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Acer's new ICONIA Tablet Computer Gets the Gorilla Glass Treatment

Published on January 6, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that Corning Gorilla Glass has been designed into Acer's ICONIA tablet computer. The ICONIA creates a distinctive tablet experience - combining the versatility of a 14-inch form factor with a unique dual-screen layout and highly intuitive all-point touch functionality.

The ICONIA's design incorporates ultra-thin, durable Gorilla Glass as a cover glass for its dual multi-touch displays, and includes a full range of intuitive and easy-to-use features designed to fully utilize the devices' multi-touch technology.

Being easy-to-use, reliable and eco-friendly are important factors that we aim to achieve in Acer's product design," said David Lee, associate vice president of Mobile Computing Business Unit, Acer Inc. "Corning Gorilla Glass used in Acer's ICONIA achieves all of these criteria."

"We're pleased that our customers recognize the benefits of using Gorilla Glass for the growing touch market for IT devices," said James R. Steiner, senior vice president, Corning Specialty Materials. "Gorilla Glass enables high sensitivity and accurate responses for the most sophisticated touch technology. In addition, on the glass surface, Corning also provides an easy-to-clean, wear-resistant coating, which allows for easy smudge removal."

Continuing a tradition of more than 150 years of innovation in materials science and technology, Corning Gorilla Glass is an environmentally friendly alkali-aluminosilicate thin-sheet glass. Its exceptional damage resistance helps protect today's most sophisticated electronic devices from the scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use. Compatible with advanced touch screens, Gorilla Glass is tough enough to handle the ongoing physical contact intrinsic to these devices.

Gorilla Glass is currently used by more than 20 major brands, designed into hundreds of product models, and featured on more than 200 million devices. Gorilla Glass is produced with Corning's proprietary fusion-draw process which produces glass with exceptionally clean, smooth, flat surfaces; outstanding optical clarity; and inherent dimensional stability. The unique composition of Gorilla Glass allows for a deep layer of high compressive stress - created through an ion-exchange process. This process acts as a sort of "armor," making the glass exceptionally tough and damage resistant.

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