Corning Incorporated : Corning To Demonstrate Thunderbolt(TM) and USB
3.Optical(TM) Cables for the Consumer Market at CeBIT
HICKORY, N.C., March 4, 2013-Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning
Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, will debut Optical
Cables by Corning to the European market at CeBIT 2013 in Hannover, Germany,
Optical Cables by Corning are designed to bring the benefits of optical fiber
to the consumer market for the two fastest computer and peripheral
connectivity protocols -- Thunderbolt(TM) and USB 3.0. The new cables extend
the data transmission range past the length limits of copper-based cables.
Optical Cables by Corning are approximately 50 percent smaller and up to 80
percent lighter than comparable copper cables, while also substantially
increasing strength and flexibility.
"Copper connectivity has reached its length limits, and consumers are
demanding longer cables that better fit their bandwidth usage, lifestyle, and
space," said Bernhard Deutsch, vice president, Consumer Networks Connectivity
Solutions for Corning Cable Systems.
"Corning wanted to free consumers from the current length barriers for
Thunderbolt(TM) and USB connectivity while providing an innovative way to
create, move, and manage their data in a much more flexible, efficient, and
durable way. With Optical Cables by Corning, consumers can now live-edit video
from across the length of a football pitch; download a music library up to 40
percent faster; and quickly access and connect devices to bandwidth- intensive
applications with these much smaller and lighter cables," Deutsch said.
USB 3.Optical(TM) Cables by Corning can reach lengths of up to 30 meters, and
Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning can reach lengths up to 100 meters, the
approximate length of a football pitch. The light weight and flexibility of
the cables also make them easy to route in workspaces and convenient to pack
and transport. The unique cable design and Corning® ClearCurve® VSDN® optical
fiber allow the glass-based Optical Cables by Corning to be as durable as
comparable copper cables.
The Optical Thunderbolt Cables provide a dual channel, bidirectional 10 Gb/s
data rate with data and video on a single cable, allowing the transfer of a
full HD movie in fewer than 30 seconds. The ultra-slim "zero-bend" radius
cable has an electrically isolated noise-reducing design, can "daisy-chain" up
to six Thunderbolt devices at the same time and is "hot swappable," meaning it
can be attached and removed without interruption to the system.
The USB 3.Optical Cables provide a 5 Gb/s data transfer rate and are
compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices*, allowing the extension of USB
device reach without additional power supply. The ultra-slim, "zero-bend"
radius cable has a built-in overcurrent protection and is also hot swappable.
At CeBIT, attendees will be able to view live demonstrations related to the
speed, flexibility and durability of Optical Cables by Corning. These will be
held at the Corning Stand, #G42, located in Hall 17, March 5-9.
Optical Cables by Corning are targeted to be available for sale through select
North American consumer electronic retail channels in the second quarter of
this year. They are slated to be available worldwide later in 2013, and
Corning is currently investigating potential distributors for expansion into
Europe, as well as other geographies.
For additional information on Optical Cables by Corning, visit
*This cable is designed to be compatible with devices using USB 3.0 and 2.0
interfaces. However, the USB-IF has not yet developed a specification for
optical fiber transmission.
Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" (within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on
current expectations and assumptions about Corning's financial results and
business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties
include: the effect of global political, economic and business
conditions;conditions in thefinancial and credit markets;currency
fluctuations;tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition;
reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost
reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product
commercialization; pricing fluctuationsandchanges in the mix of sales
between premium and non-premium products;new plant start-upor
restructuringcosts; possible disruption in commercial activities due to
terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability,
natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns;
adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture
activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology
change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance
issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse
litigation or regulatory developments.These and otherrisk factors
aredetailedin Corning's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are
made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new
information or future events.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass
and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process
engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that
enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions
control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass
substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic
substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber,
cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical
biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass
solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace,
defense, astronomy, and metrology.
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