Corning looks to antimicrobial tech to boost Gorilla Glass sales

Jun. 20, 2014 4:05 PM ETCorning Incorporated (GLW)GLWBy: Eric Jhonsa, SA News Editor2 Comments
  • Hoping to appeal to germ-conscious gadget buyers (and boost ASPs along the way), Corning (GLW +0.9%) has launched an antimicrobial version of Gorilla Glass.
  • The glass relies on ionic silver to kill off bacteria that can gradually form on a well-used touchscreen. The solution is meant not only for mobile devices, but public touch-enabled systems such as kiosks.
  • Corning's Specialty Materials sales (Gorilla Glass-driven) are expected to rise 20%-25% Q/Q in Q2, as an inventory overhang dissipates. But a competitive threat from sapphire cover glass looms on the horizon.
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