Gorilla Glass: It protects your smart phone

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If you appreciate new technology, we're betting you'll enjoy this story, even though there's not a boat in sight. But there may be an application for the electronics sector of the marine industry. The product is called Gorilla Glass.

Invented by Corning in the 1960s, the material makes up the screen of every touch-screen phone, iPad and iPod Touch. The appeal is that it's clear, tough and does not scratch.

Sales of Gorilla Glass totaled less than $100 million last year, but will be $250 million this year. If the TV market takes off as Corning expects, sales will hit $1 billion next year.

Click here to read a column about the product in The New York Times.

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