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World Cable Assembly Market

Published: April 2017

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?

2017 World Cable Assembly Market, a new research report from industry leader Bishop & Associates, addresses these questions and many more. This 17-chapter, 220-page report provides a detailed analysis in US dollars for the years 2016 through 2022, 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 2017 World Cable Assembly Market now.

World Connector Market Handbook

Published: April 2017

2017 World Connector Market Handbook

Bishop and Associates has just released the 2017 edition of the World Connector Market Handbook.

This comprehensive seven-chapter, 228-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 2007 – 2016, and projections for 2017 and 2022 (including five-year CAGRs).

Digital Transformation – Industrial IoT and the Connector Market

Published: March 2017

Digital Transformation – Industrial IoT and the Connector Market

After the first (mechanization), second (mass production), and third (automation) industrial revolutions, the fourth industrial revolution has arrived on our doorstep and is dubbed the “Internet of Things” (IoT). The IoT will impact every aspect of our lives and the world we live in.

  • What does the Industrial Internet of Things mean for the connector market?
  • Which (communication) technologies are leading the way?
  • Which market sub-sectors are experiencing substantial growth due IoT implementation? Can we quantify the impact of the Industrial IoT on the connector market?
  • What are regional shares and growth rates by IIoT sub-sector, for the IIoT market?

Bishop & Associates newest research report, Digital Transformation – Industrial IoT and the Connector Market; Industrial IoT as the Driver of Connectivity – Smart Factory – Smart Grid – Smart City examines the Industrial IoT, with a detailed analysis of three key sub-sectors of the Industrial IoT. The report provides information on available communication technologies, applications within the Industrial IoT, and current and potential opportunities for connectors. Tables are included detailing connector potential by sub-sector, region, and connector type. Like previous industrial revolutions, the Industrial IoT has the potential to bring about profound changes. Be ready for the next industrial revolution, order your copy of Digital Transformation – Industrial IoT and the Connector Market.

2017 North American Cable Assembly Manufacturers

Published: February 2017

The 2017 North American Cable Assembly Manufacturers report is a 1,200 page report, in PDF format, containing profiles on 1,105 companies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico that manufacture cable assemblies for resale.

The profiles include company name, address, phone number, business manager, website, estimated 2015 worldwide revenues, facility size, manufacturing locations by region of the world, markets served, product types manufactured, agency approvals/certifications, minority business designations, and a brief description of the business.

The report also contains a chapter on the worldwide cable assembly market, and a statistical/high level analysis of the profiles and summary of the information collected.

Purchase information:

Report PDF: $4,450

Report PDF + sortable Excel Spreadsheet: $5,745

(Please call 630-443-2702 to order the Excel file)

The Bishop Report (Single User License)

Published: January 2017

Published monthly, The Bishop Report is one of the best, and most relied upon, sources of information on the world connector industry. Each year, Bishop & Associates analyzes the North American, Japanese, Asia-Pacific, and European electronic connector markets by region, country, end-use equipment, and product line. Additionally, The Bishop Report provides detailed forecasts for each of these world connector markets.

An important feature in The Bishop Report is the How's Business updates covering the performance and profitability of the connector industry. Each quarter, Bishop & Associates recaps information derived from public and proprietary sources to provide the industry with current, and projected trends in both sales and profits.

Connector News Briefs (50 to 75 News Briefs a Year) are emailed to you when important news events occur that influence the connector industry. This service is free with your subscription to The Bishop Report.

You may also add on a subscription to The Connector Industry Yearbook. This report is based on annual reports provided by publicly traded connector companies. Income statements and balance sheets are consolidated for the past ten (10) years, (5) years, and most current year, providing benchmarks on the industry and the overall performance of the public connector companies.

The Bishop Report and Connector Industry Yearbook (Single user license)

Published: January 2017

Published monthly, The Bishop Report is one of the best and most relied upon sources of information on the world connector industry. Each year, Bishop & Associates analyzes the North American, Japanese, Asia-Pacific, and European electronic connector markets by region, country, end-use equipment, and product line. Additionally, The Bishop Report provides detailed forecasts for each of these world connector markets.

Another important feature of The Bishop Report is the How's Business updates on the performance and profitability of the connector industry. Each quarter, Bishop & Associates recaps' information derived from public and proprietary sources to provide the industry with current, and projected trends in both sales and profits.

Connector News Briefs (50 to 75 News Briefs a Year) are emailed to you when important news events occur that influence the connector industry. This service is free with your subscription to The Bishop Report.

The Connector Industry Yearbook report is based on annual reports provided by publicly traded connector companies. Income statements and balance sheets are consolidated for the past ten (10) years, (5) years, and most current year, providing benchmarks on the industry and the overall performance of the public connector companies.

The World's Connector Companies (Corporate License)

Published: January 2017

The World's Connector Companies

The World's Connector Companies (WCC) website contains profiles of over 700 worldwide connector companies, identifying annual sales, products manufactured, markets served, headquarters location, website URL, number of employees, plant locations, company leadership, company history, and more.

The WCC website provides the ability to create selection criteria to view a subset of the companies based on annual sales, products, markets and regions. Each query results in a report of companies matching only the defined criteria. The resulting report may be printed, or saved to a file, to share with others.

The annual subscription includes a corporate license allowing an unlimited number of subscribers from the same company to access the website.

Demonstration

If you would like a demonstration of the site, contact Lynda Nolen at lnolen@bishopinc.com.

The Bishop Report & Connector Industry Yearbook (Corporate License)

Published: January 2017

Published monthly, The Bishop Report is one of the best and most relied upon sources of information on the world connector industry. Each year, Bishop & Associates analyzes the North American, Japanese, Asia-Pacific, and European electronic connector markets by region, country, end-use equipment, and product line. Additionally, The Bishop Report provides detailed forecasts for each of these world connector markets.

Another important feature of The Bishop Report is the How's Business updates on the performance and profitability of the connector industry. Each quarter, Bishop & Associates recaps' information derived from public and proprietary sources to provide the industry with current, and projected trends in both sales and profits.

Connector News Briefs (50 to 75 News Briefs a Year) are emailed to you when important news events occur that influence the connector industry. This service is free with your subscription to The Bishop Report.

This subscription also includes The Connector Industry Yearbook report based on annual reports provided by publicly traded connector companies. Income statements and balance sheets are consolidated for the past ten (10) years, (5) years, and most current year, providing benchmarks on the industry and the overall performance of the public connector companies.

Medical Electronics Market for Connectors

Published: January 2017

Medical Electronics Market for Connectors

  • What trends are driving growth in the medical equipment sector? What role will demographics play in this growth and how will it affect product design and marketing? What role will technologies like robotics, 5G Ethernet, mobile health (mHealth), or artificial intelligence play in the growth of the medical equipment sector?
  • Who are the major connector suppliers to the medical equipment sector and what types of connector products are they supplying? Who are the major medical equipment manufacturers? What role do government regulations play in the design, marketing, and sale of medical equipment? How do regulations affect export and import demands?
  • How important are design features such as low insertion force, non-magnetic materials, polarization capabilities, and the ability to handle a variety of contact types, including power, signal, fiber, and fluid?

Bishop & Associates newest research report, Medical Electronics Market for Connectors analyzes the many aspects involved in the design, development, approval, and marketing of connectors used in the medical market. Tables are included detailing medical connector market sales by region, by medical equipment sub-sector, and by connector product type for the years 2015 through 2021, including a five-year CAGR. A market sector where failure can literally be the difference between life and death, the medical market for connectors may offer designers and manufactures numerous challenges, but the rewards will generally outweigh the challenges.

Connector Industry Forecast

Published: December 2016

2016

Connector Industry

Forecast

  • How has the connector industry performed in 2016?
  • How is the connector industry anticipated to perform in 2017 and beyond?
  • Which markets and sub-sectors showed the most growth in 2016, which markets and sub-sectors will show the most growth by 2021?
  • What effect did exchange rates have on the connector industry in 2016?
  • Where does connector confidence stand today and how does it compare to connector confidence six months ago?
  • What market trends prevailed in 2016, which will prevail in 2017?

Bishop & Associates research report, Connector Industry Forecast, reviews total world connector sales in 2016 and provides a comprehensive analysis by region and market sector of projected connector sales for 2017 through 2021. Connector sales are broken down by region, market sector and sub-sector, to provide a detailed analysis, in US dollars, of the world connector industry.

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

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.

European Connector Market Handbook

Published: June 2016

In 2015, Europe accounted for 20%

of worldwide connector demand.

  • Which European countries/regions drove this demand?
  • What market sectors outperformed the average (European) market and which sectors were underperforming?
  • Which European countries/regions and market sectors will offer the best growth prospects over the next five-years?
  • What are the leading product categories within specific end-use equipment markets?
  • Who are the leading connector manufacturers in the European connector market?
  • Which leading OEMs do we find in the various countries?
  • How does the FX market affect the European connector market?

Bishop & Associates, a leader in electronic connector research, has just released a new 2016 European Connector Market research report. This comprehensive, five-chapter, 273-page, report analyzes all aspects of the $10.5 billion European electronic connector market.

European Connector Market 2015, 2016-2021 provides detailed connector statistics by equipment sector and product category for 19 countries/regions. Included is a chapter on specific end-use equipment markets and a chapter on the market dynamics in Europe. Data is provided for the years 2014, 2015, 2016E, and a forecast for 2021 (including five-year CAGRs). A region steeped in tradition and recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, the European connector market offers something for everyone, be able to identify and find your niche, order you copy of the European Connector Market 2015, 2016-2021.

World Electric Vehicle Connector Market

Published: May 2016

Bishop & Associates new research report, World Electric Vehicle Connector Market, analyzes the world market for electric vehicles. Detailed statistics by vehicle type, connector type, electrical system and region are supplied for the years 2015, 2016F and 2020F. Statistical information is also provided detailing battery types and charging systems.

  • In 2015, 2.8 million electric vehicles were produced. Which region produced the largest number of vehicles? Which region is anticipated to be the production leader in 2020?
  • Of the 2.8 million electric vehicles produced in 2015, what percentage were pluggable, hybrid electric or full electric?
  • Although a variety of connector types are used in the manufacturing of electric vehicles, which connector types are most prominent and which ones are anticipated to show the highest growth?
  • The increase in charging stations is critical to the long-term growth of electric vehicles. How quickly is this market anticipated to grow and how large will the market be by 2020F? What connectors are used in the distribution of charging stations, public or private?
  • Battery costs and efficiencies have been improving at a fast pace, will this continue over the next 5-years and which battery type accounts for the largest share of batteries used in the production of electric light cars and trucks?

Although currently accounting for a little over 3% of worldwide automotive production, the electric vehicle market is anticipated to double in size over the next five-years. Be prepared for this robust growth, order your copy of World Electric Vehicle Connector Market.

Civil Aviation Market for Connectors

Published: January 2016

For the last 10 years, Airbus and Boeing have sold and built planes at a record pace. Will this continue into the next decade, or is there change in the air?

  • Are Airbus and Boeing positioned to handle an increase in commercial aircraft, which analysts say will be necessary to satisfy future demand?
  • Will Airbus and Boeing continue to reign as leaders in the air, or will increased competition from other aircraft manufacturers chip away at this empire?
  • Which regions or countries are most likely to profit from increased demand? How will this affect the connector suppliers supporting the civil aviation market?
  • What peripheral markets are driven by the civil aviation market? How will technology changes, such as increased computerization, robots, and outsourcing, affect this industry?
  • What connector types are poised to show significant growth as the industry expands? What connectors will be used in additional passenger conveniences? Or used in applications to decrease fuel consumption? And, what connections will be needed as drones and spacecraft are commercialized?

The aviation industry is comprised of commercial and general aviation, as well as commercial spacecraft, drones, and training equipment. The civil aviation market has expanded greatly over the last decade, but what does the future hold? Will this expansion continue, and at what pace and cost? This report analyzes these topics and other decisive trends relevant to the growth and stability of this market sector. The report looks at the past, present, and future of the civil aviation market, and provides valuable insight to companies whose products or services are utilized now, or will be used in the future, in this dynamic market.

PC, Tablet & Smartphone Market Analysis and Forecast 2015-2020

Published: December 2015

PC, Tablet & Smartphone Market Analysis and Forecast 2015-2020

In 2015, an Estimated 30 Billion Connectors were used in the Manufacturing of PCs, Tablets and Smartphones!

  • Will PCs, tablets or smartphones show the most growth in units going forward? In connector sales dollars?
  • Will the convergence of these three alter the mindset of the consumer, the manufacturer, the designer or the connector supplier?
  • Which regions or countries are most likely to profit from this convergence? Which ones have the most to lose?
  • Who were the manufacturing leaders in PCs, tablets, and smartphones?
  • Are there potential new players on the horizon that could alter this present lineup?
  • What type of affect will continued system integration, fewer I/O ports, and direct attach of CPU and DRAM have on the number of connectors used?
  • What role will wearables, like the smartwatch play in this market?

This new report examines these issues, and other crucial elements pertinent to the growth and stability of these products. This report analyzes, by units and connector dollars, the impact the growth or demise of each of these products has on the connector industry. The report provides important information for anyone whose products, services or intellectual capacity touch these technologies. Be prepared for what the future holds, order your copy of PC, Tablet and Smartphone Market Analysis and Forecast 2015-2020.

World Automotive Connector Market

Published: September 2015

World Automotive Connector Market

What Applications Are “Driving” the Explosive Growth in the Automotive Connector Market?

  • Will these same applications continue to “fuel” this growth in the next five years?
  • Will growth of automotive connectors continue to outpace other end-use equipment sectors?
  • Which sub-sectors/applications of the automotive connector market will show the greatest growth over the next 5-years?
  • Which regions and countries are accelerating this growth?
  • By connector application and type, where will the focus be concentrated?
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With a market share of over 22%, automotive connectors represent the largest market sector for connectors. This market sector has also consistently been one of the fastest growing sectors, a result of both increasing vehicle production around the world and growing broad based applications of electronics, to control and monitor functions throughout the vehicle. Bishop & Associates newest research report, World Automotive Connector Market, examines this dynamic market, providing a quantitative analysis by region of the world, country, application and connector type. Increase your connector insight into this fast growth market, order your copy of World Automotive Connector Market 2015-2020.

Fiber Optic Connector Market 2015-2020

Published: August 2015

Fiber Optic Connector Market 2015-2020

  • Will copper still be a viable option as data rates reach 400 Gb/s and beyond?
  • Which fiber optic connector types will exhibit strongest growth over the next 5-years?.
  • What effect does attenuation have on signal strength? What other impairments potentially encourage a progression from copper to fiber?
  • Includes five-year sales forecast for FO connectors by market segment, fiber optic connector type and region of the world.

This report highlights new fiber optic connector business opportunities for connector manufacturers, and looks at the impact newer networking technologies will have on equipment suppliers.

Harsh Environment Connectors and Markets 2015

Published: July 2015

This four chapter, 306-page research report provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of nine selected markets that use connectors designed for use in harsh environments.

The report contains data about harsh environment connector sales for the years 2013 through 2015F by end use equipment market segments, by product type and by region of the world.

A five-year forecast is provided for 2020.

Connector Types and Technologies Poised for Growth

Published: June 2015

This research report identifies 17 specific connector types that are expected to grow at a significantly faster rate than the general market over the next five years. This 22-chapter, 220-page report defines the key characteristics of each connector, as well as provides typical applications, major manufacturers along with projected market values and five year CAGR. This report also reviews emerging trends and technologies that are likely to have a major impact on connector design and applications over this same period.

Each connector type is defined with a product description including key mechanical and electrical performance characteristics, as well as the rational for its selection. Major applications are also identified. A global market value and forecast to 2020 documents our growth expectations for each connector type.

Many of the selected interfaces have existed in the market for several years, but emerging applications will propel their growth well beyond that of the general connector market. Some legacy connector types, for instance, are being adapted to high-speed differential signaling, which will allow implementation in next-generation equipment. In other cases, entirely new interfaces will likely show significant percentage growth from near zero as they are implemented in new high-volume applications.

Top 100 Cable Assembly Companies

Published: January 2015

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In 2014, Industry Sales

of Cable Assemblies

Totaled Nearly $136 Billion!

  • Who came out on top?
  • What countries are home to these companies?
  • What were these companies’ total sales by region?

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

Bishop & Associates’ Top 100 Cable Assembly Companies report will help you identify the companies that impact your business.

This five-chapter, 298-page, in-depth analysis of the Top 100 companies provides:

  • Company names, addresses, 2013 total revenues, 2013 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 3 summarizes the world cable assembly market to put these companies in context. The chapter includes the worldwide size and forecast of the market by region, by market sector and by product type. Driving factors for each regional market are discussed in this chapter.

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

Connector Industry Roadmap

Published: December 2014

Connector Industry Roadmap

One of the most difficult jobs for manufacturing personnel is to forecast future demand, trends, and changes or enhancements in technology. Bishop & Associates’ Connector Industry Roadmap will take the guesswork out of this process. This six-chapter, in-depth analysis and historical perspective of the connector and electronic components industry provides:

  • A multidimensional look into industry trends, technology strategies, and industrial competitiveness in the electronic component and connector industry
  • Analysis of the major elements of the electronics industry that parallel, intersect, and influence the design, development, and use of connectors
  • Details of more than 18 major product roadmaps, with technical parameters, forecasts, encroachment, and possible roadblocks over the next decade.

Why leave these important decisions to chance? Let Bishop & Associates, the connector industry experts, assist you!

Evolving Wireless Power and Data Interconnects

Published: November 2014

Evolving Wireless Power and Data Interconnects

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What effect will the growing use of wireless and contactless connectivity have on the traditional connector market and what opportunities will this technology provide designers of electronic products?

The explosive market for mobile devices has begun to change the paradigm of connectivity with demand for interfaces that free the device from the tether of signal and power cables. A host of both short and long range wireless connectivity standards such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and RFID offer wireless links that are effectively replacing traditional connectors on an expanding universe of remote and mobile devices. At the same time, wireless charging technology offers the convenience of consumer-friendly battery charging while eliminating the need for a power connector on the device.

As more electronic devices become mobile, the implications for standard copper interfaces continue to grow. The expanding array of wireless interconnection options is providing new challenges and opportunities for designers of electronic devices as well as connector manufacturers.

So, how will wireless and contactless connectivity effect the traditional connector market? What are the implications on copper and fiber interconnects as we know them today? Bishop’s new report – Evolving Wireless Power and Data Interconnects – discusses these issues and more, as the demand for wireless alternatives races ahead.

This report examines:

  • The basic characteristics of wireless and contactless technology, reviewing advantages and limitations along with examples of typical applications where the technology has been implemented.
  • The effect contactless interconnects can have on data rates and system packaging.
  • The use of millimeter wave transmission as a possible solution to the looming shortage of available frequency bands.
  • Which market sectors will benefit most from wireless and contactless connectivity and will the Internet of Things spur the evolution of this technology?
Multi-Gigabit Datacom Connectors and Cable Assemblies Market

Published: November 2014

Is Your Company Prepared As 100G Expands in the Gigabit Market?

The overall market for Gigabit and above connectors and cable assemblies is expected to top $9.4 billion in 2014. The largest market by far is Ethernet. While 40G Ethernet ports are now mainstream, 100G is just starting to be implemented in LANs. With a double-digit 5-year CAGR, 100G connector products and cable assemblies are anticipated to show significant growth, while sales of connector products and assemblies used in Gigabit Ethernet applications will decline significantly.

Is your company prepared for this change? Bishop’s brand new report - Multi-Gigabit Datacom Connectors and Cable Assemblies Market – will help your company prepare for this exciting and challenging time.

This report provides:

  • Assessment of the key connector and cable assemblers in this market – CommScope, Corning, Panduit, The Siemon Company and many others – their current and anticipated products and how they compare with mega connector and cable assembler’s like Amphenol, Molex and TE Connectivity.
  • Information on how top-of-rack (ToR) switching and SFP+ direct attach copper cables, effect installation timing and cost upgrading in data centers, as well as current ToR configurations.
  • Answers the question “How will finally having 10GBASE-T influence the 10GBASE-SR (10G short-reach optics) market?”
The World Industrial Market for Connectors

Published: October 2014

This seven chapter, 258 page, research report provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the World Industrial Market for Connectors.

The report covers connector sales data for the years 2011 through 2014 by industrial end-use equipment market sector, by product type and by region of the world.

A five-year forecast is provided for 2019.

2014 Non-Automotive Transportation Market for Connectors

Published: May 2014

This 11-chapter, 436 page research report provides a detailed analysis of the non-automotive transportation market for connectors, exploring the various segments and sub-segments of the marketplace and the connector types used within these segments.

Segments discussed in this report include:

  • commercial aviation
  • rail
  • commercial marine
  • heavy equipment
  • commercial vehicles
  • recreation vehicles
The World Distribution Market for Connectors

Published: April 2014

This nine-chapter, 297-page report provides a comprehensive analysis of the distribution market for connectors through the POP and POS channels. POP and POS sales are provide for the years 2008 through 2013, with a forecast for the year 2018.

Power Connectors in Computing and Datacom Applications

Published: March 2014

This Bishop and Associates, Inc. 11-chapter, 174 page research report provides a detailed analysis of the market for high-current power connectors designed specifically to perform in computing and datacom equipment. This report explores how the industry has evolved from a relatively stable niche in the overall electronic connector market to one that is rapidly changing in order to support dramatically increasing power consumption.

Market values and forecasts covering the period 2011 through 2018 are provided along with CAGR figures by region of the world. Charts for each region illustrate the proliferation of power connectors over the 2012 through 2018 period.

Server Systems and Connector Forecast 2010-2020

Published: January 2014

The 2014 Server Systems and Connector Forecast 2010 – 2020 research report is a comprehensive six-chapter, 112-page report which analyzes the server market, providing detailed information on server unit sales by business segment and connector usage. The report provides detailed server unit statistics, as well as connector market statistics and background information by server business segment. Server business segments covered in this report include:

  • Enterprise/World Corporate Cloud Servers
  • Midrange Servers
  • Rack-Blade Servers
  • Open System Servers
  • Micro-Servers

Server Market

The approximately $50B+ server market has had a nominal 5-7.5% AGR with higher growth cycles in up years. Major business-to-business segments of the industry are sensitive to economic cycles. 2011 was an up year after the 2008-2009 recession and recovery in 2010. The market was led in revenues by IBM (33.7%), followed by HP (26.9%), Dell (14.6%), Oracle-Sun (5.3%), Fujitsu (3.6%) and all others (15.8%).

World's Emerging Connector Markets: Brazil, Israel, Russia, South Africa and Other

Published: December 2013

2013 World’s Emerging Connector Markets; The ROW Connector Market with Focus on Brazil, Israel, Russia, and South Africa is a six-chapter, 288-page, report analyzing the $2.7 billion “Rest of the World – ROW” electronic connector market. The report provides detailed connector market statistics and background information by end-use equipment market and product type for four countries in the ROW region and the group “other ROW countries”.

Heavy Equipment Market for Connectors

Published: November 2013

This report examine two separate sectors containing eleven individual segments of the Heavy Equipment industry for contributions in the application of electronic interconnect devices.

The report provides connector forecasts for eleven segments of this market by region, heavy equipment type and product type for each of these sectors, as well as identifies key suppliers, and applications.

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Mobile Backhaul Network Technologies and Connectivity Market

Published: October 2013

This 6 chapter research report covering mobile backhaul network discusses the technologies used in mobile backhaul network, equipment involved, and connectivity products needed to support these solutions.

Evolving High-Speed Backplane Connectors 6 to 40 Gb/s

Published: June 2013

Traditional, Midplane, Orthogonal, Ruggedized, Cable and Fiber Optic - 6 to 40+ Gb/s

This 10-chapter, 217 page research report provides a detailed analysis of the market for high-speed backplane connectors designed specifically to perform in 6 to 40 Gb/s circuits.

In addition to traditional backplane architecture, this report provides insight on emerging packaging options that are spurring interest in midplane, orthogonal, ruggedized, cable, and fiber optic backplane connectors.

North American Distributor Market for Connectors

Published: April 2013

This ten-chapter research report analyzes the North American Distributor Market for Connectors.

The 152-page report provides a comprehensive analysis of the North American distribution market for connectors through the POS (distributor sales to OEMs and CEMs) channels. POS sales are provided for the years 2011 through 2013, and a 2017 forecast.

World Renewable Energy Connector Market

Published: September 2012

This twelve chapter, 211 page research report, provides both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the World Renewable Energy Market for connectors.

This report explores the solar and wind energy market segments within the Renewable Energy market, focusing on applications that represent growth opportunities for connector manufacturers actively selling into these markets. Both contain an impressive amount of interconnect content, ongoing product development, new standards and technologies, with strong global attention and economic support.

Each chapter specific to the noted renewable energy segments identifies connector content and opportunities, as well as market conditions, market drivers, key players, technology and applications. A series of tables and charts for each market segment includes 2010 and 2011 connector sales by product type and region, with percent change. In addition, a five-year forecast (2011 to 2016) is provided by region, connector category and CAGR.

World Military Market for Connectors

Published: January 2012

This report provides a quantitative analysis of the World Military Connector Market. This 16 chapter, 315-page research report identifies current major military programs and future applications with high growth potential, and provides a breakdown of the market value for connectors by region, by type, and wherever possible, by application.

Connector sales and forecasts are presented for the years 2009, 2010, and 2015.

The World Rail Market for Connectors

Published: November 2011

This Bishop and Associates fourteen chapter research report provides a comprehensive analysis of the worldwide connector market for rail.

This report furnishes detailed statistics on 4 key segments of the rail industry:

  • Rolling stock
  • Rail control
  • Aftermarket
  • Infrastructure

In addition, detailed information covering rail road and key technology trends, as well as application information is provided.

Indian Connector Market, 2009, 2010-2014

Published: April 2011

On the basis of thorough research of the local industry, including international and local connector manufacturers, Bishop & Associates has recently published a research report on the Indian Connector Market. The report illustrates clearly which industries are beginning to develop and how the connector industry in India differs from other regions in the world in terms of end—use equipment and overall product mix.

Based on the researched data, Bishop & Associates developed three possible growth scenarios for the Indian Connector Market. The Indian connector market may well reach a five-year compound average growth rate between 2009 and 2014 of 14.5 to 23.4 percent depending on the growth scenario that develops. Whatever the outcome, the Indian connector market will be worth well over US$ 1.1 billion by 2014. That justifies a closer look at the Indian Connector Market.

The World Consumer Electronics Market for Connectors

Published: February 2011

This eight chapter report covers market trends and outlooks for the Consumer Electronic Products Market. The purpose of this report is to provide:

  • A comprehensive set of baseline numbers on consumer electronic products – in units of equipment, by region of the world, that can be used to forecast connector companies TAM/SAM in applicable connector products.
  • Input on Consumer Electronics (CE) equipment, across official market segments that operate in the consumer space: home appliance (expanded definition), home/home-office computer equipment, and consumer electronic products.
  • Market segment connector TAMs in dollars for regions of the world.
Fiber Optic Connectors in Military and Commercial Applications

Published: January 2011

This 13-chapter research report explores the rapidly evolving technology and interface components supporting data transmission via optical fiber.

This report includes a tutorial addressing the basics of optical transmission, as well as a review of current and recently announced connectors offered by leading suppliers.

Typical applications in both military and commercial are discussed.

The Market for Filtered Connectors in Commercial and Military Applications

Published: July 2010

This Bishop and Associates 14 chapter market research report provides a detailed analysis of connectors that feature the capability of mitigating the negative effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and/or electrostatic discharge (ESD).