PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESIO), an innovator in laser-based manufacturing solutions for the micro-machining industry, today announced that CEO Michael Burger is scheduled to participate in the 19 th Annual Needham Growth Conference taking place January 10-12, 2017 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. ESI's presentation, focusing on the company's turnaround strategy and recent progress, will begin at 4:10 p.m. EST on January 10. The event will be webcast on ESI's website at http://investors.esi.com. About ESI, Inc. ESI's integrated solutions allow industrial designers and process engineers to control the power of laser light to transform materials in ways that differentiate their consumer electronics, wearable devices, semiconductor circuits and high-precision components for market advantage. ESI's laser-based manufacturing solutions feature the micro-machining industry's highest precision and speed, and target the lowest total cost of ownership. ESI is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with global operations and subsidiaries in Asia, Europe and North America. More information is available at www.esi.com.