DayStar Technologies Announces 2011 First Quarter Financial Results

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DayStar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSTI), a developer of solar photovoltaic products based on CIGS thin-film deposition technology, announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

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During the first quarter of 2011 we continued to make significant progress in completing the restructuring of our balance sheet while simultaneously making strides towards a strategic partnership to implement our current business strategy.

DayStar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSTI), a developer of solar photovoltaic products based on CIGS thin-film deposition technology, announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2011 was $0.4 million or $0.05 per share, compared with a net loss of $6.1 million or $1.61 per share in the first quarter of 2010. The per share losses were calculated on the weighted average common shares outstanding of 7.8 and 3.8 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

Research and development expenses for the first quarter of 2011 were $0.6 million compared with $2.5 million in the first quarter of 2010. Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2011 were $1.2 million compared with $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2010. The decreases in both research and development expenses and selling, general and administrative expenses reflect the significant cost savings measures implemented by the Company during the past year. During the first quarter of 2011, the Company incurred $850,000 of non-cash restructuring charges resulting from the extinguishment of certain liabilities in order to pursue strategic partnerships for offshore manufacturing. Also included in the non-cash expenses for the first quarter of 2011 was $0.7 million for amortization of the discount on outstanding convertible notes. During the first quarter of 2011, the Company recorded a gain on derivative liabilities of $3.7 million related to the reduction in the conversion feature liability on the Company’s balance sheet during the quarter.

DayStar Chairman and Interim CEO, Peter Lacey, commented, "During the first quarter of 2011 we continued to make significant progress in completing the restructuring of our balance sheet and further reducing our liabilities while simultaneously making strides towards a strategic partnership to implement our current business strategy. We believe we are well positioned to complete a strategic partnership and to capitalize on the increasing market opportunities within the renewable energy industry.”

About DayStar Technologies, Inc.

DayStar Technologies, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of solar photovoltaic products based upon CIGS thin film deposition technology. For more information, visit the DayStar website at http://www.daystartech.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements in this release regarding our business that are not historical facts may be considered "forward-looking statements." The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available at the time the statements are made and management's belief as of that time with respect to future events and involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and outcomes to be materially different. Such forward–looking statements include statements regarding the expected benefits of restructuring measures and prospective fundraising and potential strategic partnership efforts. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current preliminary expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause our results to differ materially and adversely from the statements contained herein. Some of the potential risks and uncertainties include our ability to raise substantial additional capital in the short term, our ability to achieve favorable outcomes in pending litigation, our ability to continue our business as a going concern, our ability to execute our commercialization plan, our ability to continue our debt reduction programs, and such other risks and uncertainties detailed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they are made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contact:

DayStar Technologies, Inc.

Christopher T. Lail                            
Chief Financial Officer                        
408/582.7100
investor(at)daystartech(dot)com

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