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ROBOTIC RESOURCES

Adept Technology Selected by Major Taiwan Solar Cell Manufacturer as Robotics Partner

Adept Technology, Inc.

Innovative Solution Developed in Partnership With CASTEC and Innovation Matrix Marks Entrance Into High Growth Market

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced it has partnered with CASTEC of Taiwan and Innovation Matrix of Santa Clara, California to develop and integrate a vision-guided solar wafer unloading process for a major solar wafer manufacturer in Taiwan. The partnership marks Adept's entrance into this high growth market in the Asia region. The Adept Quattro(tm) robot and AdeptSight(tm) vision system will be the building blocks for the wafer unloading automation cell. 

"Our partnership with CASTEC and Innovation Matrix will give the extremely fast growing solar industry in Asia the expertise and tools it will need to remain competitive," said John Dulchinos, president and CEO of Adept Technology. "With CASTEC and IM's expertise and guidance coupled with our high-speed and precise robot, controls and software products, solar and other manufacturers in Asia will see increased yields, higher plant throughput, better measurability in performance, quicker integration and minimal cell breakage all while reducing costs." 

"With this partnership, solar equipment manufacturers based in Asia will now have the option to replace their turn-key solutions purchased abroad with a fully integrated locally made automation solution," said Eimei Onaga, president of Innovation Matrix, Inc. 

"We are very excited about this opportunity as this project is confirmation of our engineering capabilities and Adept's automation solution tools," said Abel Lo, president of CASTEC. 

The automation solution will feature the Adept Quattro(tm) robot and the AdeptSight(tm) vision system. The system will carry out vision-guided solar wafer unloading process. The Adept Quattro robot is the only parallel robot (or "delta robot") in the world that features a unique four-arm rotational platform designed for maximum speed, maximum acceleration and exceptional performance across the entire work envelope. Additionally, the powerful embedded amplifiers and compact controls in the Adept Quattro parallel robot make installation easy and enable saved workspace. AdeptSight is an easy-to-use, standalone vision guidance and inspection package that runs on a PC, and comes complete with all the necessary hardware and accessories. The software includes a powerful framework that can be used to develop customized vision guidance and inspection applications. Its simple graphical user interface allows the user to quickly develop robust and accurate vision applications. 

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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