Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Showcased Along with 100-ft Optical Thunderbolt Cables at CES 2013

By: Gizbot Bureau

Corning introduced two new products at CES 2013 including more tougher Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a new glass composition with durability enhancements; and Optical Cables by Corning, fiber-based, device-to-device connectivity solutions that significantly extend the data transmission range past the limits of copper-based cables.

Corning Gorilla Glass, the world-leading thin cover-glass solution, allows for a sleek, narrow-bezel design that enables a wide variety of tiled video-wall applications. With its new Native Damage Resistance, Gorilla Glass 3 has been developed to provide improved durability to withstand deep scratches and cracks in the glass. As a result, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance provides enhanced scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and better retained strength once a scratch occurs.

Lets take a detailed look at the key features of the latest technologies introduced by Corning at the stunning event below:

Gorilla Glass 3

The glass goes through sophisticated processes which involve developing durability enhancements at the atomic structural level of glass making. The variation in chemical strength of the materials used in making the glass at the atomic structural level makes it more resistant to scratch. This also enhances the durability of glass. The thickness of the glass is maintained even though the new technology reduces scratch to a greater extent. It is far better than the aluminosilicate glasses.

The glass is three times better in reducing the scratch compared to Gorilla Glass 2 and almost 50% stronger than the previous glass. Corning's video demonstrating the features of the glass shows a 130-gram metal ball rolling over and even dropping over the display of Gorilla Glass 3 protected phone which handles the impact quite unbelievably.

The glass would be displayed at CES 2013 from January 8th to 11th. Gorilla Glass 3 of Corning is in its design implementation stage now and will be available in the markets for smartphones from mid-2013.

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Corning Gorilla Glass 3

USB3 CES2013

Thunderbolt Cables

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USB 3.Optical and Thunderbolt Optical Cables

At the same time, Corning Cable Systems - part of Corning Incorporated Telecommunications segment introduced Optical Cables - designed for use with consumer electronics. The cables are compatible with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0, claimed by the company as the two fastest computer and peripheral connectivity protocols.

USB 3.Optical and Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning significantly extend the data transmission range past the length limits of copper-based cables. Optical Cables by Corning are significantly longer, 50 percent smaller, 80 percent lighter, and still stronger than comparable copper cables.

USB 3.Optical Cables by Corning can reach lengths of up to 30 meters, and Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning can reach lengths up to 100 meters, longer than the length of a football field. The light weight and flexibility of the cables also make them easy to route in the work space and convenient to pack and transport.

A unique cable design and Corning ClearCurve VSDN optical fiber allow the glass-based Optical Cables by Corning to be as durable as comparable copper cables. The Optical Thunderbolt Cables provide a dual channel, bi-directional 10 Gb/s data rate with data and video on a single cable, allowing the transfer of a full HD movie in fewer than 30 seconds.

The ultra-slim "zero-bend" radius cable has an electrically isolated noise-reducing design, can "daisy-chain" up to six Thunderbolt devices at the same time, and is "hot swappable," meaning it can be attached and removed without interruption to the system.

The USB 3.Optical Cables provide a 5 Gb/s data transfer rate and are compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices allowing the extension of USB device reach without additional power supply. The ultra-slim, "zero-bend" radius cable has built-in overcurrent protection and is also hot swappable.

Optical Cables by Corning are targeted to be available for sale through select consumer electronic retail channels by the end of first quarter in 2013.

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