SOURCE: Market Foundations Inc.

May 21, 2012 09:00 ET

Perception, Opportunity in Volatility - Research & Analysis on Nanometrics Incorporated and Newport Corporation

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - This morning, announced new reports highlighting Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ: NANO) and Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP). Free research downloads are available at

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Market Foundations is releasing new coverage on Nanometrics Incorporated for its current position within the technology industry. Nanometrics Incorporated (Nanometrics) is a provider of advanced, high-performance process control metrology systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors, high-brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs), data storage devices and solar photovoltaics. The full research report on Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ: NANO) is available here:

Market Foundations has released research on Newport Corporation for its changing role within the technology industry. Newport Corporation is a supplier of advanced technology products and systems to a range of industries, including scientific research, microelectronics, aerospace and defence/security, life and health sciences, and industrial markets. The Company provides a portfolio of products to customers in these end markets for photonics solutions. The full research report on Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP) is available here:

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