Newport Offers Limited Edition Optical Tables to Celebrate 40th Anniversary


Irvine, CA - Jan. 12, 2009 - Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions, introduces a unique offering of optical table systems to commemorate its 40th anniversary. The collection of limited edition optical tables feature enriched graphic side panels that celebrate the company's heritage in laser research and aerospace. Two families of tables, the RS4000 and RS2000, will each be available with two designs. The RS4000, the highest performance passively damped table available, will be offered in two versions, "Moonwalk" and "Crystal". The RS2000, Newport's equivalent to competitors' top-of-the-line models, will also be offered in the "Crystal" graphic and a colorful design called "Spectrum". The RS2000 panel graphics pay tribute to the earliest developments in laser technologies and holography.

According to James Fisher, Group Director of Newport's Vibration Control business, "Going into 2009 we wanted to do something special to celebrate our 40th anniversary and also offer something unique and commemorative to our customers and our community. These limited edition optical tables are very distinctive and certain to stand out in any lab."

The table systems are bundled together with a set of Newport Stabilizer(TM) Series pneumatic isolators and a free, table setup kit which includes an assortment of core lab tools and a table setup video which is preloaded on an iPod Nano for easy viewing during on-site installation.

For more information on these limited edition optical table systems and Newport's other vibration control solutions, please visit the special 40th anniversary page at http://www.newport.com/VC40.

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets. Newport's innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell Microcap Index.

Company Contacts:

Kim Abair

Director of Marketing

Tel: 800-222-6440

E-mail: kim.abair@newport.com

Jim Fisher

Group Director, Vibration Control

Tel: 800-222-6440

E-mail: Jim.fisher@newport.com

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