Nippon Electric Glass has formed a collaboration to deliver ultra-thin glass diaphragm technology solutions for audio speakers.

The Japanese-headquartered speciality glass manufacturer has formed a partnership with Glass Acoustic Innovations (GAIT).

The pair have joined forces to deliver ultra-thin glass diaphragm technology solutions, integrating glass diaphragms into HiFi speakers, headphones, automotive speakers and marine audio speakers, among others.

GAIT is dedicated to the manufacturing and development of glass diaphragms from 0.4mm to as thin as 35 µm thickness in loudspeaker membranes to earphone and headphone membranes.

Glass diaphragm manufacturers have expanded their focus by venturing into the audio speaker industry, a market valued at approximately US$756 billion, where glass diaphragms in particular account for $27 billion.

The glass diaphragm technology is poised to play a pivotal role in reshaping the audio industry, introducing revamped speaker products and a fresh interpretation of audio that is sleek, contemporary and refined.

Just as visual displays have evolved, with TVs boasting unprecedented resolutions and more sophisticated designs, the audio sector is poised for a similar transformation, shifting beyond traditional ‘brown goods.’

The next frontier in consumer electronics will focus on enhancing the audio experience, surpassing the sophisticated visual upgrades seen with OLED technology.

According to GAIT, the partnership with NEG signifies a historic moment in the glass industry's trajectory.

Together, they aim to propel the growth and development of glass diaphragm technology into uncharted territory—acoustical glass.

By blending NEG's glass technology expertise and GAIT's acoustic craftsmanship, the ceiling for glass diaphragm applications will be limitless—supporting impeccable audio quality from in-ear speakers to large-diameter speakers and beyond.