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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Currency Impact on Regional Industry Growth

Currency fluctuation to the US dollar can have a significant impact on Bishop & Associates’ reporting of sales performance in US dollars.   The euro decline in value against the US dollar has essentially zeroed-out, while the Chinese yuan is now declining more in value to the dollar, and the yen is rising. The following table Read More >>

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2016 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Website Usability

The results are in for the 2016 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, and in this issue we reveal the top 10 connector suppliers for website usability.   Bishop & Associates just completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. A total of 390 of your peers Read More >>

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2016 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Price Competitiveness

The results are in for the 2016 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, and in this issue we reveal the top 10 suppliers for price competitiveness.   Bishop & Associates just completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. A total of 390 of your peers answered Read More >>

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2016 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Shipment Delivery

The results are in for the 2016 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, and in this issue we reveal the top 10 connector suppliers for shipment delivery.   Bishop & Associates just completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 52 connector manufacturers. A total of 390 of your peers Read More >>

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Top 10 Connector Suppliers in the Consumer Market

Out of the top 100 companies, Molex is the top supplier of connectors to the consumer market.   The worldwide demand for connectors in the consumer market was $2.9 billion in 2014. China and Asia Pacific consumed 68% of those connectors by dollar volume. China’s connector consumption was just slightly higher than Asia Pacific’s consumption Read More >>

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Facts & Figures: Currency Impact on Regional Industry Growth

As emerging economies slowed almost as dramatically as they had grown, and with the European Union’s attempt to spur economic growth by expanding the money supply, sales abroad are worth a lot less when translated back to US dollars. †   Right now, probably more than any other period in history, currency rates have a major Read More >>

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Facts & Figures: Top 10 European Connector Manufacturers

Europe plays a significant role in the connector industry, as it is the second largest region for connector sales. Here, Bishop & Associates reveals the top 10 European connector manufacturers based on its research.     The European connector market generated $11.8 billion in sales in 2014, which is 21.3% of world connector demand. Europe is Read More >>

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Facts & Figures: Top 10 Suppliers by Market Share

Bishop & Associates reports the top 10 connector suppliers in share of market in part two of our “Top 10” Facts & Figures series.     The top 10 connector companies are shown below, with each company’s share of 2014 world sales. Top 10 Changes The following table identifies the top 10 companies in 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, Read More >>

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Facts & Figures: Top 10 Connector Manufacturers

Bishop & Associates reports its latest industry findings on the top 10 connector manufacturers in part one of a series.   Bishop & Associates has tracked the connector industry for 34 years, since 1980. In 1980, annual connector sales were $8.9 billion, growing to $55.4 billion in 2014. This is a 34-year compound annual growth rate Read More >>