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The Outlook for the Cable Assembly Industry in 2021 and Beyond

The cable assembly industry has rebounded after a challenging pandemic year. Every market depends on these critical connectivity components, but some headwinds remain in the complex global electronics industry.  2020 was a surreal year in many ways. In the cable assembly industry, it started with modest expectations for growth. The overall U.S. economy was headedRead More

A Data-Hungry World is Driving Demand for Wireless Connections

Broadband subscriptions are experiencing exponential growth as global connectivity expands. More users mean more data — and more equipment to deliver it. The most profound change occurring in the technology world is the huge increase in the amount of data that flows through our data communications systems every day. Until recently, we measured this flowRead More

Innovation and Expansion Drives Growth of Global Cable Assembly Market

The worldwide market for cable assemblies continues to grow as new technologies proliferate and reach emerging markets around the world. An upcoming report by Bishop & Associates takes a closer look. The worldwide market for cable assemblies is growing, expanding by 10.8% to $172 billion in 2018. This double-digit growth marks the second-highest growth yearRead More

Currency Impact on Regional Industry Growth

Currency fluctuation to the US dollar can have a significant impact on Bishop & Associates’ reporting of sales performance in US dollars.   The euro decline in value against the US dollar has essentially zeroed-out, while the Chinese yuan is now declining more in value to the dollar, and the yen is rising. The following tableRead More

Market Update: Commercial Aviation is Thriving

Boeing and Airbus both added automation to their production lines to keep up with demand.   The worldwide demand for commercial airliners is booming. In 2015, Boeing and Airbus built a total of 1,397 aircraft. According to The Wall Street Journal, both companies are automating their production lines, from robots to exoskeletons for the workers,Read More

Facts & Figures: Top 10 Telecom Suppliers

In 2015, Apple was the largest telecom manufacturer worldwide, while Amphenol was the leading supplier of connectors to the telecom industry.   In 2015, the top 10 telecom companies had total revenues of more than $483 billion. Apple’s iPhone sales, at $155.5 billion, were nearly one third of the sales of all top 10 companies. Apple designs, manufactures, andRead More

Top 10: Mil/Aero Market by the Numbers

Which country leads the world in mil/aero expenditures? Which connector manufacturer is the military market’s leading supplier? Which OEM leads the market in sales? Bishop & Associates crunched the numbers to find out.   In 2015, the top 10 countries for military expenditures represented 74% of the total worldwide outlay according to SIPRI (Stockholm InternationalRead More

2015 Automotive Market Unit Volume Increased 1% Worldwide

The latest numbers show that automotive unit volume increased 1% in 2015, and TE tops the list of connector suppliers to the market. The worldwide demand for connectors in the automotive market was $11.8 billion in 2015, down 4% from 2014. North America and Europe consumed 62% of those connectors by dollar volume. Vehicle productionRead More

Top 10 Connector Companies in the Transportation Market

Delphi tops the list of connector suppliers to the transportation market.     The worldwide demand for connectors in the transportation (non-automotive) market was $3.8 billion in 2014. North America and Europe consumed 54% of those connectors by dollar volume. 2014 Transportation Market for Connectors by Region of the World Out of the top 100Read More

Top 10 Connector Suppliers in the Consumer Market

Out of the top 100 companies, Molex is the top supplier of connectors to the consumer market.   The worldwide demand for connectors in the consumer market was $2.9 billion in 2014. China and Asia Pacific consumed 68% of those connectors by dollar volume. China’s connector consumption was just slightly higher than Asia Pacific’s consumptionRead More

Medical OEMs: How’s Business?

When Bishop & Associates asked medical OEMs “How’s business?,” the response showed a 15.6% sales increase and a 37% drop in profits.   Bishop tracks eight companies in the medical market sector. These companies’ combined sales have grown year over year for the past 14 consecutive quarters ending with 3Q15. In 2013, these companies grew 3.0%Read More

2015 Cable Assembly Market Wrap-Up

Bishop & Associates crunched the numbers for the first three quarters of sales in the cable assembly market to present a snapshot of how the industry fared in 2015.     2015 is three quarters of the way into the bank, and the year, so far, has been a disappointment for many companies in theRead More

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