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Optical Design & Engineering

Gorilla glass, the smartphone’s unsung hero

New York Times
9 December 2010

The scratch-resistant glass invented by Corning in the 1960s took awhile to find wide use. But now it's an important part of many electronic devices.

All I know is that neither Apple nor anybody else has, in my opinion, made enough fuss over this material. In its humble, ionic-exchange way, this stuff has made possible the new era of thin, scratch-proof touch phones and touch tablets.

Read full story on Pogue's Posts (New York Times)