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World Cable Assembly Market

Published: February 2024

A year marked by high inflation, worldwide geopolitical conflicts, high interest rates, housing and raw material shortages and low unemployment, 2023 was a year like no other! How did these factors affect the cable assembly industry, and will they continue to affect cable assembly performance over the next five-years?

  • After contracting in 2023, will the industry rebound, and which markets will profit the most from this rebound?
  • Which regions, markets, and cable assembly types have the highest growth prospects? Are any regions, markets, or cable assembly types anticipated to show a decline?
  • 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?

2024 World Cable Assembly Market, a new research report from industry leader Bishop & Associates, addresses these questions and many more. This 17-chapter, 230-page report provides a detailed analysis in US dollars for the years 2022 through 2028, 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 2024 World Cable Assembly Market now.

Connector Industry Forecast

Published: December 2023

Connector Industry Forecast 2023-2028

2023 has proven to be a year of worldwide conflict and declining connector sales. Are sales anticipated to decline in all regions and market sectors in 2023 or will some fare better? Will growth return in 2024?

  • How is the connector industry anticipated to perform in 2023? In 2024? What factors are predicted to contribute to the decline of sales in 2023? Will these same factors affect growth or decline in 2024?
  • Which regions, market sectors and subsectors are predicted to show the greatest growth in 2023, in 2024 and in 2028? Which market sectors and subsectors, if any, are anticipated to grow or to contract?
  • What outside factors are contributing to connector growth or decline in 2023? In 2024? What factors may affect growth beyond 2023?
  • In what way are currency fluctuations impacting connector sales? How is connector backlog changing during the second half of 2023?

Bishop & Associates’ newest research report, the Connector Industry Forecast 2023-2028 looks at past sales and reviews total world connector sales in 2022 and anticipated performance in 2023, providing a comprehensive analysis by region and market sector of projected connector sales for 2023 through 2028. With connector sales broken down by region, market sector and subsector, this report provides a detailed analysis in US dollars of the world connector industry.

2023, unlike the previous two years, is turning out to be a year of worldwide conflict and declining connector sales. Will these unusual times continue into 2024 and beyond, or will we witness growth more in line with historical performance? Be prepared for what lies over the horizon, order your copy of the Connector Industry Forecast.

Connector Types and Technologies Poised for Growth

Published: October 2023

Connector Types and Technologies Poised for Growth

  • Which existing connector types are poised for exceptional sales growth?
  • What new electronic products and technologies are driving the growth in connectors?
  • What potentially disruptive technologies may impact connector design and utilization over the next five years?
  • How is growth in technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) driving the expansion and upgrading of data centers?
  • What are the advantages of co-packaged optics as a solution to next generation 51.2 and 102.4Tb/s switches?

Addressing these questions and many more is Bishop & Associates newest research report, Connector Types and Technologies Poised for Growth. Most connector types enjoy a gradual and prolonged growth curve as they begin to be utilized in multiple applications over many years, but due to a series of circumstances, a select group of connector types exhibit sales growth considerably greater than the general market. This report examines those connector types, providing valuable insight into the connector, the suppliers currently manufacturing them, and the applications driving growth.

Constantly evolving technology is having a profound effect on the design and implementation of connectors. Know which connectors will benefit most from this evolution, order your copy of Connector Types and Technologies Poised for Growth.

The World's Connector Companies (Corporate License)

Published: October 2023

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.


If you would like a demonstration of the site, contact Lynda Nolen at

The Bishop Report & Connector Industry Yearbook (Corporate License)

Published: October 2023

The Bishop Report Monthly Newsletter

To keep abreast of changes and events in the worldwide connector industry, the best and most relied upon source of information is The Bishop Report. Published monthly, The Bishop Report provides current and timely information on many key industry topics. With the accelerated pace of new emerging markets, daily announcements of new technologies, mergers and acquisitions, and product innovation, the constant change in major electronic markets will have more than a passing effect on your company and the connector industry as we move into the 21st century. The Bishop Report takes these topics head-on, and gives you up-to-date information and data to keep you informed of the changes happening in the world connector industry.

Top 100 Connector Manufacturers

Published: August 2023

In 2022, the Top 100 Connector Manufacturers Accounted for Almost 86% of the Total Electronic Connector Market.
  • How does this compare to 2021? What percentage did the top 50 account for? The top 10? Who were the top 10 manufacturers? What percentage of the market did they account for?
  • Who were the top 100 connector manufacturers in total sales? Which region accounted for the largest percentage of top 100 connector manufacturers based on origin?
  • Which connector manufacturers had the greatest sales in the telecom/datacom sector, the industrial sector, or the automotive sector?
  • Who was the leader in RF connector sales, I/O rectangular or circular connector sales?
  • By 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?

Delivering answers to these questions and many more is Bishop & Associates newest research report, Top 100 Connector Manufacturers for 2022. A report that analyses by region, market sector, and product type the top 100 connector manufacturers of 2022, this report provides detailed statistics that benchmark the leading connector manufacturers. Know the connector companies that made the greatest impact in 2022, order your copy of the Top 100 Connector Manufacturers.

Connector Industry Yearbook

Published: June 2023

2023 Connector Industry Yearbook

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, five 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 2021 industry events.

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European Connector Market Handbook

Published: June 2023

In 2022, Europe accounted for over 20%

of worldwide connector demand.

  • What market sectors outperformed the average (European) market and which sectors underperformed?
  • 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?
  • How does the FX market affect the European connector market?

Bishop & Associates, a leader in electronic connector research, has released a new 2023 European Connector Market research report. This comprehensive, three-chapter, 256-page, report analyzes all aspects of the $17.3 billion European electronic connector market.

European Connector Market 2021, 2022, 2023F, and 2028F provides detailed connector statistics by equipment sector and product category for 19 countries/regions. Included is a chapter on the overall European market and the role which it plays in the world market. Data is provided for the years 2021, 2022, 2023F, and a forecast for 2028F (including five-year CAGRs). A region steeped in tradition, and recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, the European connector market offers something for everyone. Order your copy of the European Connector Market 2021, 2022, 2023F, and 2028F to identify and find your niche.