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The World Market for Terminal Blocks

Published: November 2016

The World Market for Terminal Blocks

By 2021, it is estimated that terminal block sales will exceed $3 billion.

  • When selecting a terminal block for a specific application, a particular set of differentiators make this selection easier. What are those differentiators and how do they affect the selection?
  • In industrial control applications, what are some of the advantages of using DIN rail mount terminal blocks?
  • What terminal block style/type is most prevalent in China, North America, or the Asia Pacific region? In what applications are terminal blocks most predominate?
  • Where are terminal blocks used in automotive applications? In computer/peripheral, consumer and instrumentation applications?
  • A variety of methods exist for terminating wire to a terminal block or terminating a terminal block to a printed circuit board. What criterion determines the best termination method for an application? Which method, or methods, offer the most secure termination? Which offer the quickest termination, or the most economical termination?

Terminal blocks are used extensively in a multiplicity of applications. Both electronic and electrical terminal blocks provide a quick, safe, reliable, and economical way to connect wires.

By 2021, it is estimated that terminal block sales will exceed $3 billion. What applications will drive this growth? What regions of the world will benefit from this growth? With a broad and international selection of manufacturers and suppliers, the terminal blocks market provides both opportunities and challenges.

Be prepared for the opportunities ahead, order your copy of The World Market for Terminal Blocks today.

Impact of Disruptive Innovations on Electronic Interconnects

Published: October 2016

Impact of Disruptive Innovations on Electronic Interconnects

What potential effect will new and innovative technologies have on electronic interconnects in the years to come?

  • What does the future hold for copper, fiber, and wireless interconnects? Will one outpace the other?
  • Which innovative technologies have the potential to drastically change the traditional process for new electronic interconnect development?
  • Can existing connector design and manufacturing technology produce connectors that will satisfy future application requirements via sustaining innovation?
  • Will the convergence of potentially disruptive technologies appearing on the horizon begin to obsolete many traditional interconnects as we know them?
  • What new technical requirements may spur the interconnect industry to take a more proactive role in the development of interconnect technology?

The evolution of connector design has traditionally followed a well-developed path. A need is recognized, a product designed, and the growth cycle begins. Will new innovations, their rate of adoption, and the technologies they represent change this path? Examining 10 potentially disruptive technologies, and their effect on traditional copper, fiber and wireless interconnect, is Bishop & Associates newest research report, Impact of Disruptive Innovations on Electronic Interconnects. Don’t let the past define your path to the future, order your copy of the Impact of Disruptive Innovations on Electronic Interconnects today.

World RF Coax Connector Market

Published: October 2016

World RF Coax Connector Market

  • How did the RF coax connector market perform in 2015? How is it anticipated to perform in 2016 and beyond?
  • How does the increase in frequency influence design, production tolerances, test equipment and cost?
  • What markets and geographical regions present the greatest potential for growth in RF (coaxial) connectors and why?
  • Which specific RF coax connector families and product types are projected to show the highest growth and how are connector manufacturers addressing this potential increase or decrease in demand?

Bishop & Associates latest research report, World RF Coax Connector Market recaps applicable RF connector technology, applications, trends, and marketplace information. RF coax connector sales for the years 2014, 2015, 2016F and 2021F are provided by RF connector family, RF connector types, worldwide and by regions of the world.

Projections include effects of trends for higher frequencies, broader application bandwidths, and international shifts. With a forecasted CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 to 2021, growth of the world RF coax connector market exceeds many other sectors.

With major changes currently are underway for coaxial connectors and applications, you will need to understand and prepare your company and customers for these changes by ordering your copy of World RF Coax Connector Market.

World Telecom Connector Market 2016-2021

Published: September 2016

World Telecom Connector Market 2016 - 2021

The second largest end-use equipment sector, the telecom market is anticipated to have connector sales of more than $11 billion in 2016, and $16 billion by 2021.

  • What factors will contribute to this growth? Will these same factors continue to drive this end-use equipment sector?
  • Which region will show the greatest increase over the forecast period? Will any of the regions show a decline?
  • Within the five primary telecom equipment categories, where is the greatest potential for growth. Which primary equipment category has the greatest potential for a decline over the forecast period?
  • During the forecast period, which of the various telecom equipment categories has the greatest probability of growth, of decline?
  • Which connector types will benefit the most from an increase in telecom connector sales? Will any connector types see a decrease in demand?

An end-use equipment market that is highly influenced by consumer behavior, the telecom connector market is the second largest market for connectors. The factors and trends driving this sector and the telecom equipment types that will benefit from this growth are presented in this new business intelligence report from industry leader, Bishop & Associates. The report provides analyses by primary equipment group, equipment type, region, and connector type, and includes detailed statistics of the world telecom connector market. Be prepared for the explosive growth in the telecom connector market, order your copy of the World Telecom Connector Market 2016 - 2021.

IoT’s Impact on the Telecom Connector Industry

Published: September 2016

IoT’s Impact on the Telecom Connector Industry

By 2020 there will be more than 50 billion devices connected to the Internet in some way, shape, or form. While most of these “things” will be connected wirelessly, they will still give rise to equipment that communicates and saves all the data that is being collected.

  • How will the increase in equipment needed to support the Internet of Things (IoT) impact the telecom connector industry? How will IoT applications in the computer and consumer industry affect the growth of the telecom industry?
  • Within the consumer, computer, and telecom sectors, what types of equipment will be impacted the most? Among connector types, which connectors will see the greatest growth and which connector types may see a decline in demand?
  • Which regions will most likely be affected by these changes, and will there be a switch in market dynamics as we see them today?
  • What role will technologies like near-field communications, RFID, Wi-Fi (including WiGig), and other wireless technologies like Visual Light Communication and TransferJet play in the growth of the IoT?
  • What data and telecom communication technologies have broadened and enhanced the host of mobile devices available today? What technologies lie on the horizon?

This report focuses on the telecom/datacom sector, and how the IoT intertwines applications within the consumer and computer sectors through the expansion and growth of the telecom industry. IoT’s Impact on the Telecom Connector Industry examines the equipment and connector types within these sectors most likely to be influenced by the IoT. The report offers a quantitative analysis by region, sector, equipment type, and predominant connector type, allowing those most affected by the growth of the IoT to accurately position themselves. Don’t be caught offline – order your copy today.

Top 100 Connector Manufacturers

Published: August 2016

Top 100 Connector Manufacturers

In 2015, the Top 100 Connector Manufacturers accounted for more than 91% of the total electronic connector market?

  • Who were the top 10 connector manufacturers in total sales?
  • What percentage of sales did the top 10 connector manufacturers account for? The top 50?
  • Which connector manufacturers had the greatest sales in the automotive sector, the industrial sector, or the computer and peripherals sector?
  • Who was the leader in fiber optic connector sales, RF connector sales, or circular connector sales?
  • By location of headquarters, in which region do the largest connector manufacturers reside?
  • Which connector manufacturers showed the greatest year-over-year growth? The greatest year-over-year decline?

Bishop & Associates newest research report, Top 100 Connector Manufacturers for 2015, provides answers to these questions and many more. Providing analysis by region, market sector, and product type, this report provides detailed statistics that benchmark the leading connector manufacturers. Know the connector companies that made the greatest impact in 2015 – order your copy of the Top 100 Connector Manufacturers.

High-Speed Board-to-Board Connectors

Published: August 2016

High-Speed Board-to-Board Connectors

Bishop & Associates research report, High-Speed Board-to-Board Connectors, analyzes high-speed connectors used to connect boards, memory modules, hard drives and solid-state drives in electronic systems and how these connectors are changing as a result of new data center and communications architectures.

  • What are the market drivers that influence the growth of high-speed board-to-board connectors? How important is signal integrity? What standards are impacting the design of board-to-board connectors? What industry trends are driving growth in board-to-board connectors?
  • What refinements in high-speed board-to-board connectors have allowed mezzanine connectors to approach the 25Gb/s system speed?
  • Which board-to-board connector types are anticipated to show the most growth over the next five years? Which types will see a decline?
  • Who are the major suppliers of board-to-board connectors and what segment of the market are they focusing on? How important is cross-licensing of electrically identical products and for which product types has this occurred?
Connector Industry Yearbook

Published: July 2016

Each year, Bishop & Associates prepares the Connector Industry Yearbook based on annual reports provided by publicly traded connector companies.

Income statements and balance sheets are consolidated for the past 10 years, 5 years, and most current year, providing benchmarks on the industry and the overall performance of the public connector companies. Featured in each issue are: consolidated history of the public companies, fifteen-year history of performance by company (including industry averages), and a chronological description of important 2015 industry events.