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Adept Technology to Host Automation Industry Conference

Adept Technology, Inc.

 

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 (Robotics Online) Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services and RIA member, today announced it will host its Adept Global Conference 2008 event at its corporate offices in Livermore, CA April 2-4, 2008. The automation conference will feature industry leaders, real-world case studies, live automation demonstrations and a chance to network with automation leaders. Speakers will include representatives from such manufacturers and industry experts as Great Lakes Cheese, Evergreen Solar, Pepperidge Farm, Covidien, Robotics Industry Association and Medical Design magazine.

‘‘We are very excited to be hosting this event which will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and opportunities in robotics, meet with manufacturers and solution providers alike and view live demonstrations,’‘ said John Dulchinos, president and chief operating officer for Adept Technology, Inc. ‘‘It will also be an excellent forum to connect with peers and some of the top U.S. manufacturers.’‘

More information and registration requests can be found on the company’s website at http://www.adept.com/conference.

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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Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements including statements regarding revenues, profitability, products, market opportunities and Adept's growth and impact of its restructuring based on its current products, strategy and market presence that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any of the above forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to, factors affecting our operating results including factors difficult to forecast; future economic, competitive and market conditions including those in Europe and Asia and those related to the Company's strategic markets; risks of acceptance of the Company's new or current products in the marketplace; the actual results of our restructuring activities, and potential impact of current restructuring efforts; the financial and operating risks and regulatory requirements associated with international operations, sales and foreign suppliers; the cyclicality of capital spending of the Company's customers and lack of long-term customer contracts; customers' ability to pay invoices in a timely manner; the risk that some customers may become insolvent; dependence on the continued growth of the intelligent automation market; the highly competitive nature of and rapid technological change and competition within the intelligent automation industry; the lengthy sales cycles for the Company's products; the Company's limited cash resources and significant fixed costs which are not easily reduced; the Company's outsourced manufacturing dependence and risks associated with sole or single sources of supply and lengthy procurement lead times; risks associated with the seasonality of the Company's products; risks associated with product defects; potential delays associated with the development and introduction of new products or software releases; the Company's ability to sell its products through systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers who may also promote competing products; risks associated with variations in our gross margins based on factors not always in Adept's control; the need to hire and retain qualified managerial personnel and to complete acquisitions to expand operations; risks of unfair termination claims by employees; risks associated with variations in gross margins; risks related to the Company's potential inability to strengthen its internal controls over financial reporting; potential securities class action litigation if Adept's stock price remains volatile or operating results suffer; and costs of being a public company as a result of legislation requiring greater general and administrative costs to be incurred.

For a discussion of 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, 2007, which include the discussion in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Risk Factors contained therein.

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

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

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