Corning and Asahi Glass to increase glass substrate output

Capacity expansion by Asahi Glass and Corning will ensure a supply of fifth- and sixth-generation (5G and 6G) glass substrates for Taiwan TFT LCD manufacturers over the next year.

Asahi Glass has just completed its fifth glass furnace – its first in Taiwan – and the company will begin shipping 5G substrates from the plant in September.According to Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT), Asahi will also begin operations at its sixth furnace, which will also produce 5G substrates, in April of next year.

According to Nitin Kulkarni, president of Corning Display Technologies, Corning expects to start shipping sixth-generation (6G) TFT LCD glass substrates to Taiwan-based TFT LCD makers by year-end. In addition, the company stated that its 6G glass furnace at Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) will likely begin volume production in April next year.

Corning will add a 5G furnace to its existing four furnaces at Tainan Science Park (TSP) by the end of this quarter, the company noted.

600450 Corning and Asahi Glass to increase glass substrate output
Date: 5 August 2004

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