SOURCE: Maybach Financial Group

Maybach Financial Group

February 11, 2008 17:19 ET

Short Circuit Focusing on Atmel Corp (NASDAQ: ATML), Conextant Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT), and Evergreen Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: ESLR)

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Maybach.

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Maybach Financial Group is a syndicate of investment researchers compiling research from major analysts and fund managers. Our focus is to give investors the financial advantage necessary to sustain profit in all markets. This week, to gauge the outcome of the markets, we are focusing on Atmel Corp (NASDAQ: ATML), Conextant Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT), and Evergreen Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: ESLR). For the full report visit

The Maybach Financial Group will be researching the above-mentioned companies to determine their chances of a turnaround opportunity for investors. Visit for a complimentary subscription to the Maybach service and receive at no cost our "Special Report #1: Protecting Our Future," and "Special Report #2: Hearing is Believing." No credit card or payment information is required.

The rash of interact/credit card machine "replacements" has everyone double checking their statements as more institutions are hit by thieves who swap out the card reading units for ones that have been 'modified'. The doctored units retain all the information from the magnetic strips and what we so trustingly enter. A couple weeks later the crooks come along and switch them back again, walking away with all that nice financial information. Most of the time the stores, restaurants etc don't even know it happened. A new Pin Pad may hold off the thieves, at least for a while. It was announced Monday that approvals had been received for Thales' Artemis S10 Pin Pad, a joint effort with Atmel Corp (NASDAQ: ATML). The S10 combines high performance and high security with embedded security mechanisms designed to reach Common Criteria EAL4+ certification. Amtel's AT91SO family of secure microcontrollers for highly secure systems powers the new pin pad. The AT91SO reaches outstanding levels of integration of a wide range of peripherals and flexible interfaces.

Innovation seems to be the word of the day and what better recognition than being a finalist in EDN's 18th Annual Innovation Awards Competition. Well, winning it of course! Just what Conextant Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT) would like to have happen for their family of VDSL2 gateway system-on-chip, or SoC, solutions. A finalist is the "Network and Communications ICs category, VDSL's (very high speed digital subscriber lines) allow asymmetric and symmetric transmission at aggregated speeds in excess of 100Mbps. Dan Artusi, President and CEO of Conextant, said "Design engineers worldwide rely on EDN for accurate and up-to-date technology and business information that affects the electronics industry. "We are honoured that the efforts of our global VDSL2 engineering team have been recognized by EDN."

Solar power give us another component of the electronics industry - the electricity required to run the electronics themselves. And the brightest star in the solar industry is Evergreen Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: ESLR) with its innovative String Ribbon™ wafer technology. Conventional technologies for producing silicon wafers, the basis of solar cells and the bulk of all solar panels, depend on energy-intensive casting, oil-based machining and the cutting of large silicon blocks. String Ribbon™ wafer technology on the other hand, pulls tow heat-resistant wires through melted silicon which then spans and solidifies between the wires - much like the wired ribbon you can get for your Christmas tree but a whole lot thinner.

After witnessing the recent plunge in the markets influenced by the resource sector, the falling housing slump and employment issues, smart investors and hedge funds are shifting interests into other sectors.

The markets are changing and investors are scared. The Bull Run that we have been use to over the past four years is starting to become more like a stampede in the other direction.

Stock markets are normally volatile, but investors have enjoyed a four-year run of below normal volatility and steady upward movement. Ups and downs, yes. But the Bull Run has been great over the past three to four years and has not ended as abruptly as many have predicted.

But while the end of the Bull Run has been predicted for more than a year, long-term investors shouldn't be worried. Of course, only if you know what you are doing.

First off, don't throw all your eggs into one basket.

Secondly, and most importantly, pick winners that last.

And pick winners that have little effect against the daily ups and downs of the economy. Visit to sign up free to receive your Special Report #1 and #2 for information on how to combat the markets or visit for your free subscription and BONUS reports.

We've seen oil markets spike, we've seen oil markets fall. We've seen wars, we've seen terrorist attacks. Chances are that the events that occur have a short term impact when you consider the overall factors of a 5-year forecast. We need to learn to take advantage of these economic factors. Think of homeland security. Most investors -- and unfortunately far too many brokers -- go on a buying spree the minute a rally starts in a particular sector. Correspondingly, they panic at the first sign of a downturn and tend to sell off some great stocks -- right before the dead cat bounces.

But Maybach isn't about day-trading and making money fast. It's about being patient and learning the secret of how to get rich slowly. Visit to receive two Special Reports -- free when you sign up! Or visit for your free subscription and BONUS reports.

It's also about adding stocks to your portfolio that have little or no effect against the state of the economy. The world as we know it has changed. Gone are the days of tradition and old school values. The entertainment industry is booming with the new technology in flat panel TVs. Take a look at some of the most recent headlines and you'll also see that the movies are setting box office records. Visit under our focus section to receive a free report on this sector.

Another sector we need to be focusing on right now is homeland security -- for obvious reasons of course. Visit under our focus section to receive yet another free report on this sector. Visit to receive our Special Report #1 and #2 with information on how to combat the markets and how the face of the future is changing. Maybach Financial (Maybach) is not a registered broker dealer or a registered investment advisor. No information accessed through the Maybach Web site or this release constitutes a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any security in any jurisdiction. Please consult a broker before purchasing or selling any securities viewed on or mentioned herein. There is no financial relationship that exists between the issuer of this release and the company whose stock is mentioned in the release. Please view the disclaimer at

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