Corning expands slim glass product line

Corning Incorporated has launched its Eagle XG Slim glass substrates in larger generation sizes, which are used in LCD panel manufacturing for applications such as TV and large monitors.
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Corning Incorporated has launched its Eagle XG Slim glass substrates in larger generation sizes, which are used in LCD panel manufacturing for applications such as TV and large monitors. According to Corning, the range, which was initially intended to enable lighter-weight portable devices, with glass sizes up to Generation 5 at 0.4mm thick, has now been expanded to include 0.5mm glass in Generations 7 and 8, which, until now, have traditionally been 0.7mm thick. At the standard glass thickness of 0.7mm, glass represents 10-25% of the module thickness for leading-edge slim TV designs. According to Corning, the use of 0.5mm glass will provide a tangible benefit in efforts to reduce the thickness of televisions. Further plans of the company include further expansion of the product line with the development of 0.3mm substrates for glass sizes for portable electronic devices. As the first to supply commercial volumes of slim glass substrates, Corning continues to lead the industry migration toward thinner devices, said Lisa Ferrero, general manager, Corning Display Technologies. By adding larger sizes to the Eagle XG Slim product line, Corning is helping the industry address growing consumer demand for thin and sleek televisions.