Samsung’s New GALAXY Tab 10.1 Features Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Integration of Leading Cover Glass and Ultra-Thin Tablet Display
CORNING, N.Y., July 20, 2011 -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile device provider, and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW), a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, announced today that Corning® Gorilla® Glass has been designed into the GALAXY Tab 10.1, Samsung Electronics’ most powerful new tablet PC.
The GALAXY Tab 10.1, which launched in the
on June 8, is equipped with 1GHz Dual-Core CPU, the latest Android™ Honeycomb platform, and a 10.1 inch WXGA TFT LCD display. The GALAXY Tab 10.1 measures only 8.6 mm thick and weighs a mere 560 grams. Thin, lightweight Corning United States Gorilla Glass, used as a damage-resistant cover, helps enable this durable, ultra-slim, and lightweight design.
Continuing a tradition of 160-year innovation in materials science and technology, Corning
Gorilla Glass is an environmentally friendly glass designed specifically to function as a cover glass for high-end display devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptop computers, and televisions.
Hankil Yoon, vice president of Smartphone Product Planning, Samsung Electronics, said “GALAXY Tab 10.1 is recognized for its high-end technology and amazing design, even among industry experts. For the GALAXY Tab 10.1, Samsung Electronics searched for the most durable, scratch-resistant glass, and again found the perfect solution with Corning
Haeng-Hee (HH) Lee, president and general manager, Corning Korea Company, Ltd., said “Corning
Gorilla Glass has become the cover glass of choice for the fast-growing tablet display market. We will continue to provide Gorilla Glass for high-end and innovative devices.”
Used by more than 30 major brands, Corning
Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than 425 electronic devices.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.
Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge,