10th Annual AeA Micro Cap Financial Conference will Increase Focus on Alternative Energy and Green Tech Companies

April 18, 2008

SANTA CLARA, CA and WASHINGTON, DC – April 17, 2008) – Now in its 10th year, the AeA Micro Cap Financial Conference continues to provide public technology companies with the perfect venue to showcase their companies to key technology investors. This year for the first time, the conference will feature a track on alternative energy/green tech companies with a panel discussion hosted by Needham & Company, LLC. AeA, the nation’s largest high-tech trade association, will host the conference from May 4-6 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey, California.

“Now more than ever, it is critical for high-tech executives to meet directly with investors and analysts to explain their strategies for growth amidst current business conditions,” said Elaine Sanders, Senior Vice President, Financial Conferences, Executive Education
& Affinity Programs, AeA. “Given the current emphasis on alternative energy and green tech companies, adding a special track for this emerging market will be a value-add for investors.”

On Tuesday, May 6th, the AeA Micro Cap will feature a new track focusing on alternative energy/green tech companies. Needham & Company, LLC will host a panel, Investing in Innovative Clean Tech Solutions, that will be moderated by Ted Kundtz, the company’s Senior Research Analyst, Clean Tech and Industrial Growth. Panelists include: Jeffrey Ciachurski, Chief Executive Officer, Western Wind Energy; Douglas Lawson, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Alternative Energy for BTU International; and Reuben Richards, Jr., Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board, Emcore Corporation.

The unique, neutral format allows executives from 100 technology companies and more than 250 investors to pair off for intimate small group discussions around technologies, strategic missions, trend analyses and investment potential.

Companies representing every sector and region of the high-technology industry will present their business plans at the AeA Micro Cap Conference this year. Sectors include software, computer hardware, semiconductor, telecommunications, wireless, defense technology, security, and medical devices.

For more information, and to see a full list of presenting companies, please visit http://www.aeanet.org/microcap.