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Corning to bring Gen 8 capability to Taiwan

Posted: 30 Apr 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:active matrix LCD? LCD TV? large-size glass substrates?

Corning Inc. announced that its board of directors has approved a capital expenditure plan of $129 million to enable Gen 8 manufacturing capabilities of large-size glass substrates for active-matrix LCD at its Taiwan manufacturing facility.

Apart from enabling Gen 8 capabilities in Taiwan, the investment will create additional finishing capacity for Gen 7.5. The expenditure will be incurred over two-and-a-half years, with glass substrate production expected to begin by mid-2008.

"Very large Gen sizes, such as Gen 8, are all about TV," said James P. Clappin, president of Corning Display Technologies. "As LCD becomes a leading technology for televisions in the 40-inch and larger size range, this expansion helps our customers in Taiwan and Japan meet the growing demand."

At 2160-by-2460mm, Gen 8 is currently the largest glass substrate available, but next-generation substrates are already on the horizon.

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