So you’ve clicked on this post, wait don’t click away just yet! I am trying to tell you about the most important piece of your life, the screen on your smartphone! Yes you may not think about it in that sense, but really, what happens when you take a big gouge out of your smartphone, or it cracks, how demoralized are you? Questions wringing through your head, New phone? Fix this? How expensive is this? How will I read my text messages? or Why did I drop my f%^$ phone! Oops if your under 8, earmuffs! Anyways onto Lotus Glass by Corning, and how it will compliment Gorilla Glass 2 and make us all happier smartphone owners!
Corning released some information stating that Lotus Glass is just as strong as Gorilla Glass 2, yet because of the manufacturing process, it has an enhanced picture quality, better response time, better resolution, and reduces the screen’s power requirements(someone explain this one to me please!) *Correction : This statement is misleading, it was brought to my attention by a representative of Corning. Essential Corning Lotus Glass and Gorilla Glass 2 do not directly compete they will actually complement eachother! How awesome is that, screen would be virtually unbreakable! See below for an insert from Corning’s Supervisor of Media Relations.*
The intrinsic thermal consistency of Corning Lotus Glass allows it to retain its shape and quality during high-temperature processing. Decreased compaction and variation during the crystallization and activation step further reduces stress and distortions to the substrate. This enables tighter design rules in advanced backplanes for higher resolution and faster response time.
If you haven’t read my last blog about Gorilla Glass 2, you should check it out. There is a video where they show just how much pressure Gorilla Glass 2 can take while not breaking!
* Here is the statement I received.
They serve different purposes: Corning® Gorilla® Glass is a cover glass for the exterior of display devices, while Corning Lotus™ Glass is a glass substrate. Corning Lotus Glass is a backplane that can enable cutting-edge technologies including organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays and next generation liquid crystal displays (LCD) and panels. Therefore, many electronic devices could feature both Corning Gorilla Glass and Corning Lotus Glass. While they are formed with the same manufacturing process, the chemical compositions of the glass are also different.
Here is some more information from a February 2nd Press release by Corning.
Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW)and Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd. havesigned an agreement to establish a new equity venture for the manufacture ofspecialty glass substrates for the rapidly expanding organic light emittingdiode (OLED) device market. The new business will be located in Korea.
Combining Corning’s Lotus™ Glass substratetechnology and Samsung Mobile Display’s OLED displayexpertise, this new entity will be well-positioned to provide outstandingproduct solutions for current and future OLED technologies, from handheld andIT devices to large TVs and beyond.
The newly formed entity will supply OLED backplane glasssubstrates for Samsung Mobile Display, as well as for the broader Korean market.
I always try to bring my valued readers the truth and sometimes, while searching for good stories, the truth gets all jumbled up. I hope that this correction will add value to the post and I apologize for misinforming people. If you are looking for more information on Corning, their press releases, and an abundance of other information go to their homepage Corning.com.
Now here is a picture that I saw when looking for information on this post, some respondent names Zechs left this picture on a discussion thread and I thought it was funny. He mentions OLED because Corning Lotus Glass is designed specifically for enhancing Samsung’s OLED screens. You can bet that they will be using this technology on the newest Samsung Galaxy S3!
|Make a biga$$ monitor version. I need an OLED tan!|