet device manufacturers are clearly driving toward higher functionality from thinner designs. Corning’s latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is very well positioned to meet these challenges and enable broader touch technology penetration,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials. Product details will be included in an announcement planned for Monday, Jan. 9.

CES attendees can engage with Corning experts and technologies featuring the latest applications and benefits of Corning Gorilla Glass innovations. “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,” Steiner added.

Corning Gorilla Glass, the technology that made Corning one of the most talked-about companies at CES 2011, is currently featured on more than 30 major brands and designed into more than 575 product models, spanning more than 500 million units worldwide.

The Corning booth will also explore the benefits of Corning Gorilla Glass in larger format, touch displays for education, entertainment, auto, and home appliance applications featuring new design possibilities. These include:

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.
Additionally, Dr. Peter Bocko, Corning’s chief technology officer for Corning Glass Technologies and one of the foremost glass experts in the display industry, will be a panelist in the “Beyond the Flat Screen” session on Thursday, Jan. 12, 1:30 p.m. PST. He will discuss the latest advances in screen resolution, viewing angle, sunlight performance, and power consumption in an effort to isolate new products and opportunities.

About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 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.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Hope they demo dropping an iPhone 4 on the ground and showing it shatter….then drop a phone with there new glass on it and have it come out of the fall perfectly fine!

    Would also be great if the demo failed! Either way its for the lawls!

    1. Already been done with the original Gorilla Glass

      1. This is the video I was reminded of when posting originally. Would like to see a phone wrapped in gorilla glass and see what happens

  2. This post hurts as I just cracked the screen on my brand new Galaxy Nexus yesterday.

    1. *ouch*

      I’ve got a scratch on my SGS2, sadly Gorilla Glass isn’t perfect.

      1. Heh…tell that to every iSheep owner who has what looks to be like a peice of modern art after they drop it. Nice electronic bits behind broken glass art-deco shit!

        1. The I-phone is one of the best phones on the market and the only reason people hate them is because of the fan boys. Android phones are not indestructible…i dropped my evo 3d once and the whole entire screen was cracked. 

          1. it was never said that android phones were indestructible, just some are built better and have the hardware that’s built to take a hit

          2. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t believe the Evo 3D has Gorilla glass on it. Quite a few HTC phones in the past have gone without it. Either way, even Gorilla glass isn’t indestructible, some pieces come out with micro defects and such that make it less tough than other pieces. That’s a given with glass.

          3. I’m correcting you, evo3d does have gorillas glass. Go on their site and see it on the list plus its in the description either on the sprint site or the htc site. But either way, just because a phone has gglass doesn’t mean it can’t break. But it does mean in most cases you can go without a screen protector which i have since the 3d came out and only scratch on it was because of my son dropping it and scraping wall on the way down. Its amazing all it got was 1 scratch that you can barely see.

          4. I’m a cellular salesman by trade, and I live in Corning where Gorilla Glass is made, so I know quite a bit about the glass – no disrespect to you, sir. I just wasn’t certain about the Evo3d specifically. I do thank you for correcting my error.

            Either way, Gorilla Glass is awesome. A customer once knocked my Droid x 5 feet face down onto concrete as I was demoing it to them, without any damage having been done to the phone.

    2. How are you not crying.

    3. Yeah I broke mine 4 days after I had it. I threw it down trying to prove a point and afterwards remembered that it doesn’t have gorilla glass, it has something else… 

      1. i did that last night. one of my friends was talking about getting an iphone. so i threw my phone showed him no damage. i said try that with an iphone. point was proven.

  3. Hope this means it will be able to stop bullets. For those of us that live in da hood O_o

    1. Chris…you are the whitest mexican I know!

    2. Me too last time they tried stabbing me but broke my phone :/ I would of took the hit instead. 

    3. Gotta protect from the occasional shiv too……..

    4. If this prevents me from having to put a screen protector on and resulting *significantly* less finger smudging, I’ll wait out on the GN and get a Galaxy S III. (if they have it on)

    5. IF CGG2 can stop bullets, can it stop a sniper bullet? Military applications?

    6. i think apple has a patent on that.

      Edit i think its called the i shield although a toy bullet would crack an iphone.

  4. I already thought Gorilla Glass was suppose to be the best thing since sex so this must be like super sex!

  5. Sweet! Seriously, with quad core phones coming out, the industry really needs to start putting its R&D bucks towards good glass and batteries.

  6. Double post. delete me!

  7. No FINGERPRINT magnet is the way to GO……………….

  8. The picture in the article makes for a cool wallpaper!

  9. …call me curious.

  10. I’m pretty sure the galaxy nexus doesn’t have corning gorilla glass. But I hope gorilla 2 erases the need for screen protectors :)

  11. The evo 3d does have gorilla glass, its on their website

  12. I have an SGS and the gorilla glass is good, but not that good. I have the phone for more than a year now, and it was pretty ok for a while, but in November I must have done something wrong, because the glass has been scratched right at the middle of the screen. You cant see it unless you view the phone from an angle. It’s not important how tough they say it is, a screen protector it’s still a must, the rest is marketing. Lesson learned!! 
    I think that even if the screen has been scratched, the gorilla glass is a good concept and hopefully they will make things only better. 

  13. Thinner with equal the strength?

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