Corning Introduces the Green Laser G-1000 at SID Display Week 2008

Date: 17 May 2008
Source: Corning Incorporated
CORNING, N.Y., May 14, 2008 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) will introduce the Corning® Green Laser G-1000 at the Display Week 2008 conference held by the Society for Information Display (SID) in Los Angeles, Calif., May 18-23.

The high efficiency, high speed and small size of the Corning Green Laser G-1000 device were designed for integration into laser-based micro-projectors for embedded handsets and other mobile devices.

"Corning's Green Laser G-1000 enables brighter, more vibrant, full-color images and a much longer battery life than LED-based solutions. Green laser technology truly creates a new user experience – one where consumers can view, share and interact with mobile multi-media content such as user-generated images and video, mobile television and internet," said Thomas Mills, business director, green lasers.

Corning has been supplying green lasers to strategic customers in North America and Asia since late 2007 and is now planning production capacity to meet future market demand.

Corning will be delivering two presentations on green laser technology during the event. In a poster session on May 22, the company will describe how high-quality images can be created with Corning green lasers. On May 23, Corning will be presenting a paper authored jointly with Konica Minolta. The paper will detail the Corning Green Laser G-1000 architecture and highlight how adaptive optics can help deliver robust and stable performance in a mobile device that is subjected to daily handling and indoor/outdoor conditions. This paper has been awarded the coveted "Distinguished Contributed Paper" designation by the 2008 SID International Symposium.

To learn more about Corning green laser technology, visit

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a variety of business risks and other uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include the possibility of changes in global economic and political conditions; currency fluctuations; product demand and industry capacity; competition; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political instability or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. Additional risk factors are identified in Corning's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.

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