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Adept Technology Receives $820K Order for Vision-Guided Robots

Adept Technology, Inc.

Leading Global Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Selects Adept for Capacity Expansion

PLEASANTON, Calif.-- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions, today announced it has received a $820 thousand dollar order for vision-guided robots from a major international consumer electronics manufacturer with major operations in southeast Asia. The order is expected to be fulfilled and recognized as revenue within the current and following fiscal quarter of 2012. The manufacturer, a Fortune 500 listed company, selected Adept to provide high-speed vision-guided robot systems for precision handling and assembly operations. Adept has been supporting the consumer electronics industry with high-precision mechanisms and controls in both standard and cleanroom configurations for over 20 years.

"Adept's robotics technology has been widely deployed throughout Southeast Asia with its heavy concentration of export-oriented electronics manufacturers.  We are very pleased to have been selected again by this important customer for their production capacity expansion requirements," said Hai Chang, managing director of Asia operations for Adept Technology. "The customer's assembly application requires the alignment and assembly of many tight-tolerance components in fully-automated production lines. The precision components are presented to Adept Python™ cartesian robots in compartmentalized trays, and Adept's proprietary on-board vision-guidance systems are used to locate both the components in the trays as well as the precise locations of features on the target assemblies. The Adept Python linear modules offer up to +/-10 micron precision at speeds up to 1450 mm/sec to complete the assembly operations."

About Adept Technology, Inc.
Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with autonomous capabilities, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including Packaging, Medical, Disk Drive/Electronics, and Solar; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, without limitation, statements about our expectations for revenues and cash flow and opportunities in our core markets and potential new markets. Such statements are based on current expectations and projections about the Company's business. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons. For a discussion of these risk factors relating to Adept's business, see Adept's SEC filings, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, which includes the discussion in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Risk Factors.

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