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Corning Incorporated: Corning Iris(TM) Glass Named a Display Component of the Year by Society for Information Display

Iris(TM) Glass earns honors for enabling thinner displays with low-color shift

CORNING, N.Y., May 18, 2016 -
Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) light-guide plate solution,Iris(TM) Glass,
has received a 2016 Display Component of the Year award from theSociety for
Information Display(SID).

The2016 Display Industry Awards(DIAs) recognized innovative display products,
components, and applications that hold the most promise for shaping the
future of the global display industry.

Iris(TM) Glass has an ultra-pure glass composition that enables large size LCD
TVs to reach set thicknesses of less than 5 mm. When combined with the
inherent benefits of Corning's proprietary fusion process, the Iris(TM) Glass
composition can achieve optical performance that matches best-in-class
materials and delivers high transmission and low-color shift.

The industry has historically used polymers as light-guide plate materials for
edge-lit LCD TVs. Iris(TM) Glass outperforms polymers which can warp and
expand when subjected to heat and humidity, compromising performance.

"The instability of polymers requires manufacturers to design thicker sets and
devices to compensate for movement," said Andrew Beck, commercial director,
Iris(TM) Glass. "Replacing polymers with glass solves this problem, but
standard glass compositions have not met the optical requirements, until

Corning is well-positioned to address this growth opportunity in the display
industry by leveraging its core competencies of glass science expertise,
proprietary fusion draw process, and market leadership.

"Our commitment to help our customers stand out in the marketplace and offer
more immersive displays is what drove the development of Iris(TM) Glass. We
are excited to continue this work and remain at the forefront of the next
generation of ultra-slim displays offered to the market," Beck said.

"We are delighted to award Corning a Display of the Year Component Award for
its glass light-guide plate," said Wei Chen, SID's Display Industry Awards
Committee chairman. "The Display Industry Awards are SID's highest honor,
presented to recognize the best display products or applications introduced
to the market during the previous calendar year. On behalf of SID, we would
like to commend Corning's ongoing commitment to innovation and to helping
shape the future of display performance and solutions."

Corning will have two ultra-slim edge-lit LCD modules featuring Iris(TM) Glass
in its booth #929 atSID Display Week, May 24-26 at the Moscone Convention
Center in San Francisco.

In addition to Corning Iris(TM) Glass, the Corning booth will feature:

* Corning Lotus(TM) NXT Glass, a glass designed to endure the
high-temperature manufacturing processes required to make cutting-edge,
high-resolution displays;
* Corning® Gorilla® Glass for AutomotiveInterior Applications, providing new
design possibilities for automotive interior displays;
* Vibrant Corning®Gorilla®Glass, a multicolor, high resolution printing
technology with the durability of Gorilla Glass.

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 the financial 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 fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales
between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring
costs; 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 other risk factors are detailed in
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.

Digital Media Disclosure

In accordance with guidance provided by the SEC regarding the use of company
websites and social media channels to disclose material information, Corning
Incorporated ("Corning") wishes to notify investors, media, and other
interested parties that it intends to use its website
( to publish
important information about the company, including information that may be
deemed material to investors. The list of websites and social media channels
that the company uses may be updated on Corning's media and website from time
to time. Corning encourages investors, media, and other interested parties to
review the information Corning may publish through its website and social
media channels as described above, in addition to the company's SEC filings,
press releases, conference calls, and webcasts.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning ( is one of the world's leading innovators in
materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its
unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to
develop products that have created new industries and transformed people's
lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique
combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with
customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning's businesses and
markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning's products enable diverse
industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation,
and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones
and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless
technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications
networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing;
and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.

About the DIA:

TheDisplay Industry Awards(DIA) are the most prestigious awards in the display
industry. Each year since 1995, SID's international awards
committee-comprising a distinguished panel of display luminaries-has honored
the most innovative display products, components, and applications with the
greatest promise of shaping the future of the display industry. This year's
DIAs will be presented at the SID International Symposium, Seminar and
Exhibition, also known as Display Week 2016-the premier international
gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of
electronic information displays. Display Week 2016 will be held in May in
San Francisco, California. For more information on the DIAs or Display Week
2016, please visit: or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook
and Twitter @DisplayWeek, hashtag #DisplayWeek16.

About SID:

TheSociety of Information Display(SID) is the only professional organization
focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the
advancement of electronic-display technology, SID provides a unique platform
for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related
technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. With more
than 6,000 members worldwide, the organization's members are professionals in
the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research,
design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote
industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers
on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year,
including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof
to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID's global headquarters
are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, California, 95008.
For more information, visit

Media Relations Contacts:

Chelsea Tracy-Zelko
(607) 974-4450

Joseph Dunning
(607) 974-5006

Investor Relations Contact:

Ann H.S. Nicholson
(607) 974-6716

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Source: Corning Incorporated via Globenewswire


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