In an interview with Bloomberg yesterday, Corning CEO Wendell Weeks revealed the next-generation of its famed Gorilla Glass. One of the Gorilla Glass panels shown in the interview is treated with some kind of coating that makes the panel completely non-reflective. It seems as if the treated area is invisible to the human eyes in the images shown above. The second panel demonstrated is a flexible type of glass which can bend to conform to any angle. It looks like it’s made out of plastic if you watch the demo, but Weeks affirms that the panel is made of glass.
Corning Inc. is famous for its Gorilla Glass, but the company has been around for over 160 years and offers different ranges of industrial glasswork. They’ve just had record fourth quarter earnings and are expected to grow by two to three times in the next few years. Weeks attributes the the growth to increased demands for Gorilla Glass. He also believes that Windows 8 notebooks and tablets will drive up demands for larger LCD glass panels.
Jump past the break for the video demo (requires Adobe Flash). (more…)