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Adept Technology Reaches Production Milestone With 25,000 Robot Shipped

Jan 31, 2008

Adept Quattro Robot Shipment to Preferred Packaging Partner Clear Automation Marks Company's Achievement

LIVERMORE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 29, 2008--Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced it has reached a production milestone with the shipment of its 25,000 robot. The company shipped the Adept Quattro robot to its Preferred Packaging Partner Clear Automation Inc. of Southington, CT.

"This significant milestone is a testament not only to the hard work and dedication of our employees and customers but also to Adept's technology leadership," said John Dulchinos, president and chief operating officer for Adept Technology, Inc. "We are very proud of this accomplishment and plan to continue our focus on delivering the quality our customers have come to expect."

"We are delighted to be a part of this notable achievement for Adept," said Ron McCleary, president of Clear Automation. "We have worked with Adept since we were founded in 1990 and have come to rely on their high performance products and exceptional service while developing our custom machinery solutions for our customers."

The Adept Quattro robot is specifically designed for high-speed manufacturing, packaging, material handling and assembly. It is the only robot in the world that features a unique four-arm with rotational platform designed for maximum speed, maximum acceleration and exceptional performance across the entire work envelope. In addition, the powerful embedded amplifiers and compact controls make installation easy and enable saved workspace. The high speed and precision of the Quattro robot make it a perfect choice for flexible and productive "one at a time" packaging, manufacturing, material handling, kitting and assembly applications.

Adept's Preferred Packaging Partner (PPP) program combines Adept's advanced robot and integrated vision technology with the industry's most experienced packaging integration companies. PPP companies actively work with Adept to advance the capabilities and cost effectiveness of robotic packaging solutions in the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and consumer goods markets.

About Clear Automation

Clear Automation specializes in the design, engineering, fabrication and installation of integrated robotic and machine vision systems. The company manufactures a variety of custom automated assembly and packaging machinery for various industries including Personal care products, Medical Devices, Automotive, Electronics and Machine Components. Its custom machinery solves a number of common manufacturing problems ranging from dispensing, labeling, capping, material handling, assembly, to tray handling. More information can be found on the company's website at http://www.clearautomation.com.

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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