Corning Lotus Glass Promises Better Screens

Corning’s

Gorilla Glass is currently the standard when it comes to durable smartphone displays seen in

the likes of the HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S II and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer,

but the company has announced the rather less-than-tough sounding, Lotus Glass, which

promises “higher resolution and faster response times.”

Corning

launched Lotus Glass today and it will be for use with LCD and OLED screens.

The major advance in the technology between Gorilla Glass and Lotus Glass it

seems, is that the latter has more “thermal and dimensional stability” thanks

to a higher annealing point.

Annealing is a process of slowly cooling glass to relieve

internal stresses after it was formed. The annealing point of glass (or

technically glass substrate in this case) is the highest temperature at which

it will not warp or move.

This means that Lotus Glass will be less likely to warp

while “advanced backplates” are applied. Backplates on screens contain the

circuits which control the pixels on the screen.

Corning

has not yet divulged who is going to be using the latest technology but we do

know that the glass has been qualified and is in production, so no doubt we are

going to seen Lotus Glass Displays very, very soon.