Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science. For more than 165 years, Corning has used its unparalleled expertise in glass, ceramics and optical physics to develop products that change industry and improve people's lives.
Our innovations include the first Thomas Edison glass electric light bulbs, the first low-loss optical fibre, cellular substrates for catalytic converters and the first damage-resistant shielding glass for mobile devices. We are proud of our achievements and believe that the best innovations are still ahead of us.
How do we achieve this?
Our success starts with our unwavering commitment to research, development and engineering.
Corning is home to one of the longest-running research laboratories in the United States and we continue to invest in RD&E significantly more than our peers. Our investments support today's companies and at the same time create completely new companies that drive growth.
Corning has a distinctive 'recipe' for innovation. We start with a difficult challenge. We combine our core technological capabilities with our manufacturing and engineering expertise to create innovations in both products and processes. We work closely with our customers, who are world leaders in their industries.
Value to the World
Innovations made in our own way are not easy, they are not always fast and it may be difficult to predict the deadline and returns. But our successes have a profound impact on the world and create value over decades.
Markets we serve
Corning markets and products are growing steadily, but we always engage in industries with significant growth trends. This is how we currently influence five key markets.
We are changing the way the world connects
Since the beginning of the telecommunications revolution with the invention of low-loss optical fibre in 1970, Corning has been constantly innovating to increase the speed and capacity of optical networks while reducing installation costs.
We are currently providing solutions for growing segments such as home fiber optics (FTTH), wireless technology and industrial data centres. Our product range includes fibers and fiber optic cables, fiber optic enclosures, pre-connectorized solutions and mechanical welds and connectors.
Mobile consumer electronics
We are developing successive generations of thin, durable glass for mobile devices
By introducing pioneering glass that is thin, light, damage resistant and touch sensitive, Corning has helped change the way people use smartphones. Today, Corning® Gorilla® Glass is used on billions of mobile devices worldwide.
We are constantly innovating in order to increase productivity, provide new functions, introduce new projects and operate new functions, such as augmented reality.
Creating a richer entertainment experience with innovative glass displays
Corning helped create the LCD industry by inventing a process to produce thin, flat glass with exceptional stability and unparalleled surface quality. Today we are using our knowledge and resources to drive another line of display innovation – better images, ubiquitous touch, flexible displays and new formats.
We help to develop the trend for cleaner, safer and better connected vehicles
Based on more than four decades of leadership in air cleaning technologies, Corning is constantly developing new emission control technologies, including particulate filters. We are also improving the exterior and interior of vehicles, introducing innovations in automotive glass that enable the creation of lightweight, break-proof windows and displays with the sophistication expected of a smartphone.
Providing solutions to change lives and save lives in medicine
Corning has been a trusted supplier to the medical and pharmaceutical industries since the introduction of PYREX® glass in 1915. Today, we are a leader in laboratory products, cell culture solutions, bioprocessing vessels and specialty surfaces. We also help ensure more reliable access to medicines with our revolutionary new glass packaging for storing and delivering medicines.
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