Newport Corporation Announces Live Webcasts of December Upcoming Investor Presentations

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Newport Corporation (Nasdaq:NEWP) today announced that the company will provide live webcasts of its presentations at upcoming investor conferences in December 2002. The presentations are scheduled for:

 -- December 4, 2002, Credit Suisse First Boston Annual Technology
    Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona at 6 p.m. Eastern time.
 -- December 11, 2002, Thomas Weisel Partners Test & Measurement
    Conference, New York, New York, at 2:55 p.m. Eastern time.

The webcasts will be available on Newport's website at

About Newport Corporation:

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced technology products and systems to the semiconductor, communications, electronics and research markets. The company provides components and integrated subsystems to manufacturers of semiconductor processing equipment, advanced automated assembly and test systems to manufacturers of communications and electronics devices, and a broad array of high-precision components and instruments to commercial, academic and government customers worldwide. Newport's innovative solutions leverage its expertise in precision robotics and automation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation and optical subsystems to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor's Midcap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.



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