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  • 2014 Top 10

    Facts & Figures: Top 10 Telecom Suppliers

    In 2015, Apple was the largest telecom manufacturer worldwide, while Amphenol was the leading supplier of connectors to the telecom industry.   In 2015, the top 10 companies for telecom sales had total revenues of more than $483 billion. Apple’s iPhone sales, at $155.5 billion, were nearly one third of the sales of all top 10 companies. Apple designs, Read More >>

  • 2014 Top 10

    Top 10: Mil/Aero Market by the Numbers

    Which country leads the world in mil/aero expenditures? Which connector manufacturer is the military market’s leading supplier? Which OEM leads the market in sales? Bishop & Associates crunched the numbers to find out.   In 2015, the top 10 countries for military expenditures represented 74% of the total worldwide outlay according to SIPRI (Stockholm International Read More >>

Facts & Figures

2014 Top 10

Facts & Figures: Top 10 Telecom Suppliers

In 2015, Apple was the largest telecom manufacturer worldwide, while Amphenol was the leading supplier of connectors to the telecom industry.   In 2015, the top 10 companies for telecom sales had total revenues of more than $483 billion. Apple’s iPhone sales, at $155.5 billion, were nearly one third of the sales of all top 10 companies. Apple designs, Read More >>

2014 Top 10

Top 10: Mil/Aero Market by the Numbers

Which country leads the world in mil/aero expenditures? Which connector manufacturer is the military market’s leading supplier? Which OEM leads the market in sales? Bishop & Associates crunched the numbers to find out.   In 2015, the top 10 countries for military expenditures represented 74% of the total worldwide outlay according to SIPRI (Stockholm International Read More >>

2016 Distributor Customer Survey Results

The annual Bishop & Associates’ survey of distributors’ customers is complete, and here’s a peek at the results.   Overall Score on All Questions Click here to read our full report on the 2016 Distributor Customer Survey results.

Q&A: The 2016 Cable Assembly Market

We sat down with Bishop & Associates’ Dave Pheteplace to find out how the cable assembly business is faring worldwide and what he expects to see through the end of the year.   Q: How is the cable assembly market shaping up, growth-wise, for 2016? A: We do not expect the market to grow very Read More >>

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2015 Automotive Market Unit Volume Increased 1% Worldwide

The latest numbers show that automotive unit volume increased 1% in 2015, and TE tops the list of connector suppliers to the market.   The worldwide demand for connectors in the automotive market was $11.8 billion in 2015, down 4% from 2014. North America and Europe consumed 62% of those connectors by dollar volume. Vehicle Read More >>

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Top 10 Connector Companies in the Transportation Market

Delphi tops the list of connector suppliers to the transportation market.     The worldwide demand for connectors in the transportation (non-automotive) market was $3.8 billion in 2014. North America and Europe consumed 54% of those connectors by dollar volume. 2014 Transportation Market for Connectors by Region of the World Out of the top 100 Read More >>

2014 Top 10

Top 10 Connector Suppliers in the Consumer Market

Out of the top 100 companies, Molex is the top supplier of connectors to the consumer market.   The worldwide demand for connectors in the consumer market was $2.9 billion in 2014. China and Asia Pacific consumed 68% of those connectors by dollar volume. China’s connector consumption was just slightly higher than Asia Pacific’s consumption Read More >>

Medical market sales stats

Medical OEMs: How’s Business?

When Bishop & Associates asked medical OEMs “How’s business?,” the response showed a 15.6% sales increase and a 37% drop in profits.   Bishop tracks eight companies in the medical market sector. These companies’ combined sales have grown year over year for the past 14 consecutive quarters ending with 3Q15. In 2013, these companies grew 3.0% Read More >>

Be Happy About the Upcoming Tech Correction

It’s not a matter of if but when; Michael Wade of IMD explains indicators beyond the component industry that predict a tech correction in the market and what that means for the connector and electronics industries in the coming year. †   A tech correction is coming; the only remaining variables are when it will happen Read More >>

2014 Top 10

Facts & Figures: The Real Top 10 Connector Manufacturers

The top 10 connector manufacturers are usually ranked by world sales, but when Bishop & Associates redefines “top 10,” the list of companies moves around as well.   Typically, Bishop & Associates ranks the top 10 connector manufacturers by total world sales. When annual sales are the unit of measure, the 10 largest companies are as follows:  2014 Top 10 Read More >>

2015 Connector Business in Review

The connector industry and the overall electronics market is continuously impacted by business, geographic, political, and other factors. We sat down with Bishop & Associates’ Ron Bishop to discuss the results of 2015 and what that may indicate for the year ahead. † Q: Based on Bishop & Associates’ research, what kind of a year Read More >>

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Facts & Figures: Currency Impact on Regional Industry Growth

As emerging economies slowed almost as dramatically as they had grown, and with the European Union’s attempt to spur economic growth by expanding the money supply, sales abroad are worth a lot less when translated back to US dollars. †   Right now, probably more than any other period in history, currency rates have a major Read More >>