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Gorilla Glass 3 Designed for 40% Fewer Scratches

This technology might bode well for a future crop of DSLR LCD screens.
 
From Computerworld:
 
The toughened glass used in many smartphones and tablets is about to get tougher
 
IDG News Service - Corning has developed a new version of its Gorilla Glass for smartphones and tablets that it says will result in 40% fewer scratches and appear in devices later this year.
 
Corning makes the glass used in devices from Apple, Samsung and other top-tier vendors. It introduced Gorilla Glass 2 at the International CES in Las Vegas last year, and it's back again in 2013 with another update.
 
It's virtually impossibly to make glass completely scratch-proof, but Gorilla Glass 3 can stand three times as much force before it develops the kind of deep scratches, or trenches, that are visible to the eye, said David Velasquez, Corning's director of marketing for Gorilla Glass.
 
That extra strength should result in 40% fewer scratches, he said. And if the glass cracks, it retains more of its strength than it did previously, meaning it's less likely to shatter if it gets another knock. Corning delivered samples of the new glass last year and it will be in volume production in the next few months.
 
Read the entire news article at Computerworld.
Posted: 1/9/2013 1:41:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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