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Norman Hairston
Worked at Corning, Intel, Mitsubishi, Honeywell
Attended MIT, Stanford
Lives in Santa Rosa, CA
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Sony's Consumer Electronics Mojo
I had previously referenced Sony's loss of MOJO . What had been the #1 TV brand is no longer #1 and no longer makes its own screens. The follow on Man franchise(Walk-man, Watch-man) has been replaced by the i franchise (iPod, iPhone, etc). Even the aust...
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More on Display-Centric Movies
I had done a couple of posts on movies where display technology was central to the movie plot ( here and here ), naming a top ten. Of the ten, there were many other movies that I cold have named e.g. Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, Total Recall, The Aven...
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Big Surprise
Apparently Ray Soneira, agrees with me, " The use of sapphire to make the iPhone screens scratch proof was one of the most talked about rumors over past year as a result of Apple’s $578M investment with GT Advanced Technologies to build a factory in Arizona...
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Engineering vs. Physics
In technical developments, I was taught to think of problems in terms of one basic dichotomy, "Engineering Problems vs. Physics Problems." Engineering problems are things such as cost, having the right tools, or product design issues. These are problems t...
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OLEDS and Why Your Old CRT TV still Works
Two stories about TV, not directly about OLED, that I will tie together down below. This note is about OLEDs. Although you can not buy a LCD TV that was made in the US, the active matrix LCD was actually invented in the US, in Pittsburgh by Westinghouse....
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16 people
Have him in circles
15 people
James Hollis's profile photo
Regina Robinson's profile photo
Christine Tempesta's profile photo
Ronald Shobe (Ron)'s profile photo
Ron Shobe's profile photo
Antionette Hairston's profile photo
Donnell Walton's profile photo
Davis Lee's profile photo
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Consultant
Employment
  • Corning, Intel, Mitsubishi, Honeywell
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Currently
Santa Rosa, CA
Previously
Gary, Indiana - Boston, Pittsburgh, Painted Post NY,
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Introduction
I have both Chemical Engineering and Materials Science degrees from MIT and an MBA from Stanford.  I have managed customer service, sales, marketing, and engineering organizations in a variety of fields.  My technical expertise includes: optical storage, optical communications, LCD as well as other flat panel display, glass, plastic, metals and wood.  My commercial skills include product line management, economics, marketing, sales, and strategic planning.

My volunteer activities have included the Stanford Business School Alumni Consulting Team, Junior Achievement, South Bay Youth Soccer, Silicon Valley Community Ventures, Friends of MIT Wrestling, Salvation Army Bell Ringer.

I have run a business that went from zero to 70% RONA; I have grown a product line from scratch to full factory capacity in 18 Months.  I introduced Corning's CEO to Steve Jobs sparking the development of Gorilla Glass and the establishment of a Corning R&D lab in Silicon Valley.  I currently work as a consultant in business strategy and market research
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Introduced Steve Jobs to Corning CEO sparking Gorilla Glass development
Education
  • MIT, Stanford
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