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Statistical research reports from Bishop and Associates covering the worldwide interconnect industry.

Connector Industry Forecast

Published: November 2021

Connector Industry Forecast 2021-2026

After what we thought would be one of the most challenging years ever, 2021 is showing to be even more surprising than 2020!

  • How is the connector industry preforming in 2021? Is 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 2021, in 2022, in 2026? Which market sectors and sub-sectors if any, are anticipated to contract?
  • In addition to the Covid, what outside factors are affecting connector growth in 2021? What factors may affect growth beyond 2021?
  • Historically, how will 2020’s and 2021’s performance impact demand? How are currency fluctuations impacting connector sales dollars?
  • What market trends have prevailed in 2021? In 2022 and beyond and why?

Bishop & Associates’ newest research report, the Connector Industry Forecast looks at past sales and reviews total world connector sales in 2020, providing a comprehensive analysis by region and market sector of projected connector sales for 2021 through 2026. 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.

2021 is turning out to be a year no one could have expected. Review the connector industry’s extraordinary performance in this year of firsts, order your copy of the Connector Industry Forecast.

The I/O Rectangular Connector Market 2021

Published: October 2021

The I/O Rectangular Connector Market 2021

Ranked the third largest connector family in 2021, the I/O rectangular market is expected to account for over 14% of the total world connector market.

  • What types of I/O rectangular connectors will make up this thriving product type?
  • What type of I/O rectangular connector represented the greatest sales dollars in 2020? What type is anticipated to represent the greatest sales dollars in 2021F? 2026F?
  • Which region is the largest consumer of I/O rectangular connectors overall? Which product type within that region? Which region is anticipated to show the largest 5-Year CAGR? Which I/O product type?
  • Who are the key manufacturers of SFP (small-form-factor pluggable) connectors? Rack and panel connectors? Personal computer and peripheral connectors?
  • What trends are affecting the growth of D-subminiatures? Of rectangular I/O power connectors? Of I/O connectors with blade or tab contacts?

The I/O Rectangular Connector Market 2021 report answers these questions and more. The report examines by region, by general classification, and by individual I/O rectangular connector type the I/O rectangular connector market and provides detailed sales statistics for the years 2019, 2020, 2021F, and 2026F. This report identifies the key suppliers of individual I/O rectangular connector types, identifies what I/O rectangular product types are anticipated to show the most growth, and will help you plan on how to capitalize on this growth.

World Circular Connector Market 2021

Published: September 2021

World Circular Connector Market 2021

This six-chapter research report provides an inclusive analysis of the mil-spec/COTS equivalent and commercial/industrial circular connector market. The report furnishes detailed statistics by region, by circular connector type for the years 2019, 2020, 2021F and 2026F. In addition to circular connector type, products are also broken into mil-spec/COTS equivalent and commercial/industrial types, plus a quantitative review of cable assemblies using circular connectors.

Connector Industry Yearbook

Published: July 2021

2021 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 2020 industry events.

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Instrumentation Market for Connectors

Published: June 2021

Instrumentation Market for Connectors

Instrumentation equipment companies are expanding their technical capabilities, products, and software platforms to meet the need for higher speeds and extremely higher frequencies (EHF) to participate in the next decade of significant growth. This creates opportunity for connector suppliers.

Today, connector companies that are either already in, or are aspiring to enter the instrumentation market, may be contemplating their business strategies, and asking themselves:

  • What is the size and expected growth of the instrumentation equipment market, and its most relevant sub-sectors?
  • What is the size and expected growth of the instrumentation connector market?
  • What are the market and technology factors enabling this growth?
  • Who are the top 15 instrumentation equipment manufacturers and what do they offer?
  • Who are the top 30 instrumentation connector suppliers and what connectors do they offer?

Bishop & Associates, latest research report, Instrumentation Market for Connectors provides in-depth analysis of the markets, products, and technologies of instrumentation equipment makers and provides examples of connectors used in instrumentation applications by sub-sector. Tables are included detailing total connector sales, instrumentation connector sales by sub-sector, region, and product type, as well as a five-year forecast.

World Cable Assembly Market

Published: May 2021

  • With COVID-19 subsiding, what will be 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?

2021 World Cable Assembly Market, a new research report from industry leader Bishop & Associates, addresses these questions and many more. This 17-chapter, 200-page report provides a detailed analysis in US dollars for the years 2020 through 2026, 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 2021 World Cable Assembly Market now.

Computer Server Market Trends and Connector Use 2020-2030

Published: May 2021

The World Industrial Market for Connectors 2021

Published: April 2021

The World Industrial Market for Connectors 2021

  • How did the pandemic affect the industrial connector market? What are anticipated to be the biggest drivers of productivity and growth in the industrial market over the next five-years? What growth rates can we expect from the industrial market from 2021 through 2026?
  • Which segments of the industrial connector market will show the greatest growth and why?
  • What are the important megatrends that affected the industrial market even before the pandemic? Will these trends continue to affect the industrial market and in what ways?
  • What communication protocols are most prominent in the industrial market sector? By application, which protocols are anticipated to show the greatest growth and why?
  • Which connector type is anticipated to show the most growth during the five-year period 2021 through 2026? Which regions will show highest growth rates?

Bishop & Associates latest research report, World Industrial Market for Connectors 2021 explores the technology and products that are driving the growth of the industrial connector market. This report examines the trends affecting the industrial market and how these will change the industrial market and connectors used in this market and its segments. Forecasts by industrial segment, product type and region are provided, along with five-year compound average growth rate projections.

World Connector Market Handbook

Published: April 2021

2021 World Connector Market Handbook

Bishop and Associates has released the 2021 edition of the World Connector Market Handbook.

This comprehensive seven-chapter, 229-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 2011 – 2020, and projections for 2021 and 2026 (including five-year CAGRs).

Connectors used in the automotive sector in 2019, accounted for the largest consumption of electronic connectors. Did this trend remain true in 2020 or did Covid-19 give us a new leader?

  • How does this compare to five years ago? Ten years ago? What percentage will the automotive market account for in 2021? In 2026?
  • How did other end-use equipment sectors perform in 2020? How are they predicted to perform in 2021? How are they anticipated to perform five-years from now? What effect did Covid-19 have on the connector industry in 2020? Going forward, will Covid-19 continue to affect how equipment sectors perform?
  • Which product types gained the greatest market share and which product types lost market share? Which if any markets are anticipated to grow in 2021? How will this growth affect the five-year CAGR?
  • Which regions and product types are aligned to show the most growth in 2021? Which are aligned to show the least growth?
World Telecom Connector Market 2020 - 2025

Published: January 2021

World Telecom Connector Market 2020-2025

IP-based equipment and virtualization is taking over many equipment sectors of the telecom market. Should we rename it the datacom market?

  • What factors will contribute to the IP centric trend?
  • What factors are driving growth in the market?
  • How is 5G changing the equipment landscape?
  • 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?
  • Which connector types will benefit most significantly from an increase in telecom equipment 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 connector market. What factors and trends are driving this sector, and which telecom equipment types will benefit the most from this growth? Answering these questions and many more is Bishop & Associates newest research report, World Telecom Connector Market 2020 – 2025. A report that analyses by primary equipment group, equipment type, region, and connector type, this report provides 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 2020 - 2025.

Top 50 Medical Interconnect Solutions Companies

Published: December 2020

Top 50 Medical Interconnect Solutions Companies

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The medical interconnect solutions market can be described as a high-mix, low-volume market with a high degree of customized, application-specific connectors designed to meet stringent quality requirements, challenging environments, and strict healthcare regulations.

Today, those that participate or strive to participate in the medical sector often question the best ways to enrich their business strategies. This report is designed to provide answers to many of those questions, including:

  • Who are the top 50 medical connector companies and what makes these companies special?
  • What technologies, products and services do the top 50 offer the medical market?
  • What is the historical background, size, and focus of the top 50 medical connector companies?
  • Do suppliers of medical connectors offer standard or custom products, cable assemblies, sensors, finished devices, or complimentary products?
  • In addition to the medical sector, what other industries do these companies serve?

Bishop & Associates newest research report, Top 50 Medical Interconnect Solutions Companies provides company profiles and summarizes the products, technologies, capabilities, and unique value propositions that each offers the medical market. Tables are included detailing total connector sales, medical connector sales, and worldwide rankings for each of the top 50 companies, as well as an updated five-year worldwide medical forecast by sub-sector. The medical connector market requires strategy, differentiated products for demanding medical applications, a commitment to quality, and a strong understanding of the competitive playing field.

Get a handle on the medical connector market leaders and create your winning strategy. Order the Top 50 Medical Interconnect Solutions Companies report today.

5G Infrastructure

Published: September 2020

Medical Electronics Market for Interconnect Solutions

Published: July 2020

Medical Electronics Market for Interconnect Solutions

This is an equipment sector that places high value on technology, quality, innovation, and material expertise. The medical market for connectors offers major opportunities for both connector industry leaders and the niche manufacturer.

  • What trends are driving growth in the medical equipment sector? What role will demographics play in this growth and how will it affect product design and marketing? How has Covid-19 affected the types of equipment being manufactured today? What role will technologies like robotics, 5G Ethernet, mobile health (mHealth), or artificial intelligence play in the growth of the medical equipment sector?
  • Who are the major connector suppliers to the medical equipment sector and what types of connector products are they supplying? Who are the major medical equipment manufacturers? What role do government regulations play in the design, marketing, and sale of medical equipment? How do regulations affect export and import demands?
  • How important are design features such as low insertion force, non-magnetic materials, polarization and sterilization capabilities, and the ability to handle a variety of contact types, including power, coax, signal, fiber, air, and fluid?

Bishop & Associates newest research report, Medical Electronics Market for Interconnect Solutions analyzes the many aspects involved in the design, development, approval, and marketing of connectors used in the medical market. Tables are included detailing medical connector market sales by region, by medical equipment sub-sector, and by connector product type for the years 2017 through 2025, including a five-year CAGR. A market sector where failure can literally be the difference between life and death, the medical market for connectors may offer designers and manufactures numerous challenges, but the rewards will generally outweigh the challenges.

World RF Coax Connector Market

Published: June 2020

World RF Connector Market 2020

  • How did the RF coax connector market perform in 2019? How will it perform in 2020 and beyond? What markets and geographical regions present the greatest potential for growth in RF (coaxial) connectors and why?
  • How do new and higher frequency allocations, especially for 5G and IoT, influence design, production tolerances, test equipment, and cost and supply chain sourcing?
  • Which specific RF coax connectors (families and product types) are projected to show the highest growth and how are connector manufacturers addressing these potential increases or decreases in demand?

Bishop & Associates’ new research report, World RF Coax Connector Market 2020 presents the latest and most up-to-date market information, trends, RF connector technology, product, and application information. RF coax connector sales for the years 2018, 2019, 2020F, and 2025F 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 2020 to 2025, 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 2020.

Non-Automotive Transportation Market for Connectors

Published: February 2020

Non-Automotive Transportation Market for Connectors

Bishop & Associates latest research report, Non-Automotive Transportation Market for Connectors examines the technology, trends, and products that are driving the growth of the various sub-sectors within the transportation market. Forecasts by transportation sector, product type and region are provided, along with five-year compound average growth rate projections. This report examines the following questions, and more.

  • Which mode of transportation, rail & rolling stock, commercial air, commercial vehicle, commercial marine, or other accounted for the highest connector sales in 2019? Which mode is anticipated to account for the greatest growth in 2025?
  • What trends are driving the growth, or decline, of the commercial air, rail & rolling stock, commercial vehicles or any of the other sub-sectors in the transportation sector? What role are environmental regulations playing in the various sub-sectors? Are these regulations driving the growth of alternative power sources and what are these alternatives?
  • What networking protocols are most prominent by sub-sector? How does growth of networking and use of IoT affect connector consumption?
  • Which connector type is anticipated to show the most growth during the five-year period 2020F through 2025F? Which regions will outgrow other regions and what is the background of this growth?
World Consumer Market for Connectors 2019

Published: June 2019

World Consumer Market

for Connectors 2019

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  • How has the consumer appliance market changed over the last five years? How is this market anticipated to change in the next five years, the next 10-years? What factors are driving these changes? What role do interconnect products play in the future of the consumer appliance market?
  • What is driving the rise and fall of the personal computer and tablets market, the consumer mobile phone and watch markets? Over the next ten years, which of these markets have the potential for the greatest growth in units? How will this growth affect the number of connectors currently being consumed in the manufacturing of these products?
  • What unique product enhancements will drive the growth of the television market? Which I/O’s will prevail, and which ones will be replaced or incorporated into other connector products? How will these changes affect the number of connectors used in this market?

Bishop & Associates latest research report, World Consumer Market for Connectors - 2019 examines the technology, products, and outside influences that are shaping the consumer market. Individual chapters are devoted to the connected home appliance market, consumer mobile phone and watch markets, as well as the HD/UHDTV from 1080P to 8K, and the personal computer and tablet markets.

Top 100 Cable Assembly Companies

Published: February 2019

Top 100 Cable Assembly Companies

In 2017, Industry Sales of Cable Assemblies Totaled Nearly $155 Billion!
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Who came out on top?

What countries were home to these companies?

What were their total sales by region?

How much of the industry do the Top 100 represent?

Know your competitors and know your acquisition targets. Who are the biggest companies in the worldwide cable assembly industry? What are their strengths and capabilities? How might they impact you or help your business grow?

Bishop & Associates’ Top 100 Cable Assembly Companies will help you identify the companies that impact your business. This three-chapter, in-depth analysis of the Top 100 companies provides:

  • Company names, addresses, total revenues, cable assembly revenues, number of employees, types of markets served, types of products manufactured, plus additional information on the businesses and their locations worldwide.
  • Chapter 2 summarizes the world cable assembly market in 2017 to put these companies in context. The chapter includes the worldwide size of the market by region and high-level statistics on the Top 100.
  • Chapter 3 lists the Top 100 companies in descending order by total sales and then lists the profiles in alphabetical order. The profiles contain in-depth company information and run up to 17 pages in length.

Know your market and the companies that make it so dynamic and integral to global electronics trends. Let Bishop & Associates, the connector and cable assembly industry experts, assist you in your research and planning.

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.

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.

Fiber Optic Connector and Cable Assembly Market 2017-2022

Published: April 2018

Fiber Optic Connector and Cable Assembly Market 2017-2022

Important in nearly every aspect of the connector industry, fiber optic technologies are playing an increasingly key role in the future growth of the connector industry.

  • Which fiber optic connector and assembly types currently dominate the market? Will this change in the next five years?
  • Which fiber optic connector types will exhibit strongest growth over the next five-years? What fiber optic connector types will show the least growth?
  • What applications are driving the growth of fiber optic connectors and assemblies?
  • In which market sector are fiber optic connectors and assemblies most prevalent? Will this change over the next five-years? What types of applications within this sector are driving this growth?
  • Which suppliers are best aligned to address this growing market?

Bishop & Associates newest research report, Fiber Optic Connector and Cable Assembly Market 2017-2022, provides answers to these questions and others. A product type that is finding application in every market sector, fiber optic connectors are forecasted to be one of the strongest growing connector types over the next five-years. What are the market trends? What technology developments lead to new FO connector design? And in which regions will the greatest growth occur? Make sure your company is prepared as the market for fiber optic connectors explodes, order your copy of Fiber Optic Connector and Cable Assembly Market 2017-2022.

Computer Market and Big Data Systems and Connectors 2017 to 2022 and Beyond

Published: January 2018

Computer Market and Big Data Systems and Connectors 2017 to 2022 and Beyond

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Worldwide the third largest market sector, the computer and computer peripheral market, generated $8.4 billion in connector sales in 2017. Covering a variety of equipment types including desktop computers, mobile computers (laptops and tablets), servers, storage equipment, and computer peripherals, the computer market is presently undergoing a major change which will challenge OEMs and suppliers alike.

  • What is triggering and driving this change?
  • What role is cloud computing and public data centers playing in this change?
  • How is the transfer of hardware procurement and installation changing?
  • How will this change affect the traditional role of the connector manufacturer?
  • What role will photonics play in future computer systems?

Bishop & Associates latest research report, Computer Market and Big Data Systems and Connectors 2017 to 2022 and Beyond provides the answers to these questions and others. The report looks at current connectors and systems and examines present and future factors which are anticipated to change the way we develop, market, procure and install these products. Understand this change and be prepared for it, order your copy of Bishop & Associates latest research report Computer Market and Big Data Systems and Connectors 2017 to 2022 and Beyond.

Evolving High-Speed Backplane Connectors

Published: November 2017

The market for high-speed backplane connectors continues to evolve. Although relatively few entirely new backplane connector families have been introduced over the last few years, existing flagship interfaces have continued to experience performance upgrades. In many cases, the manufacturers of these advanced connector families have spent this time implementing some fine tuning of their design as well as filling out their product family offerings to include midplane, orthogonal midplane, orthogonal direct and cable backplane options.

This Bishop and Associates research report analyzes the expanding role and market for high-speed traditional, midplane, orthogonal, cable, ruggedized, and fiber optic backplane connectors designed to perform in the 6 to 50+ Gb/s arena. The report reviews the basic technology underlying high-speed backplane connectors and outlines current and anticipated applications that demand them. Detailed analysis compares performance of high-speed backplane connectors from leading suppliers, as well as the challenges designers face in predicting connector performance in very specific applications. The report also reviews related system elements including driver and receiver technology, printed circuit board materials and design, as well as channel modeling, design support, second sourcing imperatives, and performance measurement systems.

What high-speed backplane connector type will see the most growth over the next five-year period? Will fiber optic backplane connectors see a breakthrough? Which region will see the greatest growth in high-speed backplane connectors and what type of high-speed backplane connector? Bishop’s new report – Evolving High-Speed Backplane Connectors – discusses, examines, and analyzes in detail these questions, providing forecast numbers by backplane type and region for the years 2016 through 2022.

World Market for Connectors Used in Mobile Infrastructure Equipment 2017 to 2022

Published: October 2017

The wireless infrastructure market is evolving. While mobile operators must maintain their 2G and 3G networks, they are also busy upgrading as much of them as they can to LTE and LTE-A now and 5G in the next few years. Thus we are now starting to see entirely new types of equipment.

What mobile network infrastructure equipment will dominate from 2017-2022?

What connector types will be needed to support this growth and which companies are aligning themselves for this exponential evolution?

This report discusses, examines, and analyzes in detail these questions, providing forecast numbers by equipment and product type.

Digital Transformation – Industrial IoT and the Connector Market

Published: March 2017

Digital Transformation – Industrial IoT and the Connector Market

After the first (mechanization), second (mass production), and third (automation) industrial revolutions, the fourth industrial revolution has arrived on our doorstep and is dubbed the “Internet of Things” (IoT). The IoT will impact every aspect of our lives and the world we live in.

  • What does the Industrial Internet of Things mean for the connector market?
  • Which (communication) technologies are leading the way?
  • Which market sub-sectors are experiencing substantial growth due IoT implementation? Can we quantify the impact of the Industrial IoT on the connector market?
  • What are regional shares and growth rates by IIoT sub-sector, for the IIoT market?

Bishop & Associates newest research report, Digital Transformation – Industrial IoT and the Connector Market; Industrial IoT as the Driver of Connectivity – Smart Factory – Smart Grid – Smart City examines the Industrial IoT, with a detailed analysis of three key sub-sectors of the Industrial IoT. The report provides information on available communication technologies, applications within the Industrial IoT, and current and potential opportunities for connectors. Tables are included detailing connector potential by sub-sector, region, and connector type. Like previous industrial revolutions, the Industrial IoT has the potential to bring about profound changes. Be ready for the next industrial revolution, order your copy of Digital Transformation – Industrial IoT and the Connector Market.

The World Market for Terminal Blocks

Published: November 2016

The World Market for Terminal Blocks

By 2021, it is estimated that terminal block sales will exceed $3 billion.

  • When selecting a terminal block for a specific application, a particular set of differentiators make this selection easier. What are those differentiators and how do they affect the selection?
  • In industrial control applications, what are some of the advantages of using DIN rail mount terminal blocks?
  • What terminal block style/type is most prevalent in China, North America, or the Asia Pacific region? In what applications are terminal blocks most predominate?
  • Where are terminal blocks used in automotive applications? In computer/peripheral, consumer and instrumentation applications?
  • A variety of methods exist for terminating wire to a terminal block or terminating a terminal block to a printed circuit board. What criterion determines the best termination method for an application? Which method, or methods, offer the most secure termination? Which offer the quickest termination, or the most economical termination?

Terminal blocks are used extensively in a multiplicity of applications. Both electronic and electrical terminal blocks provide a quick, safe, reliable, and economical way to connect wires.

By 2021, it is estimated that terminal block sales will exceed $3 billion. What applications will drive this growth? What regions of the world will benefit from this growth? With a broad and international selection of manufacturers and suppliers, the terminal blocks market provides both opportunities and challenges.

Be prepared for the opportunities ahead, order your copy of The World Market for Terminal Blocks today.

Impact of Disruptive Innovations on Electronic Interconnects

Published: 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.

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.

Connector Industry Roadmap

Published: December 2014

Connector Industry Roadmap

One of the most difficult jobs for manufacturing personnel is to forecast future demand, trends, and changes or enhancements in technology. Bishop & Associates’ Connector Industry Roadmap will take the guesswork out of this process. This six-chapter, in-depth analysis and historical perspective of the connector and electronic components industry provides:

  • A multidimensional look into industry trends, technology strategies, and industrial competitiveness in the electronic component and connector industry
  • Analysis of the major elements of the electronics industry that parallel, intersect, and influence the design, development, and use of connectors
  • Details of more than 18 major product roadmaps, with technical parameters, forecasts, encroachment, and possible roadblocks over the next decade.

Why leave these important decisions to chance? Let Bishop & Associates, the connector industry experts, assist you!