25 Who Ditched Infotech for Cleantech

Bruce Sohn

Background: President, First Solar

Current: Intel, led the chip manufacturing teams

Sohn has only been with the high-flying publicly-traded thin film solar company First Solar for about a year. But before he joined First Solar in March 2007, he spent 24 years at Intel developing chip manufacturing technology. Sohn’s experience in high volume chip making could help First Solar keep its early lead in thin film technology, as its technology based on cadmium telluride is not the industry’s most cutting edge. First Solar said last week it has raised expectations and thinks its revenue could top $1 billion for the full-year period.