Max McDaniel

After 16 years in the semiconductor equipment industry, Max transitioned into the flat panel display world. Currently he is a member of Applied's Display and Flexible Technology group.
What Consumers Want from Their Displays

What Consumers Want from Their Displays

As a leading flat panel display equipment manufacturer driving the industry roadmap, Applied Materials commissioned an international survey of consumers to solicit general attitudes and preferences for mobile displays and flat screen TVs. Insightful and a bit surprising, the results highlight the features consumers want most. 
CES 2012: TVs, TVs and More TVs

CES 2012: TVs, TVs and More TVs

I attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week for the fifth straight year, and as always, it was dazzling. CES is where the major consumer electronics makers reveal the new products they are planning to release in the upcoming year. This year the major featured trends included new tablet PCs from a variety of makers, amazingly sleek and lightweight “ultrabooks”, more and better 3-D products, and interactivity through gesture recognition. However, this year the most stunning theme was large, beautiful TVs using a variety of technologies. Naturally, this is what interested me the most and in this blog post I’ll tell you why and about the trends for 2012.