Connector Industry Reports

Impact of Disruptive Innovations on Electronic Interconnects


Report Number: M-760-16
Price: $3950.00
Publication Date: 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.

Impact of Disruptive Innovations on Electronic Interconnects

Chapter 1 - Report Scope and Methodology

  • Report Objectives
  • Methodology and Approach

Chapter 2 – Executive Summary

  • Executive Summary

Chapter 3 – Introduction

  • Evolution of Copper, Fiber, and Wireless Interconnects

Chapter 4 – Copper Connectors

  • The Evolution of Copper Interconnects
  • Termination Methods
  • Copper Connector Types
  • Advantages and Limitations of Copper Connectors
  • High-Speed Backplane Solutions
  • I/O Connector Speed / Density Solutions

Chapter 5 – Fiber Optic Connectors

  • Introduction
  • Optical Transmission Technology
  • Basic Principals of Optical Transmission
  • Optical Fiber Cable Technology
  • Fiber Optic Cable Loss Characteristics
  • Connector Loss Characteristics
  • Optical Connector Types
  • Optical Connector Termination Processes
  • Optical Fiber Link Performance Characteristics
  • Optical Interfaces Continuing to Evolve
  • Advantages and Limitations of Fiber Optic Interconnects

Chapter 6 – Wireless Interconnects

  • Wireless Data and Energy Transfer Technology
  • Wireless Data Communication
  • Low-Power / Short Range RF Data Links
  • High-Speed / Long Distance Wireless Data Links
  • Typical Short / Long Range Wireless Applications
  • The Role of Wireless Standards Organizations
  • Millimeter Wave Interconnect Technology
  • Contactless Connector Technology
  • TransferJet
  • ARISO Connector Platform
  • Wireless Power Transmission
  • Advantages / Limitations of Wireless Interconnects

Chapter 7 – Ten Disruptive Technologies

  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Internet of Things
  • IoT Standards Development
  • Connector Industry Impacts
  • Autonomous Electric Transportation
  • Connector Industry Impacts
  • Related Market Impacts
  • Wearable Electronics
  • Connector Industry Impacts
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Connector Industry Impacts
  • Robotics
  • Connector Industry Impacts
  • Utility-Scale Energy Storage
  • Connector Industry Impacts
  • Cloud/Fog/Mist Computing
  • Connector Industry Impacts
  • High-Speed Computing and Communications
  • Connector Industry Impacts
  • Augmented / Virtual Reality
  • Connector Industry Impacts
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Connector Industry Impacts

Chapter 8 – Copper and Fiber Optic Connector Values and Forecasts

  • Fiber – Total World by Region, 2015, 2016 and 2021
  • Copper – Total World by Region, 2015, 2016 and 2021
  • Copper and Fiber – Total World by Region, 2015, 2016 and 2021
  • Fiber versus Copper 5-Year CAGR by Region 2016 through 2021
  • Fiber by General Market Sectors 2015 and 2016 through 2021
  • Copper by General Market Sectors 2015 and 2016 through 2021
  • Copper and Fiber by General Market Sectors 2015 and 2016 through 2021
  • Fiber versus Copper 5-Year CAGR by Market Sector 2016 through 2021
  • Telecom/Datacom Fiber by Region 2015, 2016, and 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Telecom/Datacom Copper by Region 2015, 2016, and 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Telecom/Datacom Copper and Fiber by Region 2015, 2016, and 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Auto/Transportation Fiber by Region 2015, 2016, and 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Auto/Transportation Copper by Region 2015, 2016, & 2021 with Percent Change & 5-Year CAGR
  • Auto/Transportation Copper and Fiber by Region 2015, 2016, & 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Computer, Peripherals, and Business Equipment Fiber by Region 2015, 2016, and 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Computer, Peripherals, and Business Equipment Copper by Region 2015, 2016, & 2021 with Percent Change & 5-Year CAGR
  • Computer, Peripherals, and Business Equipment Copper and Fiber by Region 2015, 2016, & 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Instrumentation/Industrial Fiber by Region 2015, 2016, and 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Instrumentation/Industrial Copper by Region 2015, 2016, & 2021 with Percent Change & 5-Year CAGR
  • Instrumentation/Industrial Copper and Fiber by Region 2015, 2016, & 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Consumer/Medical Equipment Fiber by Region 2015, 2016, and 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Consumer/Medical Equipment Copper by Region 2015, 2016, & 2021 with Percent Change & 5-Year CAGR
  • Consumer/Medical Equipment Copper and Fiber by Region 2015, 2016, & 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Military/Other Equipment Fiber by Region 2015, 2016, and 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Military/Other Equipment Copper by Region 2015, 2016, and 2021 with Percent Change & 5-Year CAGR
  • Military/Other Equipment Copper and Fiber by Region 2015, 2016, & 2021 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
  • Fiber versus Copper 5-Year CAGR by Market Sector North America 2016 through 2021
  • Fiber versus Copper 5-Year CAGR by Market Sector Europe 2016 through 2021
  • Fiber versus Copper 5-Year CAGR by Market Sector Japan 2016 through 2021
  • Fiber versus Copper 5-Year CAGR by Market Sector China 2016 through 2021
  • Fiber versus Copper 5-Year CAGR by Market Sector Asia Pacific 2016 through 2021
  • Fiber versus Copper 5-Year CAGR by Market Sector ROW 2016 through 2021

Chapter 9 – Report Findings and Conclusions

  • Report Findings and Conclusions

Impact of Disruptive Innovations on Electronic Interconnects

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Investigating the effect new and innovative technology has, or will have, on the electronic interconnect industry is covered in Bishop and Associates newest research report, Impact of Disruptive Innovations on Electronic Interconnects. This nine-chapter, 198-page research report examines past and future growth of copper, fiber optic, and wireless interconnects, while discussing the effects new and innovative technologies will have on them over the next five years.

To a large degree, manufacturers of electronic connectors have taken their cue from leading original equipment manufacturers as they have defined their specific interconnect requirements. As a need arises at a leading OEM, the assumption is made that demand for a new product with an advanced feature will become broad-based. Research and development resources are applied, a new product is production tooled, and the anticipated sales growth curve begins. Over the years, the connector industry has made a number of significant leaps in technology, but most new connectors are the result of evolutionary not revolutionary development.

This report reviews the current state of copper, fiber optic and wireless interconnect technology, as well as identifies 10 potentially disruptive innovations currently in development, or the introduction phase, to determine the degree of impact these changes will have on the electronic connector industry. These include:

  • Internet of Things
  • Autonomous Electric Vehicles
  • Wearable Electronics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Utility Scale Energy Storage
  • Cloud / Fog / Mist Computing
  • High-Speed Computing and Communications
  • Augmented / Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence

True innovation disruptors also have a tendency to create consequences well beyond their target market. Broad adoption of autonomous transportation in urban areas will change how people allocate resources and utilize living space while totally altering the energy, insurance and automotive assembly businesses. Continuing expansion of robotic and 3D additive manufacturing has the potential to eliminate millions of jobs resulting in serious social and political challenges. The Internet of Things is likely to evolve to the Internet of Everything where the majority of daily tasks are automated and personal preferences are satisfied to a degree never before possible.

The report also attempts to predict what new technical requirements may spur the interconnect industry to take a more proactive role in the development of interconnect technology that will be capable of supporting multiple next generation electronic devices.

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