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Industry News: August 2017

Industry News – August 8, 2017 Event News DSEI, the Defence and Security Equipment International conference and exhibition, will take place September 12–17 in London. This year’s event will feature a new Innovation Hub that aims to identify and exploit technologies and solutions across a range of applications. If you’re exhibiting, please reach out to Read More >>

Top 10

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 >>

2015 Connector Business in Review

The connector industry and the overall electronics market is continuously impacted by business, geographic, political, and other factors. We sat down with Bishop & Associates’ Ron Bishop to discuss the results of 2015 and what that may indicate for the year ahead. † Q: Based on Bishop & Associates’ research, what kind of a year Read More >>

Facts and Figures

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 >>

2015 technologies to watch

Connector Technologies To Watch in 2015

By Bob Hult and John MacWilliams, Bishop & Associates   Advances in photonics, signal integrity, chip integration, and high-performance materials are enabling entirely new classes of electronic equipment. Bob Hult and John MacWilliams kick off the new year with a look at connector technologies to watch in 2015. The pace of change in the electronics 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 >>

Euro Zone

Should Manufacturers Be Optimistic About Europe?

Economic growth is slowing down in Germany and the economy in France is contracting, highlighting the euro area’s struggle to sustain its recovery. Still, should manufacturers be optimistic about Europe? With the “political earthquake” caused by the European elections in May and the difficult task of choosing the new leader of the European Commission in mind, it is easy Read More >>

Facts and Figures

Facts & Figures: Calculating Total Available Market

How big is the connector industry? Ron Bishop explains the facts and figures of calculating total available market, but you must first put a fence around the connector industry. How big is the connector industry? There are many answers to that question depending on the criteria you are measuring: Region of the world Country Market Read More >>

Facts and Figures

Part 2: 10-Year Snapshot of the Connector Industry

Profitability Killers (Price Erosion + Rising Raw Material Costs) A sharp decline in demand will automatically produce a decline in profits. We experienced that in 2001, 2002, and 2009 when connector sales declined -18.9%, -6.9%, and -21.9% respectively. During such downturns management will rapidly take actions to minimize the impact on bottom-line profitability. Such actions Read More >>

Facts and Figures

Part 1: 10-Year Snapshot of the Connector Industry 2003-2013

10-Year Snapshot of the Connector Industry The phrase “significant change” doesn’t adequately describe what happened in the connector industry over the past 10 years. Specifically, between 2003 and 2013, the connector industry: Experienced roller coaster swings in connector demand, setting new industry records for declines and increases Suffered the worst price erosion in decades, followed Read More >>

Consumer Market in the Crossroads, consumer market for cable assemblies

Consumer Market Sales at a Crossroads

Will consumer market sales pickup again in 2014 and 2015? Bishop tracks 11 companies in the consumer market sector. For the full year 2012, these companies’ combined consumer market sales grew 4.5% year over year and had collective revenues of $475.9 billion. Growth in the consumer market, as measured by Bishop, has been tepid in Read More >>