Corning ( GLW) sees higher demand for even bigger TVs.

The maker of flat-panel glass for computer monitors and TVs said Monday that liquid crystal display or LCD TVs will represent as much as 19% of total TV sales this year, up from 17% the company originally expected.

Consumers are also seeking larger TVs, and Corning says that will push total LCD glass volume up about 45% over last year -- above the company's previous 40%-or-better growth projection.

Notably, though, Corning did not change its financial outlook. The company is sticking with reiterated guidance provided last month at its analysts' day conference, which calls for an adjusted profit of about 22 cents a share on sales of around $1.23 billion for the first quarter ending this month.

Corning's role as one of the top suppliers to the growing LCD glass industry has helped push the stock up 126% over the past year.

And few are more enthused by the flat-panel glass market than the fat cats at Corning.

The company handed out big raises for Chairman Jim Houghton and CEO Wendell Weeks, who was promoted from president last year. According to the company's annual proxy statement filed Wednesday, Weeks got $7.07 million in cash and stock last year, a 79% increase over his 2004 pay of $3.9 million. And Houghton managed to get a 48% raise to $8.3 million despite retiring as CEO and taking on fewer duties as chairman.

The executives were entitled to the maximum in bonuses because Corning beat adjusted profit targets and pushed sales growth to 19% over 2004 levels.

Corning shares rose 34 cents to $25.60 in midday trading Monday.