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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>