Life-Changing Innovation at Corning

                                        Life-Changing Innovation at Corning

                                        Overview

                                        For more than 165 years, Corning has been solving tough problems and improving people’s lives with glass and materials science.

                                        Our innovations have made the air cleaner, helped information travel faster, enabled new discoveries in science and medicine, and transformed the way we interact with our environment … and each other.

                                        Here is our story.

                                        1851
                                        1851

                                        1851

                                        BUILDING BLOCKS

                                        Recognizing the value of glass as a building material, merchant Amory Houghton Sr. opens a small glass company, laying the foundation for Corning Incorporated.

                                        1877

                                        1877

                                        CLEAR SIGNALS

                                        Corning improves railroad safety by designing a revolutionary lens for signal lanterns. Corning follows that innovation with colored lenses that increase visibility and low-expansion glass that resists shattering.

                                        1879
                                        1879

                                        1879

                                        LIGHTING THE WAY

                                        Corning helps make electric light a reality by developing a glass encasement for Thomas Edison’s carbon filament. Corning later invents an economical way to mass-produce the bulbs, making them affordable for the general population.

                                        1915

                                        1915

                                        COOKING UP INNOVATION

                                        An unconventional experiment results in Corning’s development of PYREX? glass, creating a successful line of highly durable cookware and industry-leading laboratory products.

                                        1932
                                        1932

                                        1932

                                        MULTI-TASKER

                                        Corning’s willingness to let scientists “tinker” in the labs pays off with the discovery of high-purity fused silica, the foundation of numerous innovations from telescope mirrors to 3D sensing components in mobile phones.

                                        1934
                                        1934

                                        1934

                                        SYNTHETIC WONDER

                                        Corning synthesizes the first silicone resins and creates a new category of materials with broad applications, including adhesives, sealants, and lubricants.

                                        1935

                                        1935

                                        GALAXY GAZER

                                        Corning produces the world’s largest piece of glass to date for the groundbreaking Hale Telescope. The 200-inch mirror helps astronomers determine that the universe is made of billions of galaxies.

                                        1939
                                        1939

                                        1939

                                        PICTURE THIS

                                        Corning’s 9-inch circular cathode ray tube goes on display at the World’s Fair in New York City as part of RCA’s futuristic demonstration of television. Within the decade, Corning invents a process to mass-produce TV picture tubes, helping to make televisions affordable for millions.

                                        1952
                                        1952

                                        1952

                                        GOING TO EXTREMES

                                        A combination of scientific rigor and serendipity leads to Corning’s development of glass ceramics. Marketed as CorningWare?, the revolutionary new material withstands extreme temperature changes and drops.

                                        1961
                                        1961

                                        1961

                                        SHOOTING FOR THE STARS

                                        Corning helps propel the first Americans safely into space by supplying heat-resistant windows for Project Mercury. Corning goes on to create window glass for every manned American spacecraft and the International Space Station.

                                        1964

                                        1964

                                        INNOVATION OVERFLOW

                                        With the development of the fusion overflow process, Corning scientists are able to manufacture exceptionally flat glass with unparalleled surface quality.

                                        1970

                                        1970

                                        COMMUNICATION AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

                                        Corning invents the first low-loss optical fiber and ushers in a communications revolution.

                                        1972

                                        1972

                                        POLLUTION SOLUTION

                                        Corning helps automakers comply with the Clean Air Act’s tough new emissions regulations by inventing the cellular ceramic substrate that enables catalytic converters.

                                        1982
                                        1982

                                        1982

                                        INNOVATION ON DISPLAY

                                        Corning’s new glass compositions and fusion process help fuel the development of the liquid crystal display market. Corning LCD glass is extraordinarily precise, thin, flat, and stable – great for applications like laptops and TVs.

                                        2000

                                        2000

                                        BIGGER AND BETTER

                                        Corning develops an extremely low-density glass composition that takes LCDs to places previously unimagined. Combining exceptionally light weight with high resolution, the EAGLE glass product line helps drive the proliferation of LCD TVs.

                                        2004

                                        2004

                                        ACCESS ON TAP

                                        Corning simplifies fiber-to-the-home installations with the introduction of OptiTap? connectors, laying the foundation for the Internet of Things.

                                        2007

                                        2007

                                        TOUGH, YET BEAUTIFUL

                                        Beauty meets durability in Corning’s revolutionary new cover glass for mobile devices. Thin, damage-resistant Gorilla? Glass enables sleek designs that are better able to survive drops and bumps.

                                        2007

                                        2007

                                        BENDING THE RULES

                                        Corning introduces ClearCurve?, an industry-changing fiber that can bend at 90-degree angles with minimal signal loss, enabling optical connections in challenging environments.

                                        2007
                                        2007

                                        2007

                                        CELL BOOSTER

                                        Corning's HYPER technology products help drug developers and producers increase their productivity by allowing them to grow large quantities of adherent cells in a compact space.

                                        2012
                                        2012

                                        2012

                                        MIND-BENDING POSSIBILITIES

                                        Corning develops a glass that’s ultrathin, lightweight, and flexible. Slimmer than a dollar bill, Willow? Glass enables new applications in electronics and architecture.

                                        2013
                                        2013

                                        2013

                                        MICROBE MANAGER

                                        Corning creates the world’s first antimicrobial cover glass, opening new possibilities for glass surfaces in a variety of microbe-sensitive environments.

                                        2013

                                        2013

                                        ONE FOR ALL

                                        Corning enables reliable connections in dense environments like hotels and convention centers with the Optical Network Evolution, a fiber-based network that delivers future-ready connectivity for wireline, wireless, and cellular applications in a single, simplified infrastructure.

                                        2015
                                        2015

                                        2015

                                        READY FOR ITS CLOSE-UP

                                        Corning supplies high precision mirrors for NASA’s New Horizons mission that help capture the first-ever detailed images of Pluto.

                                        2015
                                        2015

                                        2015

                                        DRIVING INNOVATION

                                        Corning transforms the driving experience with Gorilla Glass for Automotive, which enables lightweight, damage-resistant windows and beautiful interior displays featuring smartphone sophistication.

                                        2015

                                        2015

                                        SHEDDING THE BULK

                                        Featuring high transmission and outstanding dimensional stability, Corning Iris? Glass enables manufacturers to produce TVs and monitors as slim as smartphones.

                                        2016

                                        2016

                                        BREATHE EASIER

                                        Corning introduces a range of gasoline particulate filters to reduce emissions from gasoline-powered passenger vehicles. Corning? DuraTrap? GC filters help automakers meet tighter air-quality standards without sacrificing engine performance and fuel efficiency.

                                        2016

                                        2016

                                        TOUGH WEARS WELL

                                        As smartwatches and fitness trackers ignite the tech market, Corning creates Gorilla? Glass SR+ to arm wearable technologies with exceptional scratch resistance.

                                        2017
                                        2017

                                        2017

                                        CARE PACKAGE

                                        Corning develops revolutionary pharmaceutical glass packaging. Valor? Glass helps protect patients and improve pharmaceutical manufacturing by dramatically reducing particle contamination, breaks, and cracks.

                                        today

                                        At Corning, we are committed to life-changing innovation.

                                        Our track record is long, but our vision is infinite.

                                        We’ll keep solving tough problems. We’ll keep transforming industries. We’ll keep enhancing people’s lives.

                                        We’ve been at it since 1851 … and we’re just getting started.

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                                        History & Innovation
                                        History & Innovation

                                        Improving our world through glass and materials science since 1851

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                                        Optical Communications
                                        Optical Communications

                                        Transforming the way the world connects

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                                        Mobile Consumer Electronics
                                        Mobile Consumer Electronics

                                        Innovating the next generation of thin, tough glass for mobile devices

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                                        Display
                                        Display

                                        Creating richer entertainment experiences through display glass innovation

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                                        Automotive
                                        Automotive

                                        Helping to drive the trend toward cleaner, safer, more connected vehicles

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                                        Life Sciences Vessels

                                        Delivering solutions that enable life-changing, life-saving medicine

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