SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover Glass to appear in smartphones in September

When beauty meets strength: Xensation™ Cover is the strongest cover glass available on the market today.High-technology company and specialty glass manufacturer SCHOTT today announced the arrival of Xensation™ Cover glass on the mobile device market.

The world’s strongest alumino-silicate glass offers outstanding resistance to breakage and scratches, making it the ideal cover glass for touch screen devices. SCHOTT will be showcasing Xensation™ Cover glass at the “International Touch Panel and Optical Film Exhibition” in Taipei,  Taiwan (Booth L206).

SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover for capacitive touch technologies. Xensation™ Cover is a floated alumino-silicate glass with hardness and resistance to protect touch screen devices from scratches and breakage.

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“We are very pleased to announce that first smartphone devices which use Xensation™ Cover glass will appear on the market in September. We are pleased that our customers in the mobile device industry trust SCHOTT and believe in the high quality of our Xensation™ Cover glass. The efforts of our R&D team, our product specialists as well as our international marketing and sales teams have paid off”, says Professor Udo Ungeheuer, Chairman of the Management Board at SCHOTT.

Lutz Gruebel, Head of global sales and marketing activities of the SCHOTT Xensation™ brand family, adds, “We have been going through an extensive qualification process at all large consumer electronics brands in the last months. And today, we have received orders from customers in Asia, Europe and the USA. They confirm our belief that SCHOTT has raised the benchmark when it comes to performance and ultimate strength, enabling sleeker and slimmer top-modern designs. We expect to be included in additional mobile devices by the end of this year as negotiations with brands conclude over the coming weeks.”

Using industry standard cover glass processing parameters, tests conducted both at SCHOTT and at customer sites demonstrated that Xensation™ Cover glass is able to consistently reach compressive stress values which are greater than comparable materials on the market. Such impressive values result in an up to 20 % higher bending strength, thus offering device makers peace of mind knowing that Xensation™ Cover glass can protect even their sleekest products from the bumps and scrapes of everyday life.

Xensation™ Cover glass has also demonstrated in mass production that it is the most robust cover glass available today. It allows cover glass processors the opportunity to chemically strengthen the SCHOTT material more efficiently (e.g. in less time) than competitor glass types without compromising on ultimate strength. Such a broad process window for cover glass processing results in more reliable and consistent cover glass performance, and potentially leads to lower device manufacturing costs.

Xensation™ is a trademark of SCHOTT AG.

SCHOTT high tech products feature in one billion smartphones produced each year – for maximum performance: phone_flyer.pdf

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SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 125 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, solar power, transportation and architecture industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in all major markets. Its workforce of around 17,000 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2.9 billion euros for the 2010/2011 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.

600450 SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover Glass to appear in smartphones in September
Date: 5 September 2012

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