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  • 2014 Top 10

    US Customers Choose Top 10 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 suppliers for product quality. Bishop & Associates has completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. A total of 390 of your peers answered 19 questions Read More >>

  • 2014 Top 10

    US Customers Name Top 10 Connector Suppliers

    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 overall best performers.   Bishop & Associates just completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. A total of 390 of your peers answered 19 questions Read More >>

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2014 Top 10

US Customers Choose Top 10 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 suppliers for product quality. Bishop & Associates has completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. A total of 390 of your peers answered 19 questions Read More >>

2014 Top 10

US Customers Name Top 10 Connector Suppliers

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 overall best performers.   Bishop & Associates just completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. A total of 390 of your peers answered 19 questions Read More >>

Facts and Figures

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 >>

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 telecom companies 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, manufactures, and 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 >>

Facts and Figures

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 >>

Facts and Figures

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 >>