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    North American PCB Order Growth Boosts Book-to-Bill Ratio

    IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for March 2017 IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced the March 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Although sales and orders continued below last year’s levels, the PCB book-to-bill ratio continued upward, reaching 1.07. Total North American PCB shipments in March 2017 were Read More >>

  • Drones for homeland security

    UAV Market Trends

    Over the next decade, combined sales of UAVs are expected to top $90 billion dollars, with annual sales rising from $8 billion in 2015 to between $12 and 14 billion in 2025.   The military market will continue to lead the way, with an anticipated dollar market share of around 70%. The remaining market share Read More >>

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North American PCB Order Growth Boosts Book-to-Bill Ratio

IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for March 2017 IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced the March 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Although sales and orders continued below last year’s levels, the PCB book-to-bill ratio continued upward, reaching 1.07. Total North American PCB shipments in March 2017 were Read More >>

Drones for homeland security

UAV Market Trends

Over the next decade, combined sales of UAVs are expected to top $90 billion dollars, with annual sales rising from $8 billion in 2015 to between $12 and 14 billion in 2025.   The military market will continue to lead the way, with an anticipated dollar market share of around 70%. The remaining market share Read More >>

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Identifying the Top 10 – It’s Harder Than You Think

Design engineers and purchasing personnel want to use the best connector companies for their design and purchasing requirements. However, identifying the best companies is not an easy task. Asking the following questions helps narrow the field.   Identifying the Top 10 Connector Manufacturers Which companies offer the required products and services? Which companies offer faster Read More >>

Currency Impact on Regional Industry Growth

Currency fluctuation to the US dollar can have a significant impact on Bishop & Associates’ reporting of sales performance in US dollars.   The euro decline in value against the US dollar has essentially zeroed-out, while the Chinese yuan is now declining more in value to the dollar, and the yen is rising. The following table Read More >>

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2016 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Website Usability

The results are in for the 2016 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, and in this issue we reveal the top 10 connector suppliers for website usability.   Bishop & Associates just completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. A total of 390 of your peers Read More >>

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2016 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Price Competitiveness

The results are in for the 2016 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, and in this issue we reveal the top 10 suppliers for price competitiveness.   Bishop & Associates just completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. A total of 390 of your peers answered Read More >>

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2016 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Shipment Delivery

The results are in for the 2016 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, and in this issue we reveal the top 10 connector suppliers for shipment delivery.   Bishop & Associates just completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. A total of 390 of your peers Read More >>

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2016 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Quality Products

The results are in for the 2016 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, and in this issue we reveal the top 10 connector suppliers for product quality.   2016 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Quality Products Bishop & Associates has completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. Read More >>

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2016 Top 10 Connector Suppliers Named

The results of the 2016 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry are in, and here we reveal the top 10 connector suppliers for overall best performance.   2016 Top 10 Connector Suppliers Named Bishop & Associates just completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. A Read More >>

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Market Update: Commercial Aviation is Thriving

Boeing and Airbus both added automation to their production lines to keep up with demand.   The worldwide demand for commercial airliners is booming. In 2015, Boeing and Airbus built a total of 1,397 aircraft. According to The Wall Street Journal, both companies are automating their production lines, from robots to exoskeletons for the workers, Read More >>