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US Trade War With China Reaches Stalemate

The US has implemented another round of tariffs against China. The electronics industry is caught in the middle. We have now reached the next phase of the Trump administration’s planned tariffs on imports from China. On September 24, a third round of tariffs went into effect on midnight. This round includes some products used by Read More >>

2018 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Overall Satisfaction with Product Quality and Product Handling

The results are in for the 2018 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry. In this issue, we reveal the top 10 connector suppliers ranked by level of customer satisfaction with product quality and problem handling. Bishop & Associates recently completed its biennial US customer survey, in which a total of Read More >>

New Adventures Ahead for Martin Slark and Molex

Martin P. Slark is stepping down from his role as CEO. That doesn’t mean he’s going to be taking it easy, though. Legendary Molex leader Martin P. Slark will retire from his role as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) in November. Slark started with the company in 1976 in England and has since held Read More >>

The Connector Industry Braces for the Impact of Tariffs

The developing trade war could bring significant consequences to the electronics industry. The US government has weighed imposing tariffs on imports for over a year, and in recent weeks these discussions have escalated into action as tariffs have come into effect on trade relationships around the globe. President Donald Trump is hopeful the tariffs will Read More >>

Tariffs and the Electronic Connector Industry

As talk of tariffs threatens to become action, the electronics industry is poised for pain. By Ron Bishop, Bishop & Associates, Inc. The implementation of tariffs on goods imported into the United States to address trade imbalances has been seriously discussed by the Trump administration for over a year. In recent months, these discussions have Read More >>

OEMs Experience Continuing Growth

Bishop & Associates takes a closer look at OEM sales results and the business outlook. Bishop & Associates tracks sales and profits of 13 market sectors and more than 120 companies. The objectives are to determine how selected electronic markets have performed, identify sales and profit trends for forecasting purposes, and monitor company performance within Read More >>

Business is Excellent and Confidence is High about the Future

2017 ended on a high note for the electronics industry, and connector manufacturers are optimistic about 2018. The connector industry’s strong performance in 2017 has created an environment of optimism as we settle into the new year. In our recent surveys of the industry, we’ve found high expectations for continued growth in the months ahead. Read More >>