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    Week in Review for February 5, 2016

    Bishop & Associates Electronics Industry Confidence Index for January, along with the latest news from the connector and cable industry, are featured in this issue’s Week in Review.   How Confident is the Electronics Industry? Every month Bishop & Associates asks for readers’ insights into the electronics industry to compile the industry confidence index. The January Electronics Industry Read More >>

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    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 >>

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Featured news

Week in Review for February 5, 2016

Bishop & Associates Electronics Industry Confidence Index for January, along with the latest news from the connector and cable industry, are featured in this issue’s Week in Review.   How Confident is the Electronics Industry? Every month Bishop & Associates asks for readers’ insights into the electronics industry to compile the industry confidence index. The January Electronics Industry 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 >>

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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 >>

2014 Top 10

Facts & Figures: Top 10 European Connector Manufacturers

Europe plays a significant role in the connector industry, as it is the second largest region for connector sales. Here, Bishop & Associates reveals the top 10 European connector manufacturers based on its research.     The European connector market generated $11.8 billion in sales in 2014, which is 21.3% of world connector demand. Europe is Read More >>

2014 Top 10

Facts & Figures: Top 10 Suppliers by Market Share

Bishop & Associates reports the top 10 connector suppliers in share of market in part two of our “Top 10” Facts & Figures series.     The top 10 connector companies are shown below, with each company’s share of 2014 world sales. Top 10 Changes The following table identifies the top 10 companies in 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, Read More >>

2015 Cable Assembly Market Wrap-Up

Bishop & Associates crunched the numbers for the first three quarters of sales in the cable assembly market to present a snapshot of how the industry fared in 2015.     2015 is three quarters of the way into the bank, and the year, so far, has been a disappointment for many companies in the Read More >>

Facts and Figures

Facts & Figures: Top 10 Connector Manufacturers

Bishop & Associates reports its latest industry findings on the top 10 connector manufacturers in part one of a series.   Bishop & Associates has tracked the connector industry for 34 years, since 1980. In 1980, annual connector sales were $8.9 billion, growing to $55.4 billion in 2014. This is a 34-year compound annual growth rate Read More >>

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Facts & Figures: Fiber Optic Connectors

Automotive is the fastest growing market sector for fiber optic connectors.     The market for fiber optic connectors, after years of promising predictions, is finally (really) taking off. From plastic optical fiber (POF) used in automobile communications systems to embedded optics in high-performance computing (HPC), fiber-optic connector use is growing. The largest revenue opportunities Read More >>