16 September 2004 07:18 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (CNI)--Corning started work on the construction of its new liquid crystal display (LCD) glass substrate plant on Thursday at the Central Taiwan Science Park in Taichung, Taiwan.
The facility is Corning’s second such facility at the location. It is expected to begin initial manufacturing during the third quarter of 2005, with additional capacity to come online through 2006.
The first phase of the new Taichung facility is to include melting and finishing capacity capable of producing Generation 5.5 and Generation 6 size glass substrates. New generation substrates have improved size capabilities over earlier generations.
Corning’s general manager for display products James Clappin said: "the industry is migrating toward the use of larger-generation glass substrates. With this additional site, Corning expects to be in step with our customers here in Taiwan and on a world-wide basis, effectively utilising our technology, processes and people to support the production of high-quality LCDs."Corning recently signed a long-term deal to supply materials to major Taiwan LCD maker Chi Mei Optoelectronics.
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