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As Trade Dispute Continues, the Electronics Industry Pins Hopes on October Meetings

Tariffs and continued trade tensions between the US and China push attention to other manufacturing regions and highlight the need for a unified North American trade agreement. Tensions continue between the US and China as the ongoing trade dispute continues into its second year. The electronics industry has significant interests in these geopolitical events, as Read More >>

The Top 10 2018 Connector Companies: A Starting Point for Supply Chain Partnerships

Design engineers and purchasing personnel want to use the best connector companies for their design and purchasing requirements but, identifying the best connector companies is not an easy task. These insights from Bishop & Associates’ new “World’s Top 100 Electronic Connector Manufacturers” report are an excellent starting point for evaluating potential supply chain partners. Design Read More >>

2018 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers

The 2018 top 10 connector manufacturers, as a group, achieved $36 billion in annual sales in 2018, or 59.8% of world connector demand. This is down from 2017’s market share of 60.6%. The following table identifies the 2018 top 10 connector manufacturers as defined by global connector sales. 2018 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers Ranked by Read More >>

Strike Counterfeit Mil-Spec Components From the Supply Chain

Special mil-spec marking, DNA tagging, and other advanced authentication technologies are helping to root out counterfeit connectors and cable. Are 40% of mil-spec connectors counterfeit? We’ve heard the statistic and it’s alarming — but not necessarily true. “The 40% is an average and varies wildly — from 15% to 85%,” based upon survey and program Read More >>

July 2019 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of recent news from across the connector industry, including trade shows, events, awards, partnerships, promotions, publications, personnel, facilities, distribution channels, standards, associations, and certifications. The first link in each entry typically leads to extended news coverage. July 2019 Connector Industry News July 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News Samtec, eSilicon, and Wild Read More >>

Trade Conflicts Intensify for Electronics Industry

New tariffs and tech bans are in place between the US and China, trade negotiations between North American countries hit a speed bump, and the electronics industry feels the squeeze. Ongoing trade conflicts around the world intensified in May 2019 with a spate of new tariffs and a significant technology ban. Connector Supplier has been Read More >>

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The Rise of Asian Connector Manufacturers

The Chinese market’s growth over the past decade has been phenomenal. What does the future hold? 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for the electronic connector industry. As of the end of August, global sales of connectors are up over 10%, with Bishop & Associates forecasting 7.1% growth for the full year. Read More >>

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 >>

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Is There an Insourcing Movement Afoot?

Today, China is dominant in high-volume, low-mix manufacturing, yet there is a groundswell of activity to return manufacturing to North America and Europe. John MacWilliams asks: Is there an insourcing movement afoot?   The contract manufacturing movement started in the late ’80s. This outsourcing movement freed up OEM resources so they could concentrate on product design and marketing, and Read More >>

China’s Electronics Market in Perspective

China’s Role in Electronic Product Manufacturing Mainland China has become the manufacturing center for the world, including high-volume manufacturing (HVM) of electronic products. The speed at which China became a leader in manufacturing is amazing, fueled in part by the wave of contract manufacturing that has swept the globe over the past decade. Oh, how Read More >>