Exhibitor Spotlight- Corning Incorporated

Here at The Advanced Ceramics Show, we had the pleasure to interview one of our incredible exhibitors, Corning. Emily Hardy-Shephard, Leader of Strategic and Financial Communications, took some time to answer our questions about the company, and what we can expect to see from them at the upcoming show!

Corning has unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics; what kind of industries or applications do your materials serve?

Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people’s lives. Our core capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows us to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities.

Today, Corning’s markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display, automotive, solar, semiconductors, and life sciences. We are changing the world with products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives​; damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected​; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life​; precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences; and auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation.


How do you ensure the quality and consistency of your glass and ceramic materials?

Corning is building on a 170-year track record of life-changing inventions, and we succeed through our sustained investment in RD&E. At Corning, quality is one of our seven core Values, so our people understand that it’s not just a program or function, it’s a way of doing things. Embedding quality in our culture creates pride of ownership, it encourages collaboration with colleagues who are working toward a common goal, and it makes it clear to employees that their work really matters. It also ensures that leadership remains committed to the effort even as other challenges and priorities arise.


Would you say that there is a lot of innovation in the optical physics industry? Are there any recent developments or advancements in this area that you are particularly excited about?

Corning has a long history of optical physics, including research in novel structured optical materials. Our interest is broad, with fundamental understanding of novel mechanisms and design of structures that can control light in various applications. We use this understanding in many of Corning products within advanced optics, display applications, and optical communications.

Our optical communications products are the most well-known example of Corning’s optical physics expertise, but it also plays a role in mobile consumer electronics. The smartphone in your pocket carries extremely small light-emitting diodes, enabling backlit screens that use amazingly small amounts of battery power. The combination of that now-ubiquitous innovation with the specialty glasses that surround it have forever transformed the way we connect with the world.


What will you be showcasing at your stand at the show?

This year, we are showcasing our thin, flexible, and durable Ribbon Ceramics technology, a new generation of high-performance ceramic substrates in entirely new form factors that can help solve tough problems and lead technology developers into the future. Stop by booth 1218 to talk to some of our experts and learn more.


What are you most looking forward to seeing at the show?

As always, we are excited to see our current customers, collaborators, and industry peers. At our booth, we will highlight how Corning’s materials and processes help bring new technical opportunities to the industry. We see the growing need for new energy storage systems as well as new ways to create energy, and these growing needs require new materials that can meet challenging performance targets.

As the electronics industry continues to look for materials to improve efficiency and lower power consumption, while withstanding harsh manufacturing environments, we believe glasses and ceramics can help meet those needs. We’re excited to showcase Corning Ribbon Ceramic for the first time in the U.K. and to make new connections. We hope you’ll join us there!


Corning will be exhibiting at the upcoming Advanced Ceramics show, visit them on stand 1218.