Robots suit sub-micron assembly applications.

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Adept NanoModules, when used with company's motion controller, allows users to utilize integrated guidance vision, force sensing, and multiple mechanism control. Suited for assembly and test applications requiring nanometer level positioning, robots include over 20 different 2-, 3-, and 4-axis pre-engineered configurations. They suit electronics, life sciences, and semiconductor industries for high-precision assembly, test, and material handling applications.



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Adept Technology Announces High Precision Robot Family For Sub-Micron Assembly Applications



New Adept NanoModules(TM) Provide Complete Adept Solution for Assembly & Test Applications Requiring NanoMeter Level Positioning

San Jose, California - September 16, 2002 - Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTK), a leading manufacturer of flexible automation for the electronics, fiber optic, telecommunications and semiconductor industries, today announced it plans to showcase its new Adept NanoModules(TM) family of high-precision robots at the Assembly Technology Expo in Rosemont, Illinois on September 24-26th. The new robot family will allow customers to apply a complete Adept solution to assembly and test applications requiring nanometer level positioning. With Adept's proven motion controller, customers can harness Adept's tightly integrated guidance vision, force sensing and multiple mechanism control to solve challenging, high-precision applications. The Adept NanoModules robot family includes over twenty different 2, 3 and 4-axis pre-engineered robot configurations.

"The Adept NanoModules robot family further extends our robot offerings to meet the ever growing demand for smaller & more accurate levels of positioning from industries such as electronics, life sciences and semiconductor," noted Joe Campbell, vice president of marketing for Adept. "Ideally suited for high-precision assembly, test and material handling applications, Adept NanoModules will allow customers to take advantage of Adept's powerful controls platform for an even broader range of assembly applications."

The new family of robots will be offered as a standalone system or as an option to Adept's robot and motion control products. Customers will also have the added advantage of leveraging Adept's guidance vision, force sensing and multiple mechanism control capability. For more information contact Adept Technology, Inc. at 800-292-3378 or email info@adept.com. More information on Adept products can be found at their website www.adept.com.

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 www.adept.com.

The Adept logo is a registered trademark of Adept Technology; Inc. Adept and Adept NanoModules are trademarks of Adept Technology. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.

Val Cureton
Marketing Communications Manager
Adept Technology, Inc.
3011 Triad Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
tel:408-434-5021
fax: 408-545-5794
e-mail: val.cureton@adept.com

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