If you’ve got a mobile phone from htc or a Samsung Galaxy Tab, then there’s a good chance you’re looking at the display through Corning glass. Todd talks to James Hollis, Director of Corning Display Technologies, to find out what Corning brings to the electronics market.
Well…Gorilla Glass is probably their most well known and flagship product. Developed in 2007, it’s an aluminosilicate glass that is optically pure and has excellent scratch resistance and strength properties. James describes how this glass is manufactured and the chemical structure that gives the glass its hardness. Gorilla Glass is 3-to-5 times harder than standard glass (well, I think that’s what he means when he talks about “soda lime glass”).
Todd has a lot of fun scratching and breaking samples of glass…or not breaking in the case of the Gorilla Glass. It’s a great demonstration of what you are buying when you buy a gadget with Gorilla Glass, so watch the video to understand the value.
Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.
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