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    Facts & Figures: Not All Quarters Are Equal

    For the connector industry, the fourth quarter historically results in higher sales than the first, second, and third, but in this issue’s Facts & Figures, all quarters are not equal.   For years we’ve reported that for the connector industry, the fourth quarter historically results in higher sales than the first, second, and third quarters. That statement is Read More >>

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    Mil/Aero Market’s Slow Growth Continues

    As both the US and European allies continue to cut defense programs and spending, the mil/aero market’s slow growth continues.   Bishop & Associates tracks 11 companies in the military/aerospace (mil/aero) market sector. This market has shown anemic results over the last five quarters, as measured by these 11 companies’ revenues. In 2013, these companies grew Read More >>

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures: Not All Quarters Are Equal

For the connector industry, the fourth quarter historically results in higher sales than the first, second, and third, but in this issue’s Facts & Figures, all quarters are not equal.   For years we’ve reported that for the connector industry, the fourth quarter historically results in higher sales than the first, second, and third quarters. That statement is Read More >>

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Mil/Aero Market’s Slow Growth Continues

As both the US and European allies continue to cut defense programs and spending, the mil/aero market’s slow growth continues.   Bishop & Associates tracks 11 companies in the military/aerospace (mil/aero) market sector. This market has shown anemic results over the last five quarters, as measured by these 11 companies’ revenues. In 2013, these companies grew Read More >>

Roadmap 2015

Connector Technology Roadmaps

Bishop & Associates researched industry trends, connector technology, and business forecasts to compile connector technology roadmaps through 2025.   Bishop & Associates recently released a report on connector technology roadmaps through 2025 with forecasts generated from industry input that examine trend line projections of US manufacturing data from a wide range of industries plus other industry data and Read More >>

Facts & Figures: 2014 Connector Industry Performance

Bishop & Associates crunched the numbers and here is its report on the connector industry’s performance in 2014. Connector industry sales were up +5.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014 to $13,090 million. Connector sales grew +8.1% for the full year 2014 to $52,855 million. The following table shows connector sales by quarter for 2014. Read More >>

Transportation market

The Transportation Market is Flying High

The transportation market is flying high, after steady growth over the last five quarters.   Bishop tracks 13 companies in the transportation market sector. This market has shown steady growth over the last five quarters, as measured by these 13 companies’ revenues. In 2013, these companies grew 2.6% year over year. In 1Q14, the combined Read More >>

Facts & Figures: Wireless Continues Upward Trend

Wireless demand impacts I/O connector demand in ways that are hard to count.   Wireless connectivity continues to grow rapidly. From a connector usage standpoint, wireless is a displacement technology; that is, devices that use wireless connection technologies do not necessarily also include a physical connector to perform the same function redundantly. So, if the Read More >>

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 >>