Showcasing its latest glass technologies at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is becoming a practice for Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass. The company has announced its plans to introduce two new products at CES 2013 next week, which are Gorilla Glass 3 and Optical Cables.
According to Engadget, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 will sport a proprietary feature called Native Damage Resistance (NDR). NDR is claimed to reduce the propagation of flaws and makes scratches less visible. Gorilla Glass 3 is also said to be three times more scratch-resistant than the current Gorilla Glass 2.
Optical Cables by Corning are fibre-based, device-to-device connectivity solutions that will significantly extend the data transmission range past the limits of copper-based cables. Corning will reveal more details on the two products in announcements planned for Monday, 7th January at CES 2013.
Corning - "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."
Corning Gorilla Glass is widely used in smartphones, tablets and notebooks today. For example, Google's latest Nexus 4 smartphone utilizes two pieces of Gorilla Glass 2 - each on its front and back. Toshiba's U925t Ultrabook uses Gorilla Glass to reinforce its IPS touch screen display. ASUS also deploys Gorilla Glass in many of its tablets including the Transformer Pad Prime.