Connector Industry Reports

Connector Type

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?
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.

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.

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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Application Specific

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).


Circular

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).


Fiber Optic

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.


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.


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.


IC Socket

PCB

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?

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.


Power/High-Voltage

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.


RF Coax

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.


Rectangular I/O

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).


Telephone/Telecom

The High-Speed Datacom Communications and Connectivity Market – 2017 and Beyond

Published: June 2017

Is Your Company Prepared

as 100G Expands in the Gigabit Market?

This report analyzes:

  • What the shift to 40/100G means to the data center operator and the role that Fibre Channel and InfiniBand will play in this shift.
  • How top-of-rack (ToR) switching is affecting the network infrastructure.
  • Provides a detailed assessment of the key connector and cable assemblers in this market – Bel Connectivity, CommScope, Corning, Telegärtner, 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.

Be ready to move your company into this new era of cable and connectivity, order your copy of this report today.


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.


Structured Cabling and Connectivity Market

Published: March 2015

Are You Prepared for the Next Transition in Structured Cabling?

  • Are there still opportunities for copper?
  • What fiber products will dominate the structured cable market?
  • What role are new technologies playing?
  • How have these technologies affected port count?
  • How are suppliers making themselves standout?

Addressing these questions, and many more, is Bishop & Associates research report, Structured Cabling and Connectivity Market.

A market that was worth in excess of $14 billion dollars in 2014, the structured cable and connectivity market has undergone significant changes in the past few years. These changes coupled with increased competition, continued growth of data centers, increased prevalence of wireless devices and the continued decline of computer sales, all make for a dynamic setting. Focusing on a variety of cable and product types, the report covers structured cabling components used in local area networks running Ethernet up to data rates of 400G and reviews other markets that use Ethernet such as security.

Be ready to move your company into this new era of cable and connectivity, order your copy today.


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?

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.


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).


Terminal Block

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.