Gorilla Glass

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Gorilla Glass

Registered trademark for an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet toughened glass manufactured by U.S. glassmaker Corning Inc. Engineered for a combination of thinness, lightness, and damage-resistance, it is used primarily as the cover glass for portable electronic devices including mobile phones, portable media players, laptop computer displays, and some television screens add

Category: Technology (10)

Launched in 1960.

Countries: (60%), United States (40%)

Main connections: Corning Inc., Ford GT, Android Dev Phone

Linked to: Corning Inc., PC Magazine, AGC Inc.




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Corning experimented with chemically strengthened glass in 1960, as part of a "Project Muscle" initiative add something


The product was used until the early 1990s in various commercial and industrial applications, including automotive, aviation and pharmaceutical uses, with particular use in approximately one hundred 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda racing cars, where minimizing the vehicle's weight is essential add something


Corning Inc. - According to the book "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson, Gorilla Glass was used in the first iPhone released in 2007


Corning Inc. - Gorilla Glass, which is a high-strength alkali-aluminosilicate thin sheet glass used as a protective cover glass offering scratch resistance and durability in many handheld devices with touchscreens, went on sale in 2008


Gorilla Glass by 2010 had been used in approximately 20 percent of mobile handsets worldwide, about 200 million units add something


On October 26, 2011, Corning announced the commercial launch of "'Lotus Glass"', designed for OLED and next-generation LCD displays add something


On February 2, 2012, Corning Incorporated and Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd. signed an agreement to establish a new equity venture for the manufacture of specialty glass substrates for the organic light emitting diode device market in Korea add something


On October 24, 2012, Corning announced that over one billion mobile devices used Gorilla Glass add something


Gorilla Glass 3 was introduced at CES 2013 add something


Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass with ionic silver, which is antibacterial, incorporated into its surface was demonstrated in early 2014 add something


Ford Motor Company announced it will be using the material for the front and rear windshields on its Ford GT sports car beginning in 2016 add something


As of October 2017 some five billion devices globally contain Gorilla Glass add something