A Year of Connector Industry Intelligence

By Lynda Nolen | January 23, 2024

Bishop & Associates is the electronics industry’s best resource for insights into the interconnect industry, including deep dives into key suppliers, products, and markets. See 2023’s full roster of reports.

Bishop & Associates has kept a close watch on interconnect industry for more than 30 years, providing connector manufacturers, OEMs, and investors with critical insights into the companies, products, and major markets served by the global connector industry. The firm also watches trends and performance, and each year synthesizes a wealth of proprietary data, trusted industry expertise, and in-depth analyses to create a comprehensive, five-year forecast that is one of the industry’s most critical guides. In 2023, Bishop released a set of eight research reports to help interconnect professionals understand the industry better and position their business for greater success. Here’s the full lineup.

Connector Industry Forecast – 2023 through 2028
(F-2023-02) – December 2023

This report reviews total world connector sales in 2022 and provides 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 sub-sector, this report provides a detailed analysis in U.S. dollars of the world connector industry. Be aware and prepared for the head- and tailwinds that are impacting the connector market in 2024 and beyond.

Connector Types and Technologies Poised for Growth(P-606-23) – October 2023

This report identifies 13 connector types that are expected to grow at a significantly faster rate than the general market over the next three to five years. In addition to the 13 connector types, 15 technologies have been identified that are likely to have a significant impact on connector design and applications over the same period. For each connector type, key mechanical and electrical performance characteristics of each, as well as typical applications, major manufacturers, and projected market values and five-year CAGR are provided.

Top 100 Connector Manufacturers
(M-121-23) – August 2023

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the world’s Top 100 Electronic Connector Manufacturers. In 2022, the world’s top 100 connector manufacturers recorded shipments of $70.049 billion. This represented 83.3% of the worldwide connector market, down from 85.7% in 2021. The balance of the connector industry had 2022 shipments of $14.042 billion and represented 16.7% of the total market. Learn who these manufacturers were and in what regions and market sectors they excelled.

European Connector Market 2023
(M-720-23) – June 2023

The European Connector Market research report analyzes all aspects of the $17.3 billion European electronic connector market. The report provides detailed connector statistics by end-use equipment/market sector and product category for 19 countries/regions. Included is an overview chapter of the European region. Data is provided for the years 2021, 2022, 2023F, and a forecast for 2028 (including five-year CAGRs).

2023 Connector Industry Yearbook
(C-122-23) – June 2023

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 2022 industry events.

World Circular Connector Market 2023
(P-430-23) – May 2023

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the MIL-spec/COTS equivalent and commercial/industrial circular connector markets. The report furnishes detailed statistics worldwide and by region, broken down by circular connector types for the years 2021, 2022, 2023F and 2028F. In addition, to specific circular connector series, products are recapped as MIL-Spec/COTS equivalents and commercial/industrial types. A review of many key manufacturers and the key circular connector products they manufacture is also provided.

World Connector Market Handbook
(M-700-23) – March 2023

This comprehensive report analyzes all aspects of the world electronic connector market, providing 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 2013 through 2022, and projections for 2023 and 2028 (including five-year CAGRs).

World RF Coax Connector Market
(P-780-23) – January 2023

This technically intensive report presents up-to-date market information, trends, RF connector technology, product, and application information. RF coax connector sales for the years 2020, 2021, 2022F, and 2027F are provided by RF connector family and type, worldwide, and by region of the world. Projected usage and new product technology in the sub-THz range includes information on waveguides and WG-to-coax plus review of RF cable assemblies. Also included is a discussion on how IoT, including implementation of 5G and 6G concepts, plus VITA and SOSA, EICA/EIA, IEEE, updated MIL-specs, etc., will support new programs, plus trends for miniaturization, COTS, SATCOM, higher frequencies, higher RF power needs, broader bandwidths, and international shifts, will affect markets, both overall and for specific connector types.

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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.

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