This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CES 2013: Bend it like Corning Willow Glass
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CES 2013: Bend it like Corning Willow Glass

1:32 /

CNET's Jessica Dolcourt brings you an exclusive first look at a new bendable glass as thin as your business card.

Hey everyone, this is Jessica Dolcourt from CNET, here at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. This is your very first look at Corning's Willow Glass. This is actually a bendable glass that we will see in application soon. So, things such as smartphones, tablets, laptops. One application is actually as a wrap around display, so could wrap around a smartphone for example, or even can form to the curves of CNET's booth here at CES. That is one very possible application. So, this is extremely light and thin. It looks like plastic right now because the glass is actually on the inside and it's covered with this plastic laminate, but it is actually the width of a business card that's 0.1 millimeter thin. Now, this not to be confused with Corning's Gorilla Glass, which is a different type of cover glass that is meant to protect the surfaces, the outside of a smartphone for example. Where we're gonna see this glass most is actually going to be on the inside underneath layers of phone to optimize for touch screens. Now Corning just announced the product this past June. They're gonna start mass production in the second half of 2013, and you can expect to start seeing devices using this flexible Willow Glass in the early part of 2014, so maybe next year at CES. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. You can catch all of our CES news at CNET.com.

New releases

Just how safe is iCloud and other...
0:00 September 2, 2014
Even if you're not a celebrity with a body like Jennifer Lawrence, there are plenty of reasons why the average...
Play video
On the road: 2014 Mazda MX-5 M...
6:39 September 2, 2014
After 25 years of Miata, Mazda is perhaps the most successful maker of sports cars in modern history. Brian...
Play video
Car Tech 101: OBD-II apps and...
3:04 September 2, 2014
Brian Cooley explains how the OBD-II port under your dash can feed a secret interface to your car for moment...
Play video
Smarter driver: Downsides of c...
2:00 September 2, 2014
Brian Cooley tells you why your daily car commute could be bad for your health.
Play video
How to guard your iCloud from...
2:51 September 2, 2014
Hackers attacked the iCloud accounts of some celebrities, so it's time to boost your own cloud-security awareness....
Play video
The 404 Show 1,544: iCloud leak...
32:39 September 2, 2014
Today we'll discuss what the celebrity photo leak has taught the world, why you can't use only emojis to communicate...
Play video
Top 5: Differences between US and...
3:13 September 2, 2014
If you've ever been to Germany, you know it has a higher bar for getting a driver's license than in the US....
Play video
Where will the next battery breakthrough...
4:53 September 2, 2014
Brian Cooley explains the challenges associated with battery technology and the types of innovations emerging...
Play video