Knowledge Identifier: $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
Category: Technology (10)
Launched in 1960.
Countries: (60%), United States (40%)
Linked to: Corning Inc., PC Magazine, AGC Inc.
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
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
On October 26, 2011, Corning announced the commercial launch of "'Lotus Glass"', designed for OLED and next-generation LCD displays
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
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