Samsung Corning Precision Supplies First Commercial Quantities of Generation 7 Size Glass Substrates

Through its Proprietary Fusion Technology, Corning Continues to Be

First-to-Market With Large Generation Sizes

Jan 19, 2005, 00:00 ET from Corning Incorporated

    CORNING, N.Y., Jan. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Corning Incorporated
 (NYSE:   GLW) announced today the world's first commercially available thin film
 transistor (TFT) grade Generation (Gen) 7 glass substrates for active matrix
 liquid crystal displays (LCD).  TFT-grade substrates are ultra-clean, flat,
 stable, light, and thin glass sheets that meet the exacting quality
 requirements for the manufacture of notebook computers, LCD TVs, and portable
 displays.  Corning's proprietary fusion technology has enabled first-to-market
 performance with new generation size TFT-grade substrates, including Gen 5 in
 2002 and Gen 6 in 2003.
     The Gen 7 substrates are being produced in commercial quantities by
 Samsung Corning Precision Glass Co. Ltd., jointly owned by Samsung Electronics
 Co. Ltd. and Corning, at its Cheonan, Korea facility.
     Large size glass substrates, such as Gen 5.5, 6 and 7 substrates, will be
 increasingly used as the foundation of LCD television display-panels, as they
 enable panel manufacturers to produce more and larger displays from a single
 glass substrate.  Gen 7 glass substrates measure 1870 x 2200 mm (approximately
 6 feet by 7 feet) and have nearly three times the surface area of Gen 5
 substrates, which typically measure 1100 x 1250-1300 mm (approximately 3.5
 feet by 4 feet).
     ''Once again, our customers in the LCD industry presented Corning with a
 technological challenge and we have risen to meet that challenge,'' said James
 P. Clappin, general manager, Corning Display Technologies.  ''The winning
 combination of our advanced, proprietary fusion technology and our dedicated
 team of talented people has positioned us as a worldwide leader in an industry
 experiencing phenomenal growth.''
     Lee Suk Jai, president, Samsung Corning Precision added, ''The technology
 team at our Cheonan facility has worked exceptionally hard with our Corning
 colleagues in making this project a success for our customers here in Korea.
 Together, we have made the production and supply of this new Gen 7 size
 possible.  This is a major milestone for Corning, Samsung Corning Precision,
 and our customers as we advance the LCD industry into exciting new
     About Corning Incorporated
     Corning Incorporated ( ) is a diversified
 technology company that concentrates its efforts on high-impact growth
 opportunities.  Corning combines its expertise in specialty glass, ceramic
 materials, polymers and the manipulation of the properties of light, with
 strong process and manufacturing capabilities to develop, engineer and
 commercialize significant innovative products for the telecommunications, flat
 panel display, environmental, semiconductor, and life sciences industries.
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