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Posted: November 20, 2007
Bruce Sohn, President of First Solar, Inc. to Keynote Livingston Nanotechnology Conference
(Nanowerk News) Axiom Capital Management and Scott Livingston today announced that the Third Annual Axiom Capital Management "Livingston Nanotechnology Conference" will feature a lunch keynote by Bruce Sohn, President of First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR).
"We are happy to have Mr. Sohn join us at our annual gathering to talk about opportunities and challenges in the solar energy industry." said Scott Livingston, managing director of Axiom Capital Management and head of the Livingston Group, a division of Axiom Capital Management Inc. that is focused exclusively on nanotechnology. "Solar power represents one of the best hopes to make the world more energy efficient and the solar industry has experienced a period of rapid growth. First Solar is a leader in the field and has captured the attention of corporations, investors and others interested in helping solve the clean energy puzzle. In addition, advanced technologies, including nanotechnology, are driving improvements in price and performance of solar power over the next decade, and interested parties should know more about the opportunities and challenges faced by leaders in the solar industry. We are proud that our annual event brings leaders like Mr. Sohn to help our institutional investor and corporate attendees meet and learn from today’s solar leaders."
The Third Annual Axiom Capital Management "Livingston Nanotechnology Conference" is scheduled for December 7 at the Marriott Financial Center in downtown New York City. The conference will bring together blue chip corporations, promising startups and leading investors to discuss investment and business trends in nanotechnology. For more information and registration information, please visit http://www.axiomcapital.com/nanotech_2007/index.htm.
About First Solar and Bruce Sohn
First Solar, Inc. manufactures solar modules with an advanced thin film semiconductor process that significantly lowers solar electricity costs. By enabling clean renewable electricity at affordable prices, First Solar provides an economic alternative to peak conventional electricity and the related fossil fuel dependence, greenhouse gas emissions, and peak time grid constraints. First Solar utilizes high throughput, automated manufacturing lines that integrate each production step in one continuous process. First Solar uses a systematic replication process to build new production lines with operating metrics comparable to its base plant in Perrysburg, Ohio. First Solar has increased its module production capacity from 25MW in 2005 to over 200 MW in 2007. The Company has over 910 MW of production capacity in operation or under construction to be completed in 2009. First Solar sells its solar modules to project developers, system integrators, and operators of renewable energy projects under long term supply contracts for commercial, grid-connected solar power plant applications.
Bruce Sohn was elected a director of First Solar in July 2003 and has served as President of First Solar since March 2007. Prior to joining First Solar as President, Mr. Sohn worked at Intel Corporation for 24 years, where he most recently served as Plant Manager. Mr. Sohn serves on the boards of the International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing, the IEEE-Electron Devices Society Manufacturing Technology Committee and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation. He is a senior member of IEEE and a certified Jonah. Mr. Sohn has been a guest lecturer at several universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering.
About Axiom Capital Management Inc. and the Livingston Group
Axiom Capital Management Inc. is an NASD registered broker/dealer that works with growth companies and institutional investors and provides corporate finance, prime brokerage and private equity opportunities to a wide range of customers.
The Livingston Group was formed by Scott Livingston, who Joined Axiom Capital Management Inc. in 2005 after a 15-year career on Wall Street, and has been working exclusively on nanotechnology investments since 2002. Scott has been called "sharp and highly connected” by the Forbes Wolfe Nanotechnology Report (July 1, 2005) and has been an invited speaker on nanotechnology investment trends at MIT, the Harvard Club, the Nanobusiness Alliance, the Cambridge Healthtech Institute, Nanotechnology.com, the International Business Forum, Albany Nanotech, the Delaware Technology Park, the Business Executives for National Security, Hillary Clinton's Jobs for New York, WXXA Fox 23, Cold Spring Harbor's Dolan DNA Learning Center and has presented to half a dozen state pension leaders across the country. Scott is also the creator of the annual Axiom Capital Management "Livingston Nanotechnology Conference," one of the best attended nanotechnology forums of the year.