Corning: launch of new LCD glass substrates

Corning Incorporated started the commercialization of EAGLE XG Slim, a new line of thin glass substrates, at Display Taiwan 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan on 9 June. With initial focus on enabling lighter-wei…

Corning Incorporated started the commercialization of EAGLE XG Slim, a new line of thin glass substrates, at Display Taiwan 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan on 9 June. With initial focus on enabling lighter-weight portable devices – with glass sizes up to Generation 5 at 0.4mm thick – Corning is adding more gen sizes and thicknesses to the line to support larger applications such as LCD TVs. EAGLE XG Slim glass will allow device makers to reduce costs and provide a greener product while creating the sleek, multifunctional devices consumers desire. As the first to supply commercial volumes of 0.5mm glass and now 0.4mm glass, Corning is pleased to apply its technology leadership to help enable the industry“s continued advancement, said James P. Clappin, president, Corning Display Technologies. EAGLE XG Slim glass will allow device makers to reduce costs and provide a greener product while creating the sleek, multifunctional devices consumers desire. According to Corning, its proprietary fusion process forms thin glass of pristine surface quality, ready to use, requiring no additional panel thinning to achieve weight and thickness targets. Benefits to be obtained include lower total costs, simplified supply chain, and reduced energy consumption. Corning will produce EAGLE XG Slim at its plants in Asia, while Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd. will also supply the product line to customers in Korea. Corning also plans to develop 0.3mm substrates for glass sizes that support portable electronic devices, as well as to broaden the line to include gen sizes that support TVs and other large displays.