June 05, 2012, 11:00 AM —
If Corning is right, electronics on Willow glass may one day be printed like newspapers, and still be strong enough for mobile devices.
Makers of tough Gorilla Glass, Corning announced a product at the other end of the spectrum: flexible glass than can be bent, rolled, and flexed into multiple positions. Only 100 microns thick, or about the size of a single sheet of paper, Willow Glass will support touch-screen uses.
Some Corning customers already have samples, but no products have been announced. Full production is expected to begin later this year, although no firm details have been given. The first products with Willow Glass are expected to be smartphones, and Willow Glass will support both OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) and LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) products.
I'm looking through you
Would be great if Willow Glass will flex on impact like plastic to avoid breakage, as well as be a good substrate for capacitive touch. Best of both worlds!
TSH on gsmarena.com
What I want
I hope the next Nexus phone will have this!
Anonymous on gsmarena.com
whatever they say, it all breakes
devilsdad on gsmarena.com
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