I like your way of thinking. I too sold the $15 Dec'11 puts, and fortunately, they expired worthless. I also sold Jan-12 $21 covered calls on the stock I own.
AMAT puts, eh? I like that idea also. What strike and what month? Feb/March $10? And speaking of AMAT, what do you think of the newly upgraded Semi-Holder ETF, SMH? Maybe it's better to sell puts on SMH instead?