Glass manufacturer Corning (GLW-US) announced the launch of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 in November last year to further improve the performance of drop resistance and scratch resistance. Corning announced at the time that it would be the first to introduce mobile phone applications, and new products are expected within six months On the 2nd, Samsung announced this year’s Galaxy S23 flagship series, which is the first smartphone to use Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
Corning confirmed at the end of last month that Samsung will use Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 in its next-generation Galaxy flagship smartphone, and Gorilla Glass Victus 2 uses a new glass composition that can be dropped on rough surfaces such as concrete engineering materials, and Maintain scratch resistance.
Since its development and launch in 2007, Corning Gorilla Glass has launched several generations of products. In 2020, it first launched Gorilla Glass Victus with improved drop and scratch resistance. Last year, it launched a second-generation version. In addition to mobile phone applications In the future, it is also expected to be expanded and applied to portable mobile devices such as tablets, notebooks, wearable devices, and lens protection.
Corning added that Gorilla Glass has been adopted by more than 45 major brands and is designed for use in more than 8 billion devices.
Corning also announced last year’s financial report a few days ago. Although affected by the sharp drop in capacity utilization of panel manufacturers, Corning’s display technology business group still maintained stable pricing performance. Coupled with the injection of other business groups such as optical communications, last year’s revenue reached 14.805 billion US dollars , an annual increase of 5%, the after-tax net profit reached 1.794 billion US dollars, an annual decrease of 1%, and a net profit per share of 2.09 US dollars. Looking forward to this quarter, Corning estimates that the price of glass will be flat with the previous quarter.