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    Four Key Trends Guide the Future of Transportation Technologies

    TTI predicts that safety, automation, connectivity, and electrification will increase demand in electronic content across all modes of transportation. If the connector industry has a crystal ball, it’s probably housed somewhere in the offices of TTI. TTI monitors signals from its family of components distributors and semiconductor companies, analyzes industry sales and inventories, and shares Read More >>

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    COVID-19 Spreads, Demand for Ventilators Skyrockets

    Automotive and engineering companies have reworked their production lines to produce ventilators and other critical medical supplies needed to fight the virus. The medical technology companies that originally designed these devices have led the way by sharing their designs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the COVID-19 coronavirus is an infectious disease that has Read More >>

Industry Facts and Figures

2019 Top 10 European Connector Suppliers

The results of the Bishop & Associates 2019 European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry are in. Here we reveal the top 10 European connector suppliers for overall best performance. Bishop & Associates has completed its biennial European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, which evaluated 30 connector manufacturers. A total of Read More >>

Electronics Distributors Show Their Value at EDS 2019

Last week, distributors gathered in Las Vegas for the annual EDS Summit. Here’s what we learned about the electronics industry from their perspective. Plus, results of the Bishop & Associates 2019 survey of distributors. About 80% of electronics designers and manufacturers source the components they need from electronics distributors. That makes this part of the Read More >>

Love Your Distributor? Tell Us Why.

Bishop & Associates and Connector Supplier are conducting a detailed survey about the factors that make distributors successful in the interconnect industry. Make sure your opinions are heard. 2019 Distributor Satisfaction Survey Every year, Bishop & Associates and Connector Supplier invites our readers and distribution customers to participate in a survey that examines how electronic Read More >>

Now Hiring: Employment Opportunities Abound in the Electronics Industry

The tech industry has more employment opportunities than applicants with critical job skills, and it’s not a new problem. Here’s what the connector industry is doing to make it easier to find skilled workers in the future. For technology companies around the world, employment opportunities far outpace  workers who possess critical job skills, and it’s Read More >>

Automation Means a Bright Forecast for Industrial Connectors

The industrial world has made the transition from mechanical control to electronic control, and now we are in the middle of the digital transformation. A new report by Bishop & Associates examines the market for industrial connectors and how the rise of smart cities, smart factories, and the smart grid will impact this category of Read More >>

The Race to Technology Leadership

As technology innovation becomes the engine that reshapes economies, a new group of countries is making the investments necessary to come out ahead of the pack. A sage once observed that a turtle makes no progress until it sticks its neck out of its protected shell. That could certainly apply to companies involved in the Read More >>

Connector Companies Get Smarter, Faster With Acquisitions

Electronics companies are consolidating their expertise with acquisitions as new technologies become part of the connector ecosystem. When is a connector company more than a connector company? When it is also a wire and cable company, a sensor company, an antenna company, a transceiver and transponder company, and even, sometimes, a software company. As increasingly complex Read More >>

electronica 2018 review

Strong Connector Sales in 2018 and a Possible Forecast for 2019

Bishop & Associates visited with connector company CEOs at electronica 2018. Sales this year have been largely very good, but the connector industry forecast for 2019 remains unclear. Most connector manufacturers at the electronica 2018 trade fair, which took place November 13–16 in Munich, were able to look back upon a very successful 2018, as Read More >>

2018 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Overall Website Usability

In this fifth and final article, Connector Supplier reveals the top 10 connector manufacturers ranked for customer satisfaction in overall website usability. Bishop & Associates recently completed its biennial US customer survey, in which a total of 395 customers evaluated 42 connector manufacturers on a range of important issues. They answered 17 questions relating to quality, Read More >>

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Connector Industry

The electronics industry must respond to constant shifts in technology, product development, and market growth. Some companies nurture that capability in-house, while others gain expertise through strategic acquisitions. Here’s a brief history of that strategy as enacted by and upon connector companies. Since 1985, Bishop & Associates has recorded 589 mergers and acquisitions in the Read More >>