Corning's Lotus Glass promised a world full of thinner, more advanced mobile displays when it was unveiled in 2011, but it hasn't always been easy to build with the volumes or features that customers want. Enter the company's new Lotus XT Glass as the solution: clients can produce it more reliably at high temperatures, leading to more usable panels for our LCDs and OLEDs. The improved yields should not only result in larger device volumes than the original Lotus Glass could muster, but push the technological limits -- Corning notes that hotter manufacturing allows for brighter, sharper and more efficient screens. The glass is commercially available today, although we'll still need to wait for gadget makers to choose, implement and ship it before we notice the XT difference.
Corning Introduces Corning Lotus(TM) XT Glass and Showcases Glass Innovations at SID Display Week 2013
Second-generation composition features host of new capabilities
CORNING, N.Y., May 16, 2013 - Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced the commercial launch of Corning Lotus(TM) XT Glass, a second-generation glass substrate specially formulated for high-performance displays. The company will feature its latest specialty glass innovation - alongside its other advanced glass technologies - in its booth (#801) at the Society for Information Display's (SID) Display Week in Vancouver, British Columbia, May 21 - 23.
Lotus XT Glass features best-in-class total pitch variation, which is integral to efficient panel manufacturing. Essentially, total pitch - usually measured in microns or parts per million (ppm) - is the distance features move during panel processing.
"If you can predict the amount the glass shifts, then you can account for this movement. Deviation - or variation - from this predictable movement can ultimately result in yield loss," said John P. Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning High Performance Displays. "Lotus XT Glass is designed to have improved thermal and dimensional stability over higher temperatures, generating higher yields for our customers."
The Corning Lotus Glass platform enables organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays and liquid crystal displays (LCD) that use either low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) or oxide thin-film transistor (TFT) backplanes. The result is an energy-efficient, immersive display device that features high resolution, fast response times, and bright picture quality.
In addition to Lotus XT Glass, the Corning booth will feature each of its advanced glass technologies, including: Corning EAGLE XG® Slim for a-Si displays; Corning® Willow(TM) Glass, the company's ultra-slim, flexible glass; and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance(TM). Corning experts will provide daily demonstrations of Gorilla Glass 3, the industry-leading, damage-resistant cover glass. Attendees should consult booth staff for exact times.
Display Week attendees will also have the opportunity to hear several of Corning's technology experts deliver presentations at the conference.
"Display Week is a time to take stock of the industry and its future," Bayne noted. "The industry is changing, and Corning believes each of its innovative glasses helps solve tough technological challenges - advancing displays even further."
For additional information about Corning's presence at SID Display Week 2013, please visit www.corning.com/SID2013.