Mr. Raffi Garabedian has been the Chief Technology Officer of First Solar, Inc. since May 2012 where he manages the company’s technology platform including photovoltaic modules, power plant systems, and future product roadmaps. Mr. Garabedian joined First Solar in 2008. Prior to First solar, he spent over 15 years in the semiconductor industry, developing new products ranging from automotive sensors to telecommunications switching systems.
Raffi earned his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Davis. He is named on approximately 28 issued US patents.