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Adept Technology Expands Robotics Distribution to Australia and New Zealand

Dec 19, 2007

ControlVision Signed as New Distributor to Bring Advanced Assembly Robotics to Australasia Markets

LIVERMORE, Calif.-Dec. 18, 2007-Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced it has signed ControlVision as its new regional distributor for Australasia (Australia and New Zealand). The distribution agreement allows Adept to bring advanced assembly robots to the region and expands its reach into the Australasia market.

"We are excited to be partnering with ControlVision to bring the most advanced assembly robotics to this growing region," said John Dulchinos, president and chief operating officer for Adept Technology, Inc. "With ControlVision's expertise in automated imaging and our innovative and powerful robot product line we believe we can offer the region the most reliable high-speed solutions available on the market today."

Adept produces a complete range of robot mechanisms for packaging and manufacturing assembly including parallel arm, SCARA, linear module and 6-axis designs. The company recently launched the fastest 2kg payload robot in the world, the Adept Quattro(TM), and already holds the record for the fastest SCARA design. As a controls innovator, Adept supplies its controller product to leading OEM machine builders for inclusion in their own equipment. Adept's OEM customers include the Swiss packaging giant SIG, now owned by New Zealander Graham Hart's Rank Group.

For ControlVision, specialists in machine vision, taking on a robot product line is a logical step explains Peter Miles, Director at ControlVision: "Robotics and vision go hand-in-hand and we'll be using the same value-added distribution model we use for machine vision. We look forward to providing Adept's state-of-the-art robot products to our integration partners and OEM customers." ControlVision will target the light robotics market for high-speed, high-accuracy mechanisms. Markets include dairy, food & beverage, pharmaceutical & medical, electronics, automotive and healthcare products.

ControlVision will establish robot laboratories in Melbourne and Auckland early next year and will have the resources of Adept's Singapore facility for specialist application evaluations and customer training.

About ControlVision:

ControlVision is a specialist distributor of best-in-class machine vision and robotic products in New Zealand and Australia. The company provides specialist sales, support, training and engineering services. More information is available at http://www.controlvision.com.au.

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robotics systems and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing and other automated processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including Packaged Goods, Life Sciences, Disk Drive/Electronics and Semiconductor/Solar; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is available at http://www.adept.com.

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