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Connector Industry Forecast

Published: December 2018

Connector Industry Forecast

  • How is the connector industry anticipated to perform in 2018? How does this compare to performance in 2017? How does it compare to anticipated performance in 2019?
  • Which markets and sub-sectors will show the greatest growth in 2018, in 2023?
  • What outside factors are affecting connector growth in 2018? What factors may affect growth in 2019 and beyond?
  • Historically, how is 2018’s performance impacting demand? How are currency fluctuations impacting 2018 in sales dollars?
  • What market and sales trends will prevail in 2018 and beyond and why?

Bishop & Associates research report, Connector Industry Forecast reviews total world connector sales in 2017 and provides a comprehensive analysis by region and market sector of projected connector sales for 2018 through 2023. With connector sales broken down by region, market sector, and sub-sector, this report provides a detailed analysis, in US dollars, of the world connector industry.

Prepare your company to participate in the markets and sub-sectors that will drive connector sales in 2018 and beyond, order your copy of the Connector Industry Forecast today.

Electronic Industry and Connector Outlook 2018 and Beyond

Published: November 2018

The electronic industry, now entering its 75th year, has been driven by changes in semiconductor technology, successive generations of change in electronic equipment, and more recently, software developments. It is important for companies in the connector industry to understand these changes, because the next decade will see multiple paradigm shifts that will affect the industry, its customers, and suppliers. Order your copy of Electronic Industry and Connector Outlook 2018 and Beyond to gain an understanding of how these changes will affect the connector and electronics industry.

History of M & A in the Connector Industry

Published: October 2018

Acquisitions and mergers over the last several decades have dramatically changed the landscape of the connector, cable, and cable assembly market.

  • How have acquisitions changed the standing of the top 10 connector manufacturers? The top 50 or the top 100 connector manufacturers?
  • How have acquisitions affected the technology, market, and product focus of connector manufacturers? Cable manufacturers and cable assembly manufacturers?
  • Which manufacturers have made the greatest number of acquisitions?
  • Which year accounted for the greatest number of acquisitions? Which year had the fewest acquisitions?
  • What type of acquisitions; manufacturer, distributor, or private equity produced the greatest change in the market?

Examining over 600 acquisitions, History of M & A in the Connector Industry (Shrinking Footprints: Connector Industry Consolidation 1954-2018) looks at how mergers and acquisitions have changed the connector, cable, and cable assembly industry. The report chronicles acquisitions by year, type (manufacturer, distributor or private equity firm) and manufacturer, while also looking at the change in acquisition targets over the years.

Top 100 Connector Manufacturers

Published: August 2018

In 2017, the Top 100 Connector Manufacturers Accounted for over 94% of the Total Electronic Connector Market.

  • Who were the top 100 connector manufacturers in total sales?
  • Who were the top 10 connector manufacturers and what percentage of the market did they account for in 2017, the top 50 connector manufacturers?
  • 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 or base of origin, 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?

Providing answers to these questions and many more is Bishop & Associates newest research report, Top 100 Connector Manufacturers for 2017. This report analyzes by region, market sector and product type the top 100 connector manufacturers of 2017, and provides detailed statistics that benchmark the leading connector manufacturers.

Connector Industry Yearbook

Published: July 2018

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 2017 industry events.

Connector Manufacturers Connect to Sensors

Published: July 2018

Connector Manufacturers Connect to Sensors

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  • What functions do sensors perform? What applications utilize sensors? What are the fastest growing applications for electronic sensors?
  • What is driving the interest in sensors by connector manufacturers? What advantages can connector manufacturers bring to the sensor market? What is the synergy between connectors and sensors?
  • Who are the current leaders in the electronic sensor industry? What is the global market value of electronic sensors? What is the global market forecast for electronic sensors over the next five-years?

Bishop & Associates latest research report, Connector Manufacturers Connect to Sensors explores the technology, products, and range of emerging applications for electronic sensors, as well as the synergy between the sensor and connector industries. Chapters are devoted to reviewing the many types of sensors and the technologies they utilize as well as the many applications that utilize sensors. The emerging role that sensors play in four specific large market applications including automotive, Internet of Things (IoT), medical, and industrial control are discussed in depth.

Additional chapters are devoted to exploring emerging trends and applications that will be impacting the market for electronic sensors as well as a chapter that defines market values of electronic sensors by market sector and region of the world along with five-year compound average growth rate projections.

World RF Coax Connector Market

Published: June 2018

World RF Connector Market 2018

  • How did the RF coax connector market perform in 2017? How is it anticipated to perform in 2018 and beyond? What markets and geographical regions present the greatest potential for growth in RF (coaxial) connectors and why?
  • How does the increase in frequency influence design, production tolerances, test equipment and cost?
  • 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 2018 presents the latest market information, trends, RF connector technology, and application information. RF coax connector sales for the years 2016, 2017, 2018F, and 2023F are provided by RF connector family and type, worldwide and by region of the world.

Predictions include effects of trends for higher frequencies, broader application bandwidths, and international shifts. With a forecasted CAGR of XX.X% from 2018 to 2023, growth of the world RF coax connector market exceeds many other connector types.

Major changes are currently underway for coaxial connectors and applications, understand and prepare your company and customers for these changes by ordering your copy of World RF Coax Connector Market 2018.

World Cable Assembly Market

Published: May 2018

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?

2018 World Cable Assembly Market, a new research report from industry leader Bishop & Associates, addresses these questions and many more. This 17-chapter, 219-page report provides a detailed analysis in US dollars for the years 2017 through 2023, 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 2018 World Cable Assembly Market now.