Adept Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Robotic Innovation

Adept Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Robotic Innovation

Company Celebrates Anniversary Milestone With Plans for New Innovative
Products, Pioneering Technologies and Continued Team Dedication

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile
solutions, today announced it has reached its 30^th year in business. The
company, founded in 1983, shipped its initial product, the AdeptOne, the
world's first direct drive robot system in 1984. Today Adept's automation
solutions are used in Packaged Goods, Life Sciences, Disk Drive/Electronics
and Semiconductor/Solar; as well as in more traditional industrial markets
such as machine tool automation and automotive components. Adept has installed
more than 57,000 automation systems worldwide into a broad spectrum of
high-growth markets.

"I congratulate Adept Technology, headquartered in my district, on the
tremendous accomplishment of its 30th anniversary. Adept Technology, the
largest U.S.-based manufacturer of robots, is a fine example of California's
creativity and spirit of innovation," said Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15). "It is
companies like Adept that help to make American manufacturing more competitive
and enable companies to re-shore their operations from overseas, key to
reinvigorating our economy through a strong domestic manufacturing sector. I
wish them well as they embark on their next 30 years."

"We are very proud to have achieved this milestone in our history but we are
just getting started," said Rob Cain, president and CEO of Adept Technology.
"We are seeing manufacturers around the world beginning to replace hard
automation with flexible robotic work cells in order to accommodate mass
customization and shorter product lifecycles.Our fully autonomous mobile
vehicles are now working side by side with people in both the medical and
semiconductor industries.In the near future we see robots working
collaboratively alongside people on a variety of tasks in factories,
distribution centers and medical facilities.The future is very bright and we
are excited to be a part of it."

As part of its celebration Adept has placed a blog on its website
http://www.adepttechnology.tumblr.com to feature comments from customers and
videos and images of Adept robot installations around the world.Customers are
encouraged to post their best stories and examples of Adept robots in action.

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous
mobile solutions that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality
and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing, and
logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance
motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance
technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with autonomous capabilities,
Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to
high-growth markets including Packaging, Medical, Electronics, and Logistics,
as well as to traditional industrial markets including automotive components.
More information is available at www.adept.com.

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CONTACT: Press and Industry Analysts:
         Glenn Hewson
         Adept Technology, Inc.
         5960 Inglewood Drive
         Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA
         Tel: 858 699 3909
         Fax: 925 960 0452
         Email: glenn.hewson@adept.com
         www.adept.com

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