Corning today introduced a new glass substrate, Corning Astra Glass, optimized for mid-to-large-size, immersive displays in high-performance tablets, notebooks, and 8K TVs.
Corning is showcasing the solution at the Society for Information Display’s (SID) Display Week in San Jose, California., May 14-16 at booth #1119.
Astra Glass is precisely engineered to enable the higher pixel density of high-performance displays that panel makers require. To build a display that meets those performance expectations, panel makers need a thermally and dimensionally stable glass to improve yields while achieving the desired resolution.
“After years of close collaboration with customers, we’ve learned what they need in an oxide display glass to bring 8K resolution to larger devices and sets – low total pitch variation, low total thickness variation, and low sag,” said Han Yim, business director, High-Performance Displays, Corning Glass Technologies. “Astra Glass meets the precise, high-temperature requirements of oxide processing and joins our portfolio of display substrates, alongside EAGLE XG® Glass and Lotus™ NXT Glass, to cover the entire spectrum of our customers ‘needs.”
Astra Glass enables a range of high-performance panels – from the high end of the a-Si space into IGZO oxide.
In addition to Astra Glass, the Corning booth features:
- Corning Lotus NXT Glass: enhances the design and manufacture of high-performance displays, and is optimized for the expanding LTPS-LCD and LTPS-OLED industries. Featuring key attributes for flexible OLED panel manufacturing, Lotus NXT Glass leads the industry, having enabled more than 375 million flexible OLED phones since 2015.
- Corning Gorilla Glass: is the cover glass of choice for more than 45 major OEMs and is featured on more than six billion devices – delivering damage resistance, optical clarity, and touch sensitivity.
- Augmented Reality Precision Glass Solutions: enables augmented reality/mixed reality experiences with glass optimized for sleek wearable designs.
- Corning Iris Glass: a light-guide plate for edge-lit LCD displays. Due to its intrinsic rigidity and dimensional stability, it outperforms the incumbent technology – plastic – and allows manufacturers to reduce set thickness, increase set brightness, and design sets with slimmer bezels.