Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier

2014

Facts and Figures

Automotive Cable Assembly Market Up 7.2% in 2014

As electronic content in cars continued to outpace growth in unit volume, the automotive cable assembly market was up 7.2% in 2014.   Bishop tracks 12 companies in the automotive market sector. This market had six consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth before 4Q14, as measured by these 12 companies’ revenues. In 2013, these companies grew Read More >>

Mouser Teams Up with Celebrity Engineer Grant Imahara

To launch its new “Empower Innovation Together” campaign, Mouser teams up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara of Mythbusters fame.   Mouser Electronics recently announced a new partnership with longtime Mouser customer Grant Imahara, a celebrity engineer best known for his role on Mythbusters. As a practicing engineer, Imahara understands the frustrations and inspirations that keep engineers challenging themselves Read More >>

Industrial

Point of View: The Revolution of the Interconnected Factory

In the past, industrial connectors have evolved over time rather than at a revolutionary pace. Now, with the anticipation of the Internet of Things, Keith Kufahl of TTI discusses the revolution of the interconnected factory and how design engineers can stay on the cutting edge. The fact that the world of industrial connectors changes at Read More >>

2014 Connector Technology Review

The connector industry grew in 2014, and that was a result of both evolving product lines and cutting-edge technology. Here, Bob Hult looks back at the year’s trends and products in the annual 2014 Connector Technology Review. Shrinking the size of electronic devices has always been a given in the world of electronic equipment. The Read More >>

Fischer Connectors MiniMax Pin Socket Version

Fischer Connectors MiniMax Pin Socket Version

Fischer Connectors MiniMax pin socket version extends the popular high-performance, rugged connector family. Fischer Connectors extends the MiniMax miniature, high-performance, rugged connector family with a pin socket version. With the product range extension, the Fischer MiniMax Series is now available both in 19- and 24-pin configurations, giving designers more flexibility, especially where space and weight Read More >>

Industry 4.0: The Next Industrial Revolution

Industry 4.0 Drives the Industrial Manufacturing Sector in Europe

TTI reports that Industry 4.0 drives the industrial manufacturing sector in Europe as implementation of “smart factory” technology gains momentum. TTI is seeing significant growth among customers implementing Industry 4.0 or “Smart Factory” technology according to Norbert Piefer, European director industry marketing – industrial at TTI. “The Smart Factory concept leads to end-to-end process optimization,” said Read More >>

Facts and Figures

Facts & Figures: Automotive Connector Market Sales

In this issue, Bishop & Associates reports on the facts and figures of the connector industry’s largest market sector – automotive. Automotive is the largest market sector for connectors, with 2013 world sales of $10,943 million, or 22.3% of world connector demand. The following table identifies the size of the automotive market by geographic region and Read More >>

Joe Venturella, TTI

Five Things To Know About the Transportation Market

We spoke with Joe Venturella, TTI vice president, transportation business unit, and asked how buyers in the transportation sector can best prepare for 2015. Here are five things to know about the transportation market in the new year. CS: Do you have a general outlook for 2015? JV: We see continued growth in the transportation market segment Read More >>

Automotive electronics

Automotive Market Maintains a Steady Pace

The electronic content in light vehicles is increasing, just one reason why the automotive market maintains a steady pace. Bishop tracks 12 companies in the automotive market sector. This market has had slow, steady growth over the last four quarters, as measured by these 12 companies’ revenues. In 2013, these companies grew 0.3% year over Read More >>

Cable Assembly mold tooling.

The Process of Cable Assembly Molding

For clients who truly understand the process of cable assembly molding, which can include cost advantages over a fully mechanical approach, the selection of a vendor is the key to procuring a robust and reliable product. While a molded cable assembly can offer significant advantages over a similar product with a mechanical construction, the art Read More >>

CONEC M8x1 Shielded Patch Cable

CONEC M8x1 Shielded Patch Cable

The CONEC M8x1 Shielded Patch Cable offers a high-quality and robust connection for automated technology in an industrial environment. The CONEC M8 connector and patch cable for Industrial Ethernet and EtherCAT applications is the ideal solution for industrial automation applications. The connectors are assembled to a Cat5e 4 x AWG 22 trailing cable with PUR Read More >>

Our plugged in world

Ethernet Data Rate Progression

The debate continues but it is clear that by 2017, we will have a standard for 400G Ethernet. Lisa Huff does a reality check on Ethernet data rate progression over the next five years and the connector companies building prototypes for possible 400G solutions. Computer networks are on the cusp of a revolutionary change. Software-defined networking (SDN) Read More >>