Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced the opening of the Corning Advanced Technology Center, located in the Neihu Technology Park in Taipei, Taiwan. The facility will serve as a customer-focused applications engineering and design center in Asia.
Equipped with outstanding glass technology capabilities and staffed with talented, experienced personnel, the Corning Advanced Technology Center will provide product design and development support for the fast-paced consumer electronics industry. Technical experts will also focus on development of emerging applications where Corning glass technologies can play a critical role.
"Extensive resources, such as glass characterization, product analysis, prototyping, and systems-level testing will be offered. Through these services, as well as ongoing glass technology education and training, we can help develop solutions to our customers' most pressing product development challenges," said Dr. Jean-Pierre Mazeau, senior vice president, Corning Science & Technology.
"From this new center in Taiwan," Mazeau added, "Corning's global network of world-leading technology expertise can be accessed in order to fully attend to these exciting opportunities."
Corning has more than 40 years of business development experience in Taiwan, largely through the growth of the company's Display Technologies business segment. "Some of the most ambitious opportunities in consumer electronics and other industries are being addressed here in Taiwan and throughout Asia," said Alan T. Eusden, president, Corning Display Technologies Taiwan. "Therefore, we believe that the establishment of the Advanced Technology Center is a logical step forward in Corning's continued commitment to growth in this region."
A grand opening event hosted by Corning Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wendell P. Weeks, Senior Vice President Dr. Jean-Pierre Mazeau, and Corning Advanced Technology Center Director Dr. Connie Wang was held June 9. Jung-Chiou Hwang, Vice Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs attended the event to welcome the new Corning Advanced Technology Center into the Taipei business community.