Adept Technology Selected as Exclusive Robotics Partner for Innovative Electronics Assembly Machine


Performance of Cobra s600 Key to Chad Industries' Patented IQ Odd-Form Assembly Machine

LIVERMORE, Calif.--Nov. 1, 2007--Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced that they have been selected as the robotics supplier by Chad Industries, a supplier of automat Circuit Board, Solar, and Wafer Handling, equipment, for their CHADIQ(TM) Odd Form Assembly Systems.

The Adept Cobra(TM) s600 SCARA robot and SmartController(TM) CX are at the heart of the CHADIQ Odd Form circuit board assembly system. The design and performance of the Adept Cobra robot enable the CHADIQ to deliver lower cost per placement than previous generation odd-form assembly equipment.

"The performance, capabilities, reliability and cost of integration of the Cobra s600 robot make it and ideal robotic platform to build the Chad IQ Odd Form assembly machine around," said Scott Klimczak, president, Chad Industries.

"We are pleased to be selected by Chad Industries for their advanced odd form assembly machine," said John Dulchinos, president and COO, Adept Technology. "Over the past 30 years Chad has distinguished themselves as one of the premier electronics assembly equipment providers, delivering a unique level of performance, reliability and flexibility."

About Chad Industries

Chad Industries designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor wafer handling solutions, mechanical and odd-form component assembly systems, liquid handling technologies for the life sciences industry, and other automated handling, assembly and test products. Founded in 1973, Chad leads the market for odd-form component assembly with its CHAD IQ(TM) product line. More information is available at www.chadindustries.net.

About Adept

Adept Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets robotic systems, motion control and machine vision technology for global markets including automotive, consumer electronics, consumer goods, food, industrial tooling, medical devices, and pharmaceutical. Adept robots, controllers, and software are used for small parts assembly, material handling and packaging. Adept intelligent automation product lines include industrial robots, configurable linear modules, machine controllers for robot mechanisms and other flexible automation equipment, machine vision, and systems and applications software. Founded in 1983, Adept Technology is the largest U.S.-based manufacturer of industrial robots.

More information is available at www.adept.com.

CONTACT: Adept Technology, Inc.
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SOURCE: Adept Technology, Inc.

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