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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).

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.

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.

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?
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.

Structured Cabling and Connectivity Market

Published: February 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 newest 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 of Structured Cabling and Connectivity Market.

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?”
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.

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).