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Corning invests for LCD substrate facility in China

Posted: 26 Jul 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:LCD substrate  Corning investment 

Corning Inc. has committed to open a new LCD glass substrate facility in Beijing and to expand its operations in the Yangtze River Delta with an investment of approximately Rs.3,735.85 crore ($800 million). In the first move, Corning has approved a capital expenditure plan to expand the company�s LCD glass manufacturing in response to strong market demand.

Corning will locate the new facility in the Beijing Digital TV Industry Park within the Beijing Economic Technological Development Area. The manufacturing plant will have up to Generation 8.5 glass-melting and finishing capabilities. Groundbreaking is planned for September of this year, with production slated to begin in the first half of 2012.

In another move, Corning has approved a capital expenditure plan to increase manufacturing capacity in the company�s Environmental Technologies and Life Sciences segments in China.

Corning will invest approximately Rs.583.73 crore ($125 million)to expand its Corning Shanghai Company Ltd. automotive substrate facility and approximately Rs.186.79 crore ($40 million)to build a new manufacturing and distribution facility for Corning Life Sciences in the Yangtze River Delta. Final site selection for the life sciences facility is now underway. These investments will be part of Corning�s 2011 capital expenditures.

- Mark LaPedus
EE Times

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