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Corning’s work culture is its competitive advantage, says John Bayne


A material is integrated into all our daily lives. We touch it more than a thousand times a day, but we hardly notice it – the glass.

Not just a screen, glass forms the connecting fabric that powers the digital world. From microchips and fiber optic cables to giant satellite lenses and panels that allow us to peer into the far reaches of space.

So, from the microchip to the fingertip, much of what lies between and beyond is made possible by Corning glass.

The company is the inventor of tough, shatterproof Gorilla Glass, which has found its way into 8 billion devices, including Apple’s iPhones.

The 150-year-old New York-based company, which made the first glass casing for Thomas Edison’s revolutionary light bulb, is preparing for what it calls the age of glass, with the arrival of interactive surfaces, augmented reality interfaces and more.

In the first quarter of this year, the company’s revenue jumped to nearly $4 billion, giving it the confidence to close the year with sales worth $15 billion. This is the strongest year ever.

No one can say more about the glass of the future and the future of glass than John Bayne, the head of Corning’s mobile consumer electronics division, who thinks Corning has yet to make the ultimate glass.

Watch the video for the whole discussion.

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