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  • Why Apple Bought $578M Worth Of Sapphire In Advance

    Why Apple Bought $578M Worth Of Sapphire In Advance

    Apple is building a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will be used by GT Advanced Technologies to make sapphire crystals for use in its products. Apple currently uses sapphire in its home buttons and camera lens covers, but several details about the material itself and the nature of its deal with GT indicate that it could be expanding its interests in the hard crystalline substance over the next… Read More

  • Over $1B In Gorilla Glass Sales In 2012 Helps Propel Corning To New Single Quarter Sales Record

    Over $1B In Gorilla Glass Sales In 2012 Helps Propel Corning To New Single Quarter Sales Record

    Corning announced its quarterly results today, and the company beat Wall Street expectations despite a drop in quarterly earnings, thanks in part to a 14 percent year over year increase in sales. Sales for Q4 2012 topped $2.14 billion, with sales of Corning's Gorilla Glass, the ultra durable material used in the construction of many smartphones and tablets including Apple's iPhone and iPad… Read More

  • Gorilla Glass Gets Around: Now Featured On 1 Billion Devices Worldwide

    Gorilla Glass Gets Around: Now Featured On 1 Billion Devices Worldwide

    Corning's Gorilla Glass got famous for being the scratch-resistant front screen cover material on Apple's iPhone. Then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs talked Corning CEO Wendell Weeks into producing production quantities of the stuff, the legend goes, and now, it's been featured on over 1 billion devices worldwide, the company announced in its quarterly earnings release, but the news wasn't all good. Read More

  • Corning invests heavily into China's LCD market

    Corning invests heavily into China's LCD market

    Corning Inc. is betting that big that LCD's popularity will exploded over in China. It recently announced plans to build a $400 million to $700 million glass-melting plant within China under the forecast that the country will see a 70% growth in the LCD TV market. Corning probably knows what its doing, too. After all, the company is responsible for 60% of the world's LCD glass. Read More

  • German company develops green laser for use in mini projectors

    German company develops green laser for use in mini projectors

    Berlin-based eagleyard Photonics is currently working on the development of a green laser to be used in mobile projectors, i.e. in cell phones. The laser features optical output power of 20mW, supposedly leading to brigher images. Whereas it is relatively easy to integrate blue and red laser sources into mobile projectors, green laser diodes cause massive difficulties. eagleyard managed to produce… Read More