PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced that they have received over $600,000 in bookings from Golden Spring Internet of Things, Inc. over the past two quarters which are expected to be fully shipped and recognized as revenue by the end of the third fiscal quarter of 2011. The Beijing-based company, which recently went public in China in early October 2010, placed orders for Adept's high-performance Python linear modules robots.
Adept's robots are designed into multiple models of Golden Spring's fully-automated RFID manufacturing equipment, including smart label flip chip bonders, welding machines, high-precision pick-and-place machines, and high-throughput implanters/embedders. Golden Spring's equipment has been widely deployed throughout China for applications such as the major Chinese National ID card and driver license program and for manufacturing tickets for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
"For over 10 years, Adept has been working together with Golden Spring in their development and installation of over 100 machines using Adept equipment," said Hai Chang, Managing Director, Asia Operations. "From our perspective, Golden Spring was many years ahead of other Chinese companies in their use of advanced motion control and vision guidance technologies. It is Golden Spring's hard work, tireless dedication to their customers, and total commitment to innovation and quality that have made them the international market leader that they are today."
"Adept has been a dependable and loyal supplier and partner for our state-of-the-art RFID equipment for over a decade," said David Zhang, Chairman and General Manager of Golden Spring. "While there are dozens of robot technology suppliers to choose from, we firmly believe that our choice in using Adept's advanced products is the right choice for Golden Spring as we continue to expand our installations around the world. Adept has consistently provided us with highly reliable, advanced performance products with excellent value and service."
According to IDTechEx, the global RFID business has grown about 500% in the last ten years, and this pace is expected to continue into the next decade. The overall RFID market is estimated to surpass $6 billion in total revenue in 2010. Item-level tracking using RFID tags in the apparel industry, baggage handling, and contactless ticketing and payment applications are the major growth areas, leading to higher demand for turnkey production equipment, raw materials, and services from Golden Spring Internet of Things.
About Golden Spring Internet of Things, Inc.
Golden Spring Internet of Things, Inc., established in 2004, is an international inventor, manufacturer, and service provider of turnkey solutions for manufacturing RFID products including smart labels, contactless smart cards, and combi-cards. The company offers technology and services to the RFID industry for production, including standard and customized equipment, expert knowledge, raw materials, and consultation. The main products are RFID inlay manufacturing machines, and robot & vision automation machines.
Since 1998, the engineering team has developed, assembled, and deployed more than 100 advanced RFID systems around the world. The company has 24 patents for worldwide advanced technologies and is devoted to investing in technology innovation to maintain its leading role in the RFID industry. The company has advanced robot & vision automation technology and R&D capability, and has developed solar cell assembly, vision inspection, and other automated equipment. More information is available at and www.chinagoldenspring.com.
About Adept Technology, Inc.
Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services 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, Disk Drive/Electronics, and Solar; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is available at .
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