MGI was founded in 1964 by Robert M. Butler who was the innovator of automated wafer handling equipment. Since then MGI has continued to lead the way in the research and development of automated wafer transfer systems in both the Semiconductor and Solar Cell Industries. Today MGI's automated systems can be found operating worldwide for all of the Major Semiconductor and Solar Industries wafer fabrication facilities. MGI continues to keep up with the technical demands of its clients.


MGI is based in Tempe, Arizona and utilizes a 5000 square foot facility for manufacturing, design and research and development.


MGI’s facilities are located near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and are also conveniently located to many major hotels, fine dining restaurants, and Arizona State University making this an ideal location for anyone traveling within the U.S.

MGI has been a leader in the
Semiconductor and Solar industries
for nearly 5 decades.


We specialize in problem solving, delivering high quality automation, and great customer service. We pride ourselves on listening
to our clients needs and working together
to solve their problems in a cost effective
and timely manner.

MGI's Competitive Advantage


With almost fifty years of product development and providing clients with cutting edge technology MGI knows how to SOLVE PROBLEMS. The technical development of products now includes engineering resources in the manipulation of wafers, the development of vacuum systems for wafer film deposition, clean room manufacturing/assembly experienced, and in-source/ out-source partnering  on the back to back (B2B) same slot on high-density (2.38mm) spacing.


• High Density B2B transfers are unique to MGI


• Our competition is unable to meet our throughput capabilities while safeguarding the wafer surfaces, and can only perform low-density standard spacing transfers in the configuration


• MGI provides low-density and high-density B2B transfers as in industry leading standard offering on all of our bulk transfer systems


• MGI transfer systems are evolving into the fastest systems in the industry. With an industry benchmark of 5,000 wafers per hour (WPH) the plc based current generation systems have proven capable of 8,000 WPH with a final design goal of 10,000 WPH