About Us

R2D Automation has a long experience in wafer handling automation in the Semiconductor industry. In 1992 the company created the Comet batch wafer transfer tool, a new type of first class stand alone batch wafer transfer system. Early 2000 R2D Automation designed its first single wafer transfer system and developed a new line of 300mm batch transfer systems using a fully automated homemade scara robot.

R2D Automation has developed numerous wafer handling automation equipment and became a global supplier of semiconductor automation equipment, focused on supplying cost effective, fast and reliable machines.

Parallel to the semiconductor activities, R2D started designing batch wafer transfer systems for the Solar Industry. In 2006 R2D Automation successfully delivered the first full automation systems to be combined with diffusion furnace from Tempress.

R2D was acquired by the parent company of Tempress , Amtech Systems Inc., to create a unique integrated solution to its customer base. Amtech Systems Inc. is listed at Nasdaq as ASYS.

Since then R2D has provided over 400 diffusion automation systems to the solar industry, making it market leader in this segment. In 2014 a new generation of batch wafer transfer systems was introduced to be integrated with the Tempress 5 tube furnace platform. In this new automation, wafers can transfer wafers from cassette to longboat with an high throughput, in single slot and back to back positioning, at full and half pitch spacing.

In 2018, still mainly focused on the Semiconductor industry, R2D Automation, with its successful experience in horizontal furnace full automation for Solar industry, started to design horizontal furnace full automation for the Semiconductor Industry. Integrating high technology as 6 axis robots, further improving the performance of its equipment.

In late 2019 R2D Automation was sold to management and became an independent business. R2D was recapitalised and fresh funding was injected to enable the business to expand and grow.


R2D’s current product offering:

  • Batch wafer transfer systems
  • Cassettes organizer systems
  • Sorter system with Optical Character Recognition
  • Wafer ID reader systems
  • Horizontal furnace full automation
  • Customized solutions upon request

North America

North American Representative appointed to improve customer service and support

R2D-Automation, a global leader in semiconductor automation, and REV-Global, a semiconductor manufacturer representative with over 21 years in the industry are proud to announce their strategic arrangement for the Americas. Based out of Phoenix Arizona, REV-Global is well placed to reach across the North Americas effectively. The change was brought about after hearing from our North American customer base.

REV-Global will become a distributer of R2D-Automation products for the American territories including USA, Canada and Mexico. REV-Global will offer technical sales and will take over first line of contact for North America, with the aim of increasing response times and ensuring local presence.

REV-Global will also offer the first line of support and service for R2D-Automation equipment in the local market. R2D-Automation customers requested an improvement of the local footprint and response times within the Americas time zones and this alliance aims to address this.

REV-Global has more than 5 years of working experience including sales and service with R2D-Automation. We believe this will be a positive transformation allowing for timely support in the Americas time zone.

Effective immediately all quotations for North American service, spare parts and tools should be directed to REV-Global at the contact details below.