New Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 Selected for Samsung GALAXY S III

CORNING, N.Y., May 29, 2012 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2, the next generation of the company’s widely accepted cover glass, has been designed into the new Samsung GALAXY S III smartphone.

This improved glass was first revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Corning Gorilla Glass 2 enables up to a 20 percent reduction in glass thickness, while maintaining the industry-leading scratch and damage resistance that consumers demand. Samsung Electronics equipped the GALAXY S III with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. Corning Gorilla Glass 2 enables the device’s slim and sleek design, and helps protect the device display from scratches and bumps.

Hankil Yoon, senior vice president of global product strategy, Samsung Electronics, said, “Following Samsung and Corning’s successful cooperation on the previous GALAXY S series smartphones, we are pleased to offer our customers the thin elegance and refined style of the GALAXY S III using Corning Gorilla Glass 2.  New Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is an ideal solution for Samsung’s high-quality smartphones, enabling a superior touch experience and a lightweight and slim design, with the damage and scratch resistance consumers have come to expect.”

Haeng-Hee (HH) Lee, president and general manager of Corning Korea Company, Ltd. added, “We are excited about the introduction of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 because it provides device makers with numerous design benefits without sacrificing toughness. With Corning Gorilla Glass 2, Samsung GALAXY S III customers will enjoy an enhanced smartphone experience.”  

First introduced in 2007, Corning Gorilla Glass set the industry standard for damage-resistant cover glass. Today it is the most widely deployed cover glass, used by more than 30 major brands and designed into more than 750 product models, spanning over 750 million units worldwide. For further information about Corning Gorilla Glass, please visit

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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 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.

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600450 New Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 Selected for Samsung GALAXY S III
Date: 1 June 2012

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