People: First Solar Inc (FSLR.OQ)
Mr. Raffi Garabedian is Chief Technology Officer of First Solar, Inc. Mr. Garabedian joined First Solar in June 2008 as Director of Disruptive Technologies. Prior to First Solar, Mr. Garabedian spent over 15 years in the MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) industry, developing new products ranging from automotive engine control sensors to fiberoptic telecommunications switching systems. He was the founding CEO of Touchdown Technologies, Inc. which was acquired by Verigy, as well as Micromachines Inc. which was acquired by Kavlico. Mr. Garabedian is named on approximately 28 issued U.S. patents. Mr. Garabedian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on semiconductor and microsystems technology from the University of California Davis.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||485,231|
|Restricted Stock Awards, USD||1,697,560|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||393,100|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||2,575,890|