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  • Facts & Figures: Military Market

    In this issue’s Facts & Figures column, the military market is showing slow growth but is still very profitable. The military connector market is large, achieving $3.2 billion in sales in 2014. The following table provides connector sales by geographic region for 2013 and 2014. The North American market, mostly US, accounts for approximately 50% Read More >>

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    2015 Cable Assembly Industry Outlook

    The fourth quarter of 2014 showed modest growth, which may be a sign of what’s to come. Read on to learn more about Bishop & Associates’ preliminary 2015 cable assembly industry outlook. Cable assembly demand in 2014 was high through September, with year-to-date sales up almost 10% to more than $103 billion. Cable assembly demand slowed Read More >>

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures: Military Market

In this issue’s Facts & Figures column, the military market is showing slow growth but is still very profitable. The military connector market is large, achieving $3.2 billion in sales in 2014. The following table provides connector sales by geographic region for 2013 and 2014. The North American market, mostly US, accounts for approximately 50% Read More >>

2015 Cable Assembly Industry Outlook

The fourth quarter of 2014 showed modest growth, which may be a sign of what’s to come. Read on to learn more about Bishop & Associates’ preliminary 2015 cable assembly industry outlook. Cable assembly demand in 2014 was high through September, with year-to-date sales up almost 10% to more than $103 billion. Cable assembly demand slowed Read More >>

Medical Market is on Target for 2014

Having shown steady growth over the last four quarters, the medical market is on target for 2014. Bishop tracks eight companies in the medical market sector. This market has shown steady growth over the last four quarters, as measured by these eight companies’ revenues. In 2013, these companies grew 3.0% year over year. In 1Q14, the Read More >>

2015 Connector Industry Outlook

2015 Connector Industry Sales Outlook

Connector demand was up in 2014 with the industry showing moderate growth. Will this continue or is the industry in flux? Here is Bishop & Associates’ preliminary 2015 connector industry sales outlook. Connector demand through the first three quarters* of 2014 was high, with year-to-date sales through September up +9.2%. Connector demand has slowed during the Read More >>

Facts & Figures: A Great Year for Connectors

Business was good this year. According to Bishop & Associates’ facts and figures, it was a great year for connectors. This year has been excellent for the electronics industry, especially so for the connector space. Consider the following: Connector prices have remained steady with no measurable price erosion. Raw material costs have fallen off their Read More >>

Facts & Figures: Automotive Connector Market Sales

In this issue, Bishop & Associates reports on the facts and figures of the connector industry’s largest market sector – automotive. Automotive is the largest market sector for connectors, with 2013 world sales of $10,943 million, or 22.3% of world connector demand. The following table identifies the size of the automotive market by geographic region and Read More >>

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Automotive Market Maintains a Steady Pace

The electronic content in light vehicles is increasing, just one reason why the automotive market maintains a steady pace. Bishop tracks 12 companies in the automotive market sector. This market has had slow, steady growth over the last four quarters, as measured by these 12 companies’ revenues. In 2013, these companies grew 0.3% year over Read More >>

Facts & Figures: 2013 Top 10 European-Based Connector Companies

The 2013 top 10 European-based connector companies account for 23.4% of European connector demand. Find out which made the top 10, as compiled by Bishop & Associates. The European Connector Market  In 2013, Europe accounted for 21.8% or $10,643 million of total world connector demand. This was an increase of 7.3% over 2012, when Europe accounted for Read More >>

Facts & Figures: The 2013 Top 10 Gain Market Share

Bishop & Associates looked at the 2013 top 10 connector companies and the history of the companies that have held those spots, only to discover a pattern in which the top 10 gain market share. Collectively, the top 10 largest connector manufacturers increased their sales by +4.6% in 2013 versus world industry growth of +2.7%. Total sales Read More >>

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Instrumentation Market Regains Ground with Strong Semiconductor Sales

Dave Pheteplace examines the performance of six companies to determine how the instrumentation market regains ground with strong semiconductor sales. Bishop & Associates tracks six companies in the instrumentation market sector. This market has shown strong improvement over the last three quarters, as measured by these six companies’ revenues. In 2013, these companies grew 1.1% Read More >>

Facts & Figures: 2014 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers for Delivery

The results of the 2014 Bishop & Associates Customer Survey are in, and in this issue we reveal the 2014 top 10 connector manufacturers for delivery. Bishop & Associates’s Customer Survey asks connector users to evaluate 46 connector manufacturers. A total of 455 of your peers answered 20 questions relating to important issues such as quality, Read More >>