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Adept Technology Participates in Conference Focused on Innovation and the World Economy

Adept Technology, Inc.

US and Livermore Chambers of Commerce Event to Address Importance of Technology and International Trade

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jun 30, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced it will participate in the US Chamber of Commerce and the Livermore Chamber of Commerce's event focusing on the world economy. The event titled "Innovation - How the Tri-Valley Fits into a World Economy" is being held today at the Robert Livermore Community Center in Livermore, CA from 8:30am to 3:00pm. 

The forum will feature distinguished panelists and speakers including a keynote address by California's Lt. Governor John Garamendi. The event will feature three panel discussions on "Immigration and Workforce Challenges," "Pioneering a New Path Forward" and "Faces of Trade and Innovation - Opportunities Created." Adept's President and CEO John Dulchinos will take part on the "Faces of Trade and Innovation" panel moderated by Liz Reilly, director of TradeRoots, US Chamber of Commerce and will also include Janet Lockhart, former Mayor, Dublin; and Cindy Ma, US Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center. Other invited guests include David Chen, Chair, Oregon Innovation Council; Deborah Wince Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness, Washington D.C.; and Henry Chesbrough, author of "Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology." 

"In a challenging economy it's vital to think globally and take advantage of as many resources and tools that are available and this event will offer companies an insightful look at those opportunities," said John Dulchinos, president and chief executive officer for Adept Technology, Inc. 

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

SOURCE: Adept Technology, Inc. 

Adept Technology, Inc.
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