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World Cable Assembly Market

Published: May 2018

What are the growth markets and regions for

cable assemblies in the next five years?

  • Which regions, markets, and cable assembly types have the highest growth prospects?
  • What technical and economic trends are affecting the cable assembly industry?
  • What cable assembly types are being used by market sector and region?
  • Where should business investments be focused?

2018 World Cable Assembly Market, a new research report from industry leader Bishop & Associates, addresses these questions and many more. This 17-chapter, 219-page report provides a detailed analysis in US dollars for the years 2017 through 2023, by region, end-use equipment sector, and cable assembly type. Our analysis is provided numerically and graphically, allowing the reader to easily view and understand upcoming trends.

Constantly evolving technology is having a profound effect on the design and implementation of cable assemblies. Discover which cable assemblies will benefit most from this evolution and where to focus investments. Order your copy of 2018 World Cable Assembly Market now.

Fiber Optic Connector and Cable Assembly Market 2017-2022

Published: April 2018

Fiber Optic Connector and Cable Assembly Market 2017-2022

Important in nearly every aspect of the connector industry, fiber optic technologies are playing an increasingly key role in the future growth of the connector industry.

  • Which fiber optic connector and assembly types currently dominate the market? Will this change in the next five years?
  • Which fiber optic connector types will exhibit strongest growth over the next five-years? What fiber optic connector types will show the least growth?
  • What applications are driving the growth of fiber optic connectors and assemblies?
  • In which market sector are fiber optic connectors and assemblies most prevalent? Will this change over the next five-years? What types of applications within this sector are driving this growth?
  • Which suppliers are best aligned to address this growing market?

Bishop & Associates newest research report, Fiber Optic Connector and Cable Assembly Market 2017-2022, provides answers to these questions and others. A product type that is finding application in every market sector, fiber optic connectors are forecasted to be one of the strongest growing connector types over the next five-years. What are the market trends? What technology developments lead to new FO connector design? And in which regions will the greatest growth occur? Make sure your company is prepared as the market for fiber optic connectors explodes, order your copy of Fiber Optic Connector and Cable Assembly Market 2017-2022.

World Connector Market Handbook

Published: March 2018

2018 World Connector Market Handbook

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Bishop and Associates has released the 2018 edition of the World Connector Market Handbook.

This comprehensive seven-chapter, 229-page, report analyzes all aspects of the world electronic connector market. The report provides detailed connector statistics by equipment sector and product category for North America, Europe, Japan, China, Asia Pacific, and the ROW region.

Included is a complete chapter on worldwide connector industry results by region, equipment sector, and product category. Data is provided for the years 2008 – 2017, and projections for 2018 and 2023 (including five-year CAGRs).

IC Socket Market - System and Connector Forecast 2016 to 2023

Published: March 2018

IC Socket Market - System and Connector Forecast 2016 to 2023

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IC sockets have been used for many years for different, evolving reasons. Since sockets add to material costs, no one would use them unless they had a good reason – or are basically following a standard operating procedure that has worked for previous generations.

With the advent of modern digital circuitry and increasing importance of mobile electronics, socket use has waned somewhat. In recent years, this is also due to advances in surface mount technology, mated height restrictions, lower procurement and system assembly cost versus socketing.

Then, why would anyone socket? A number of reasons apply and include:

  • Costly and somewhat fragile, ICs can be spared the heat and mechanical stresses associated with automated circuit board assembly.
  • Sockets can be ‘quarantined’ in special theft-proof lockers, catalogued for specific circuit board use, and installed by trained technicians.
  • Sockets can even be installed at final system configuration and test, so as to further insure their proper use and potentially avoid tariffs or duties imposed by foreign governments.

Bishop & Associates research report, IC Socket Market - System and Connector Forecast - 2016 - 2023 examines these reasons and others. This report discusses why IC sockets are still being used and, in some applications, are growing. The report looks at current IC socket applications and examines present and future factors which are anticipated to change the way we develop, market, procure and utilize IC sockets.

Computer Market and Big Data Systems and Connectors 2017 to 2022 and Beyond

Published: January 2018

Computer Market and Big Data Systems and Connectors 2017 to 2022 and Beyond

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Worldwide the third largest market sector, the computer and computer peripheral market, generated $8.4 billion in connector sales in 2017. Covering a variety of equipment types including desktop computers, mobile computers (laptops and tablets), servers, storage equipment, and computer peripherals, the computer market is presently undergoing a major change which will challenge OEMs and suppliers alike.

  • What is triggering and driving this change?
  • What role is cloud computing and public data centers playing in this change?
  • How is the transfer of hardware procurement and installation changing?
  • How will this change affect the traditional role of the connector manufacturer?
  • What role will photonics play in future computer systems?

Bishop & Associates latest research report, Computer Market and Big Data Systems and Connectors 2017 to 2022 and Beyond provides the answers to these questions and others. The report looks at current connectors and systems and examines present and future factors which are anticipated to change the way we develop, market, procure and install these products. Understand this change and be prepared for it, order your copy of Bishop & Associates latest research report Computer Market and Big Data Systems and Connectors 2017 to 2022 and Beyond.

Connector Industry Forecast

Published: December 2017

2017

Connector Industry

Forecast

  • How is the connector industry performing in 2017?
  • How is the connector industry anticipated to perform in 2018 and beyond?
  • Which markets and sub-sectors are showing the most growth in 2017, in 2022?
  • What outside factors affected connector growth in 2016? In 2017?
  • Historically, how is 2017’s performance impacting demand?
  • What market trends will prevail in 2018 and beyond and why?

Bishop & Associates newest research report, Connector Industry Forecast reviews total world connector sales in 2017 and provides a comprehensive analysis by region and market sector of connector sales for 2017 and projected sales through 2022. With connector sales broken down by region, market sector and sub-sector, this report provides a detailed analysis in US dollars of the world connector industry.

Be attuned to the markets and sub-sectors that drove connector sales in 2017 and those that will drive it beyond, order your copy of the Connector Industry Forecast.

Top 100 Cable Assembly Companies

Published: December 2017

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In 2016, Industry Sales

of Cable Assemblies

Totaled Nearly $140 Billion!

  • Who came out on top?
  • What countries were home to these companies?
  • What were their total sales by region?
  • How much of the industry do the Top 100 represent?

Know your competitors and know your acquisition targets. Who are the biggest companies out there in the worldwide cable assembly industry? How might they impact you or help you?

Bishop & Associates’ Top 100 Cable Assembly Companies will help you identify the companies that impact your business. This three-chapter, in-depth analysis of the top 100 companies provides:

  • Company names, addresses, total revenues, cable assembly revenues, number of employees, types of markets served, types of products manufactured, plus additional information on the businesses and their locations worldwide.
  • Chapter 2 summarizes the world cable assembly market in 2016 to put these companies in context. The chapter includes the worldwide size of the market by region and high-level statistics on the Top 100.
  • Chapter 3 lists the Top 100 companies in descending order by total sales and then lists the profiles in alphabetical order. The profiles are one to seventeen pages in length.

Know your market! Let Bishop & Associates, the connector and cable assembly industry experts, assist you!

Evolving High-Speed Backplane Connectors

Published: November 2017

The market for high-speed backplane connectors continues to evolve. Although relatively few entirely new backplane connector families have been introduced over the last few years, existing flagship interfaces have continued to experience performance upgrades. In many cases, the manufacturers of these advanced connector families have spent this time implementing some fine tuning of their design as well as filling out their product family offerings to include midplane, orthogonal midplane, orthogonal direct and cable backplane options.

This Bishop and Associates research report analyzes the expanding role and market for high-speed traditional, midplane, orthogonal, cable, ruggedized, and fiber optic backplane connectors designed to perform in the 6 to 50+ Gb/s arena. The report reviews the basic technology underlying high-speed backplane connectors and outlines current and anticipated applications that demand them. Detailed analysis compares performance of high-speed backplane connectors from leading suppliers, as well as the challenges designers face in predicting connector performance in very specific applications. The report also reviews related system elements including driver and receiver technology, printed circuit board materials and design, as well as channel modeling, design support, second sourcing imperatives, and performance measurement systems.

What high-speed backplane connector type will see the most growth over the next five-year period? Will fiber optic backplane connectors see a breakthrough? Which region will see the greatest growth in high-speed backplane connectors and what type of high-speed backplane connector? Bishop’s new report – Evolving High-Speed Backplane Connectors – discusses, examines, and analyzes in detail these questions, providing forecast numbers by backplane type and region for the years 2016 through 2022.