Corning Ups the Ante in High-Performance Resistance Glass with New 'Lotus Glass'

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    For several years now, Corning has been the most well-known manufacturer of high-performance resistance glass, with their "Gorilla Glass" product taking center-stage in the press and media. However, now they are taking things to a new level with an improved product they have dubbed, "Lotus Glass." Supposedly, this new glass is designed specifically with electronic devices in mind. This new glass isn't necessarily tougher than their existing Gorilla Glass, but according to the info provided, it will be easier for manufacturers to use in their products and will facilitate improved imaging and higher performance visuals. Here's a quick snippet from their press release,
    For those that are unfamiliar with what "the annealing point" is, here is a basic description taken from Wikipedia,
    Basically this means that the higher the annealing point, the stronger the glass will be, thus is born this new Lotus Glass for electronics. Corning's press release summed it up with, "The end result is a thin, portable display device that consumes less power while delivering superior picture quality." They gave no indication how soon we will see this new superior glass in any devices, but we will keep you apprised as more details are released. The video above is a forward-thinking vision of the future of Corning glass products made by the company themselves.

    Source: Corning and Wikipedia
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    Poor branding. Lotus sounds inferior to Gorilla glass. They should have named it Godzilla glass. Godzilla>>Gorilla>>Lotus
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    This ad is terrible, IMO, we likely won't see anything like what they have here for quite some time. Why did they feel the need to make it like a 1980's ad predicting the future.
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    A cool concept next thing you know someone will make the first cylon. That paper he had at the end looked
    exactly like the paper from caprica

    Not gonna happen yet sadly.

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    Im sorry, this is so off topic. they make glass. Why arent they showing regular uses of glass for example- child drinking orange juice from a glass cup. something, i dont know, realistic. corning is not going to make the hardware for any of what they showed in the video. they just make the glass for it. tv glass, glass furniture, car glass... thats all. the one exeption to the video that was actually sweet was the bendable glass, not the paper one, the bendible one. for the paper, there already is something like that, its called plastic.
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    I saw this video awhile back, it's pretty cool
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    You know it's funny- me too. And I was thinking about it yesterday for some strange reason. Not sure why.;)
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    There's a lot of great ideas inside that I'm sure will be implemented in the future

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    I was thinking Dragon Glass (to knock on the new Dragontrail glass), but Godzilla will do....where's pdiddy when you need him?
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    Why not skip the Godzilla and just go straight to... Chuck Norris Glass.
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    b/c if you touched the glass, it would roundhouse kick you so hard, that your future great grand child would be born with a deformity.
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    that's not even a new ad, it's been around since gorilla glass was announced
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    I am 22, will see this maybe when im 80. Ill have to be rich out my ass. If any of that really comes true in my life it be great knowing my kids can use it someday maybe. That is a big maybe too.


    Did I say maybe?

    also, posted months back?
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    Bet you start to see it in the next two years on high end phones and eventually dropping down as manufacturing increases. I bet in 1960 no one thought something like Gorilla glass would be around, and yet, two years later, it appeared. Too bad it took forty some years for it to find its niche.:biggrin: