The glass manufacturing giant Corning is at it again. The very same company that gave you Gorilla Glass had announced in the recently concluded FPD International in Yokohama, Japan the release of a more formidable creation, the Lotus Glass.
The Lotus Glass was engineered with LCD and OLED displays in mind. With this substrate rigged in notebook computers, smart phones and tablets, not only can pristine picture quality be achieved, but quicker overall response times as well. And all these without sucking up too much of the gadget’s power supply.
The exceptional dimensional and thermal stability of the Lotus Glass is all thanks to the substrate’s high annealing point. Having survived the most rigorous heating and cooling processes, this fortified glass is guaranteed to have the least possible internal stresses and is thus more efficient overall. This feature is very crucial in today’s mobile gadgets. We all know how a device’s performance gets compromised due to prolonged use. Aside from the usual wear and tear, one of the things that can lessen efficiency is the heat generated during use. The screen is actually one of the parts that produce this increased temperature.
This may no longer be an issue with the Lotus Glass. The substrate has been engineered to withstand the usual heat-generating processes. This then minimizes sagging and warping and so enables enhanced integration of the components onto the glass. So even the most demanding user won’t find nasty distorted pictures on the screen, or get annoyed with the slow response time.
Though it’s not quite sure yet which manufacturers will pick it up, what’s certain is that this latest creation from Corning has been qualified and is in fact already in production. So it’ll only be a matter of time before we’ll see this new material on the displays of future Android smart phones and tablets computers.