SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coherent, Inc. (Nasdaq: COHR), today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, John Ambroseo, is scheduled to present at the 13th Annual Needham Growth Conference to be held at the New York Palace Hotel in New York on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 8:40 A.M., E.T. A live webcast of the presentation will be available at http://www.coherent.com/Investors/ and http://www.wsw.com/webcast/needham41/cohr/. Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is a world leader in providing photonics based solutions to the commercial and scientific research markets and part of the Russell 2000. For more information about Coherent, visit the Company's Web site at http://www.coherent.com/ for product and financial updates. SOURCE Coherent, Inc.