In a press release talking about its co-operation with G-Tech Optoelectronics Corp. (GTOC) to establish a “vertically integrated operation in Taiwan,” Corning announced the “manufacturing readiness” of a novel 3D glass-forming technology to shape Corning Gorilla Glass. The glass experts are targeting commercialization of finished 3D-shaped Gorilla Glass parts in 2014.
Corning’s 3D-forming technology can achieve precise tolerances and high throughput on a platform that is more economical than alternative two-mold forming methods. This technology uses Gorilla Glass of uniform thickness, assisting designers to introduce thinner and lighter devices and leverage the emergence of conformable displays for mobile and wearable applications.
Hear that? Gorilla Glass is coming to a smart wearable device near you. No wonder Samsung decided to make a long-term deal with Corning. Sounds like a plan, if you ask me… 😉