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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?
Connector Industry Forecast

Published: March 2021

2021 Connector Industry Forecast

2020 was a year full of surprises! Not only did the connector industry end up being more resilient than anyone initially thought was possible, but connector manufacturers also showed how equipment and resources could be redirected for the betterment of all!

  • How is the connector industry anticipated to perform in 2021? What effect has the pandemic had on 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 2026? Which market sectors and sub-sectors if any, are anticipated to contract?
  • Besides the pandemic, 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 will prevail in 2021 and beyond and why?

Bishop & Associates newest research report, the Connector Industry Forecast reviews total world connector sales in 2020 and provides 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.

2020 will go down in the history books as a year of firsts. See how the pandemic has shaped the present and the future of the connector industry, order your copy of the Connector Industry Forecast.

High-Speed Copper & Fiber Optic Connectors

Published: November 2020

High-Speed Copper & Fiber Optic Connectors

  • What technical and economic factors may be changing the copper vs. fiber selection process? What may be the practical bandwidth limit of a copper interface? What are the primary advantages of fiber optic communication links?
  • In what applications do mid-board optical transceivers make sense? What is driving interest in “jump-over” cable technology? What advantages do co-packaged optics bring to system design? Are co-packaged optics an interim step toward optical computing?
  • What are the distance limitations (reach) of high-speed copper channels? How is the performance of high-speed copper interconnects quantified? Are there any new technologies that will significantly improve the performance of copper cable assemblies?
  • What standard writing organizations are actively developing the specifications that define the performance of high-speed copper and fiber optic links?
  • 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 does thermal management issues impact I/O connector selection?
  • What is the current market for medium to short-length high-speed copper cable assemblies? What is the five-year world forecast by region for these assemblies? What is the current market and five-year world forecast for high-speed fiber optic interconnects?

Bishop & Associates research report, High-Speed Copper & Fiber Optic Connectors explores these issues and others. This report offers a snapshot of fiber optic and high-speed copper connector technology and markets as it exists in the fall of 2020, and defines what may be the first steps of a major evolutionary change in the market for this class of interfaces. Be prepared for this change. Order your copy of High-Speed Copper & Fiber Optic Connectors.

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.

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.

IoT’s Impact on the Telecom Connector Industry

Published: September 2016

IoT’s Impact on the Telecom Connector Industry

By 2020 there will be more than 50 billion devices connected to the Internet in some way, shape, or form. While most of these “things” will be connected wirelessly, they will still give rise to equipment that communicates and saves all the data that is being collected.

  • How will the increase in equipment needed to support the Internet of Things (IoT) impact the telecom connector industry? How will IoT applications in the computer and consumer industry affect the growth of the telecom industry?
  • Within the consumer, computer, and telecom sectors, what types of equipment will be impacted the most? Among connector types, which connectors will see the greatest growth and which connector types may see a decline in demand?
  • Which regions will most likely be affected by these changes, and will there be a switch in market dynamics as we see them today?
  • What role will technologies like near-field communications, RFID, Wi-Fi (including WiGig), and other wireless technologies like Visual Light Communication and TransferJet play in the growth of the IoT?
  • What data and telecom communication technologies have broadened and enhanced the host of mobile devices available today? What technologies lie on the horizon?

This report focuses on the telecom/datacom sector, and how the IoT intertwines applications within the consumer and computer sectors through the expansion and growth of the telecom industry. IoT’s Impact on the Telecom Connector Industry examines the equipment and connector types within these sectors most likely to be influenced by the IoT. The report offers a quantitative analysis by region, sector, equipment type, and predominant connector type, allowing those most affected by the growth of the IoT to accurately position themselves. Don’t be caught offline – order your copy today.

The World Consumer Electronics Market for Connectors

Published: February 2011

This eight chapter report covers market trends and outlooks for the Consumer Electronic Products Market. The purpose of this report is to provide:

  • A comprehensive set of baseline numbers on consumer electronic products – in units of equipment, by region of the world, that can be used to forecast connector companies TAM/SAM in applicable connector products.
  • Input on Consumer Electronics (CE) equipment, across official market segments that operate in the consumer space: home appliance (expanded definition), home/home-office computer equipment, and consumer electronic products.
  • Market segment connector TAMs in dollars for regions of the world.
The Market for Filtered Connectors in Commercial and Military Applications

Published: July 2010

This Bishop and Associates 14 chapter market research report provides a detailed analysis of connectors that feature the capability of mitigating the negative effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and/or electrostatic discharge (ESD).