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World Cable Assembly Market

Published: September 2022

2022 is proving to be a year full of headwinds. Raw material shortages, labor shortages, and rising interest rates are shaping the market today and in the next five years. How will these headwinds affect cable assembly growth?

  • 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?

2022 World Cable Assembly Market, from industry leader Bishop & Associates, addresses these questions and many more. This 17-chapter, 214-page report provides a detailed analysis in US dollars for the years 2021 through 2027, 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 2022 World Cable Assembly Market now.

Top 100 Connector Manufacturers

Published: August 2022

In 2021, the Top 100 Connector Manufacturers Accounted for Almost 86% of the Total Electronic Connector Market.

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  • Who were the top 100 connector manufacturers in total sales?
  • Who were the top 10 connector manufacturers and what percentage of the total connector market did they account for in 2021, the top 50 connector manufacturers?
  • Which connector manufacturers had the greatest sales in the telecom/datacom sector, the industrial sector, or the automotive sector?
  • Who was the leader in fiber optic connector sales, RF connector sales 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 research report, Top 100 Connector Manufacturers for 2021. A report that analyses by region, market sector, and product type the top 100 connector manufacturers of 2021, this report provides detailed statistics that benchmark the leading connector manufacturers. Know the connector companies that made the greatest impact in 2021, order your copy of the Top 100 Connector Manufacturers.

Copper and Fiber Connectivity in the Data Center

Published: July 2022

Copper and Fiber Connectivity in the Data Center

How are high-speed copper and fiber optic interconnect continuing to evolve to support ever-increasing demand for higher bandwidth, signal integrity, longer reach, and increased face plate density while reducing total system power consumption and cost?

  • What applications will continue to drive exponential demand for data center capacity and speed? Are active optical cables a long-term solution or a transitional tool between copper and fiber networks? How do thermal management issues impact I/O connector selection?
  • What new fiber optic connectors have, or are being developed, to support the many new applications for optical links? Who are the manufacturers developing these and what key features do these interfaces incorporate?
  • Have we reached basic technology limits? What is co-packaged optics (CPO) and how does this approach affect power consumption? Panel density?
  • How have the current iterations of pluggable optical transceivers changed the market? What are the advantages of using pluggables?
  • What are some of the electrical and mechanical limitations associated with using copper? How does cable weight and bulk affect things like weight and cost?

Bishop & Associates’ newest research report, Copper and Fiber Connectivity in the Data Center looks at what maybe the first steps of a major evolutionary change in the market for this class of interfaces. Be prepared for these steps. Order your copy of Copper and Fiber Connectivity in the Data Center.

Connector Industry Yearbook

Published: July 2022

2022 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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Connector Industry Forecast

Published: June 2022

Connector Industry Forecast 2022-2027

Although 2021 proved to be a year full of surprises, it appears that despite several strong headwinds, 2022 is proving to be even more surprising!

  • How is the connector industry preforming in 2022? Are the lingering effects of the pandemic still affecting the industry? Which regions appeared to have weathered the pandemic better than others? Which market sectors?
  • Which market sectors and sub-sectors will show the greatest growth in 2022, in 2027? Which market sectors and sub-sectors if any, are anticipated to contract? What are the prevailing market trends by sector?
  • In addition to the semiconductor shortage, what other outside factors are affecting connector growth in 2022? What factors may affect growth beyond 2022?
  • Historically, how will 2021’s and 2022’s performance impact demand? How are currency fluctuations impacting connector sales dollars?

Bishop & Associates’ newest research report, the Connector Industry Forecast looks at past sales and reviews total world connector sales in 2021, providing a comprehensive analysis by region and market sector of projected connector sales for 2022 through 2027. 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.

2022, like 2020, is turning out to be a year no one could have expected. Review the connector industry’s extraordinary performance, order your copy of the Connector Industry Forecast.

2022 North American Cable Assembly Manufacturers

Published: May 2022

2022 North American Cable Assembly Manufacturers

In North America, the state or province with the most cable assembly manufacturers is California with 186 companies that have a combined 2019 sales value of $3,856 million.

Examining the North America cable assembly industry, Bishop & Associates’ research eport, 2022 North American Cable Assembly Manufacturers, reviews cable assembly manufacturers with operations in North America.

Who can benefit from the report:

  • Companies seeking potential subcontractors for the outsourcing of their cable assembly requirements.
  • Companies that want to identify potential customers for their products and services, including connector and component suppliers, equipment/tooling suppliers, material suppliers, and distributors.
  • Organizations seeking to acquire cable assembly companies can find a comprehensive list of potential targets in the report.
World Automotive Connector Market

Published: April 2022

Which Automotive Systems are Going to Drive the Growth in the Automotive Sector? What Impact is the Shift to Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles having on the Automotive Market Today? Five-Years from Now?

  • Will growth of automotive connectors outpace other end-use equipment sectors?
  • Which automotive systems and sub-sectors of the automotive connector market will show the greatest growth over the next five-years?
  • Which regions and vehicle types are accelerating this growth?
  • By automotive system, connector type, and vehicle type, where will the greatest focus lie?

With a market share of over 21%, automotive connectors represent the 2nd largest market sector for connectors. Consistently one of the fastest growing sectors, a result of a worldwide increase in production of both conventional and electric vehicles, the automotive market has recently seen a decline in consumption driven by component shortages. Bishop & Associates newest research report, World Automotive Connector Market, examines this evolving market, providing a quantitative and qualitive analysis by region of the world, automotive segment, application, and connector type. Increase your connector insight into this dynamic market, order your copy of World Automotive Connector Market.

World Connector Market Handbook

Published: March 2022

2022 World Connector Market Handbook

Bishop and Associates has released the 2022 edition of the World Connector Market Handbook.

The connector industry grew 24.3% in 2021. Did all market sectors and product types grow at the same rate or did some product types and market sectors show higher growth rates?

  • How did 2021 compare to previous years? What regions are anticipated to go through an adjustment period after the drastic increase in sales in 2021? What regions will maintain their momentum?
  • How did end-use equipment sectors perform in 2021? How are they predicted to perform in 2022? How are they anticipated to perform five-years from now? What effect will an increase in electric vehicles create in the growth of the automotive market five-years from now? How will the rollout of 5G effect the overall telecom/datacom market sector in that same period?
  • Which product types gained the greatest market share and which product types lost market share? Which if any markets or regions are anticipated to grow in 2022? How will this growth affect the five-year CAGR?
  • Which regions and product types are aligned to show the most growth in 2022? Which are aligned to show the least growth?

Analyzing the connector industry from 2012 through 2021, with a preliminary 2022 and 2027 forecast, Bishop & Associates latest research report, the World Connector Market Handbook, details the connector industry by region, end-use equipment sector, and product type. Utilizing tables and graphs, key statistics are provided for total world, as well as by individual region.

Increasing 24.3% in 2021, the connector industry saw total sales increase over $15 billion. Will we maintain this momentum or will sales decline in 2022? Track and monitor the ways in which the connector industry has changed over the last decade and how it will change in the next five years – order your copy of the World Connector Market Handbook.