Corning has made quite a name for itself with its Gorilla Glass line. Hardware makers that want to make their laptops, tablets, phones, computer monitor and what not tough opt to go with Gorilla glass.
The company is now producing its third generation Gorilla glass, and it has just announced a new type of Gorilla Glass specifically made for touch enabled laptops in mind.
Gorilla Glass NBT is another name for Gorilla Glass 3 — and this new generation glass comes with an enhanced scratch resistant surface to go with retained strength and reduced flaw visibility, making it a great solution for touch enabled laptops, both notebooks and ultrabooks.
James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager of Corning Specialty Materials said in a prepared statement that:
“Known as the cover glass of choice for device manufacturers around the world, Corning Gorilla Glass now extends its exceptional capabilities into the emerging touch-enabled notebook market.”
Much to Microsoft’s dismay, touch enabled notebook devices are yet to catch fire. Newer forecasts have slashed the shipments of touch laptops to just 8 to 10 percent of total devices for the year. Desktop touch market share is even less.
Nevertheless, hardware makers are confident that sales of touch enabled laptops will pick up in the near future, with an expected 20 percent overall market share in 2014. Many expect Windows 8.1 to spawn a new wave of touch devices, soon after its hits general availability in just a couple of months.