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Optical Thunderbolt 3 Cables Begin Rolling Out in Lengths Up to 50 Meters

Thursday March 26, 2020 12:42 pm PDT by
The Thunderbolt 3 standard has been available for roughly four years now, but cable lengths have so far generally been limited to a couple of meters due to signal degradation over long distances of copper wiring. While the use of copper Thunderbolt 3 cables limits their length, it does allow for additional features like the ability to carry power and fallback use of USB modes at slower speeds. ...

Apple Awards iPhone Glass Supplier Corning Additional $250M From Advanced Manufacturing Fund

Tuesday September 17, 2019 4:18 am PDT by
Apple today announced it is awarding its longtime iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch glass supplier Corning an additional $250 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund, building on its $200 million award in 2017. The combined $450 million investment will support Corning's research and development into "state-of-the-art glass processes, equipment and materials integral to the delivery of...

Apple Supplier Corning Working on Glass Display Solution for Foldable Phones

Tuesday March 5, 2019 2:08 am PST by
With foldable smartphones from the likes of Samsung and Huawei now out in the open, speculation has been piqued over whether Apple will follow suit. We know the company has explored ideas related to foldable phones in patent applications, but Apple is unlikely to release a foldable iPhone unless it can meet strict quality standards, and judging by the bulky designs and expensive price tags of...

CES 2019: OtterBox Teams Up With Corning for New Line of Screen Protectors

Tuesday January 8, 2019 10:59 am PST by
OtterBox today announced that it's teaming up with Corning for a new line of Amplify screen protectors for smartphones. For those unfamiliar with Corning, Corning is the company that creates the super strong Gorilla Glass that's used in Apple's iOS devices and other electronics. OtterBox and Corning plan to create a "full portfolio" of "innovative glass solutions" to provide additional...

Apple Awards Corning First Advanced Manufacturing Fund Investment

Friday May 12, 2017 3:25 am PDT by
Apple today announced that Corning, the makers of Gorilla Glass, will be the first major benefactor of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, which was announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this month. Corning is a long-time Apple Supplier, and its Gorilla Glass products have been used in the iPhone and the iPad for several years. Corning Incorporated will receive $200 million from...

Corning Announces Super Scratch Resistant 'Gorilla Glass SR+' for Wearable Devices

Tuesday August 30, 2016 3:21 pm PDT by
In 2015, Corning announced "Project Phire," a new material that combines the strength of Gorilla Glass with the scratch-resistance of sapphire, and as of today, the result of that project is ready to launch. Now called "Gorilla Glass SR+," Corning's latest product is a composite material for wearable devices. It's been designed to cut down on visible scratches while continuing to deliver all...

Corning Debuts Gorilla Glass 5 With Improved Drop Protection

Wednesday July 20, 2016 1:12 pm PDT by
Corning today unveiled its next-generation Gorilla Glass product, Gorilla Glass 5. The new glass, designed to be used in mobile device displays, offers improved protection against breakage from accidental drops. Building on previous generations of Gorilla Glass, Corning's latest product survives 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters (5.2 feet) onto a rough surface...

Corning Unveils 'Project Phire' Super Scratch-Resistant Glass

Friday February 6, 2015 2:13 pm PST by
Corning today unveiled a new material that it's been working on, which combines the strength of its existing Gorilla Glass with ultra scratch-resistance like that of sapphire, reports CNET. The material, which goes by the name "Project Phire," was shown off during an investor meeting by Corning Glass president James Clappin."We told you last year that sapphire was great for scratch performance...