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Adept signs agencies to continue channel expansion in North America

AutoMotion Technologies and Innovative Automation Solutions to Expand Adept Reach in Southeast and Midwest Regions

LIVERMORE, Calif. - Dec. 3, 2007 - Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced it has signed two new regional sales representative agencies to continue its distribution channel expansion in North America. AutoMotion Technologies of Lake City, Florida will expand Adept's reach in Florida and Puerto Rico while Innovative Automation Solutions (IAS), of Platte City, Missouri will cover the Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska region.

"We believe that adding both AutoMotion and IAS to our standard sales channel will be a great asset as both have extensive knowledge of automation technologies and a successful track record in effectively selling automation products," said John Dulchinos, president and chief operating officer for Adept Technology, Inc. "Adding these highly trained agencies supports our corporate strategic growth plan by expanding coverage in these regions and will also allow us to augment our support to existing customers in these areas."

"Over our 20 years in the factory automation business, we've seen Adept produce products that perform and cultivate a loyalty among customers through their excellent service. That's exactly the type of companies we seek to represent so we're delighted to now be allied with Adept," said Bill Becker, president of AutoMotion Technologies.

"We've been using Adept products for over 15 years and have found them to be extremely reliable and innovative and Adept's service exceptional, so we are excited to have the opportunity to offer Midwest customers their technology," said Jeff Youngs, president and chief technical consultant for Innovative Automation Solutions.

AutoMotion Technologies has been bringing solutions to manufacturers in the U.S. Southeast and the Caribbean since 1992; improving quality and production rates and reducing energy and labor costs for its customers. The company combines decades of experience, top-shelf lines, an extra-mile service attitude and a relentless pursuit of new opportunities in a changing manufacturing environment.

Innovative Automation Solutions (IAS) has over 30 years of automation and engineering experience in the automotive, manufacturing, food or medical packaging industries. Its associates provide consulting services for automation solutions, industrial engineering, environmental engineering and manufacturing engineering. Additionally, IAS offers environmental, health and safety support services (such as plans, permits or training) for customer's automation projects, expansion or new facilities.

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.

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