According to a report released by SEMI on the 22nd, North American semiconductor equipment manufacturers shipped $1.95 billion in September, down 2.4% from $2 billion in August, and down 6% from the same period last year, the worst performance in five months.

Ajit Manocha, president and chief executive of SEMI, said shipments of semiconductor equipment manufacturers in North America have declined for two consecutive months, but year-on-year shipments have shown signs of bottoming out.

At the same time, SEMI believes that the recent increase in capital expenditures on advanced processes will bring growth opportunities for short-term equipment shipments.