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Adept Technology Expands Distribution Channel in Japan

Adept Technology, Inc.

Pleasanton, Calif.—August 5, 2009--Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced it is expanding its distribution channel in Japan. Adept has signed Nihon Kizai as its newest distributor to cover the Japanese market. Japan is the world’s largest robotics market according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).

“As a trading company specializing in automatic control devices Nihon Kizai has had great success in multiple industries in the region where the need to increase production, improve efficiency and lower costs has manufacturers increasingly seeking robotic solutions," said John Dulchinos, president and chief executive officer for Adept Technology, Inc. "With this partnership we will continue our expansion initiative into this region and Nihon’s customers will benefit by having access to the Adept state of the art automation products designed to improve the manufacturing process."

Nihon Kizai is a leading distributor of pneumatic systems and instruments, fluid control devices, mechatronic products, image processing systems and products, and various other devices. The company’s products and related solution technologies are utilized in multiple industries including automotive, electronic, semiconductor, food and medical industries. More information can be found on their website at http://www.nihonkizai.co.jp/english/index.html 

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 www.adept.com.

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CONTACT: Adept Technology
Press and Industry Analysts:
Lauren Bucher, 925-245-3400
Marketing
fax: 925-960-0452
lauren.bucher@adept.com

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Financial Analysts:
Lisa Cummins, 925-245-3413
Chief Financial Officer
fax: 925-245-3510
investor.relations@adept.com
 
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