By Stephen Schenck | January 6, 2012 7:14 PM
The letter “E” in CES stands for Electronics, as many of you no doubt already know. While that sounds like a pretty open-and-shut description for the kind of gear you can expect to see at the show, there are always cases that manage to squeeze by on the fringe. Take, for instance, glass manufacturer Corning. While its products are about as far as you can come from electronics, it’s the manufacturer of Gorilla Glass, and as a component, we often see Gorilla Glass elements integrated into the latest smartphones. If you were a fan of the durable screens before, you’ll definitely want to check out Corning’s latest development, the extra-scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 2.
Gorilla Glass is created by means of a special manufacturing process, treating the molten glass with chemicals that add extra strength. This new Gorilla Glass 2 is supposed to improve over the existing process by resulting in the formation of glass that is harder, thinner, and more resistant to scratches than ever before.
Corning hasn’t provided any estimates on when we may see Gorilla Glass 2 in phones, but given the popularity of the original, we’re sure manufacturers will be eager to adopt it.