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Debut of Gorilla Glass 2 at CES 2012; 20% Thinner

Corning has unveiled the Gorilla Glass 2 at the CES, claiming the new version is 20 percent thinner than its predecessor, as reported by PC World.

The company explained that even though the glass cover is thin, it is more scratch resistant, damage proof and tough. Gorilla Glass is the most widely used glass cover in the world, being used on a wide range of tablet devices and smartphones.

Corning said the new Gorilla Glass 2 was designed to make devices thinner and sleeker, providing great images and enhanced touch sensitivity. Essentially, the thin glass would result in slimmer devices with more durable screens.

"Corning Gorilla Glass has enjoyed tremendous market adoption in the high-growth mobile handset and computing device market, providing a replacement for plastic and legacy soda-lime glass as a protective cover and elegant design solution," said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials.

"We knew Corning Gorilla Glass could get even better. So, in response to our customers' drive toward thinner form factors, we designed this new glass to enable meaningful reduction in thickness without sacrificing the outstanding glass performance for which Gorilla Glass has become highly recognised," he added.