Adept Technology Inc. and Shibuya Kyogo Co. Ltd. have formed an OEM agreement to devise flexible and cost-effective high-precision photonic assembly solutions. Adept supplies automation systems for the fiber optics, telecommunications and semiconductor industries. Its robots, controllers and software products have applications in small-parts assembly, material handling and ultraprecision processes. Shibuya Kyogo specializes in high-precision bonding and automation technology, including turnkey systems and customized machinery.The agreement is part of Adept's plan to attend to photonics manufacturing on a global basis. Shibuya Kyogo's expertise in developing standardized precision work cells and its experience as a systems integrator with Adept's products are expected to strengthen photonic solution offerings in Asia.