June 21, 2012
Corning unveils flexible and ultra-thin Willow Glass at the SIDby Gavril Mankoo
We recently got wind of rumors claiming the upcoming Galaxy Note II to sport a flexible Corning screen. The screen called the Willow Glass, a successor to the Gorilla Glass, was unveiled at the SID and measures in at just 50 um and 100 um. Flexible and ultra-thin, this glass can support backplanes and color filters in LCD and OLED panels and is capable of putting up with temperatures of up to 500 degrees Celsius. Also, according to Corning, the Willow glass can be used to chisel out rigid OLEDs panels in roll-to-roll processes and could very well pave the way for fully-flexible displays in the upcoming future.