Latest update about protective display surface from Corning is the Lotus Glass. Designed to work with either OLED or LCD screens on mobile gadgets at the first place, Lotus Glass is set to become next generation of the rugged Gorilla Glass that was adopted by Samsung for the Galaxy Tab Android tablets.
The Lotus Glass is designed to suit low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) and oxide thin-film transistor (TFT) backplane manufacturing environments. Claims to be enviromentally friendly, Corning’s Lotus Glass was announced at FPD International, an industry trade show held in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan, on Oct. 26.
Claims to provide brighter and more display clarity, Corning’s Lotus Glass will not distort under hot temperature during the manufacturing process, allowing mobile phone manufacturers to integrate the Lotus Glass into the demanding display panels manufacturing processes.
One clear selling point of Corning’s Lotus Glass is for portable devices including tablets, touchscreen notebook/laptop computers and smartphones.
“Corning Lotus Glass has a high annealing point that delivers the thermal and dimensional stability our customers require to produce high-performance displays,” – “Because of its intrinsic stability, it can withstand the thermal cycles of customer processing better than conventional LCD glass substrates. This enables tighter design rules in advanced backplanes for higher resolution and faster response time.”
Unlike the ugly rugged gorilla, this time Corning come out with a more elegant, flower name that should increase the brand image in the future, well worth the rename, but how strong and rugged will Lotus Glass be? Only time will tell…