Corning Intros 3D Gorilla Glass
Corning today revealed that it has finalized a new manufacturing process that allows it to create 3D-shaped pieces of Gorilla Glass. According to Corning, the process, which it developed with G-Tech Optoelectronics, still allows for precise tolerances with uniform thickness with a faster and less-costly method. Corning believes 3D Gorilla Glass will be ideal for mobile and wearable devices. Corning expects to have 3D-shaped Gorilla Glass parts in products later this year. The company plans to show off the new Gorilla Glass at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Hands On with Vivo's Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Reader
Vivo has a phone at CES that includes a fingerprint sensor buried under the display glass. The technology was developed by Synpatics and Vivo is among the first to put it to use.
Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ Targets Wearables
Corning this week announced Gorilla Glass SR+, a scratch resistant glass intended for smartwatches and other wearables. Corning says Gorilla Glass SR+ is strong and provides the same optical clarity and touch sensitivity of its normal glass while also boosting resistance to impact damage by 70%.
Apple Awards Face ID Laser Company Finisar with $390 Million
Apple today said it plans to invest $390 million in Finisar, the Texas-based supplier of its VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) wafers. Apple uses the VCSEL technology in the iPhone X to power Face ID, Animoji, and portrait photography in the TrueDepth camera.
LG Innotek Devises Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Sensor
LG Innotek revealed a new fingerprint sensor that works through glass, allowing LG and other smartphone makers to create devices free from buttons. LG Innotek was able to do this by carving a small furrow out of the back side of the glass.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Tout Metal and Glass Designs
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, two Android smartphones that marry high-quality design with leading specs. The devices are made with a mix of metal and glass materials, with the GS6 Edge offering a curved display on two sides.