The next time you see the popular glass cover called the Gorilla Glass Display on all the leading smartphones and gadgets in the world, think of Corning.
Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in glass and ceramic. The process engineering and the knowledge of the material science of the company has developed products that have transformed people’s lives. For more than 160 years, the company has been a huge support and trust to the people. It roughly employs 34,000 people worldwide, being called a great employment generator. For the people of the company, exploring the ideas is a passion and so Corning even invests 10% of revenue in research and development.
Founded by Amory Houghton in Somerville, Massachusetts, the company originally functioned as Brooklyn Flint Glass Works. It was later moved to its present headquarters, New York by the founder’s son. Corning believes that necessity is the mother of invention and so the company continues to expand the research and development facility. It had also established industrial research lab in 1908. The company has a history of science based innovations. Corning also got into partnership with Owens-Illinios in 1935 but the liaison soon came to an end in 1938 and Owens-Illinios is today known as Owens Corning.