Corning recently announced its new technology dubbed Willow Glass that we’ll most likely see powering a new generation of screens. You might be familiar with Corning’s Gorilla Glass display technology since it’s used in the smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and other devices offered by leading companies such as Apple and Samsung.
Willow Glass is ultra-slim and flexible (with the same thickness as a piece of paper), while still retaining normal glass attributes. This allows the creation of thinner screens, curved displays, and lighter devices, all of which could potentially revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation electronics. It will supposedly work with OLED (organic light emitting diodes) and LCD (liquid crystal displays) screens. It will initially be made in sheets like traditional glass, but Corning is hoping to eventually produce it in rolls.
We can expect Willow Glass to start making appearances in tablets, smartphones, and notebooks sometime in 2013.