Controller suits motion and vision applications.

Press Release Summary:

Adept SmartController CX includes full support for AdeptVision sAVI and processor. It also includes additional serial communication ports which enable more devices to be controlled and interfaced by one controller, standard Fast Ethernet, DeviceNet, and FireWire® based SmartServo(TM) network interfaces. Distributed network control architecture uses SmartAmp technology which allows it to be scalable and reduces form factor and cabling up to 70%.

Original Press Release:

Adept Technology Announces High Performance Motion And Vision Controller

New Adept SmartController CX Features Faster Processor and Support for AdeptVision for Sophisticated Motion and Vision Applications

San Jose, California - June 25, 2002 - Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTK), a leading manufacturer of flexible automation for the electronics, fiber optic, telecommunications and semiconductor industries, today announced the introduction of the second in a family of distributed motion and vision controllers, the Adept SmartController CX. The Adept SmartController CX comes with full support for AdeptVision sAVI and a faster processor that supports the most demanding motion and vision applications. The SmartController CX also includes additional serial communication ports for added flexibility, as well as standard Fast Ethernet, DeviceNet, and Adept's FireWire® based SmartServo(tm) network interfaces.

The SmartController's unique distributed network control architecture uses Adept's SmartAmp technology which allows it to be scalable, and reduces form factor and cabling up to 70%. "With the introduction of the CX, we have completed the first phase of the SmartController product line. We can now offer the smaller footprint, reduced wiring and installation costs, and the scalable servo architecture that our customers are demanding for their most complex applications," said Joe Campbell, vice president of marketing for Adept Technology. "The SmartController CX delivers the industry proven scalability of our FireWire® based distributed control architecture with full support for the most advanced vision and motion applications."

The SmartController CX with the AdeptVision sAVI option allows the user to program complex applications where part orientation and recognition are required, ultimately allowing for shorter cycle times and the performance of applications otherwise not possible. The faster processor is designed to allow for more complex applications that require more CPU power while the additional communication ports enable more devices to be controlled and interfaced by a single controller.

Adept Technology designs, manufactures and markets factory automation components and systems for the fiber optic, telecommunications, semiconductor, automotive, food and durable goods industries throughout the world. Adept's robots, controllers, and software products are used for small parts assembly, material handling and ultra precision process applications. Our intelligent automation product lines include industrial robots, configurable linear modules, flexible feeders, semiconductor process components, nanopositioners, machine controllers for robot mechanisms and other flexible automation equipment, machine vision, systems and software, application software, and simulation software. Founded in 1983, Adept is America's largest manufacturer of industrial robots. More information is available at This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could vary for a number of reasons, including but not limited to, the potential delays associated with the development and introduction of new products or software releases; rapid technological change within the company's industry and the potential that our new or existing products may contain defects, errors or performance problems.

For a discussion of additional risk factors relating to Adept's business, see Adept's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2001 and Adept's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended September 29, 2001, December 29, 2001 and March 30, 2002, including the discussion in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations' contained therein.

The Adept logo is a registered trademark of Adept Technology; Inc. Adept, Adept SmartController, Adept SmartController CX and AdeptVision sAVI are trademarks of Adept Technology. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.

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