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  • Milestone Anniversaries for Two Connector Industry Publications

    Two publications, the Bishop Report and Connector Supplier, mark decades of coverage for the interconnect industry. In November 2022, the Bishop Report released its 360th edition, marking 30 consecutive years of publication. This monthly report from Bishop & Associates, founded by Ron Bishop as a market research firm focused on the global connector industry, launchedRead More

  • Top 10 Supplier of Connectors for the Military/Aerospace Market

    The military/aerospace market encompasses a wide variety of applications requiring numerous high-speed, rugged, and high-reliability interconnects. Who are the top connector companies that serve this market? The military/aerospace market is among the largest users of interconnect products. In 2021, military spending reached a record $2.1 trillion, a figure that includes a wide range of spendingRead More

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Milestone Anniversaries for Two Connector Industry Publications

Two publications, the Bishop Report and Connector Supplier, mark decades of coverage for the interconnect industry. In November 2022, the Bishop Report released its 360th edition, marking 30 consecutive years of publication. This monthly report from Bishop & Associates, founded by Ron Bishop as a market research firm focused on the global connector industry, launchedRead More

Top 10 Supplier of Connectors for the Military/Aerospace Market

The military/aerospace market encompasses a wide variety of applications requiring numerous high-speed, rugged, and high-reliability interconnects. Who are the top connector companies that serve this market? The military/aerospace market is among the largest users of interconnect products. In 2021, military spending reached a record $2.1 trillion, a figure that includes a wide range of spendingRead More

Connector Industry Forecast Report

What’s on the horizon for the connector industry? Bishop & Associates offers a new five-year forecast, while recognizing that the world is in a period of deep unknowns. Between the pandemic and its continuing aftershocks on supply chains and labor, the war in Ukraine and its impact on energy and military spending, the continued build-outRead More

2022 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers

The top 10 connector manufacturers collectively achieved $43.185 billion in recorded shipments sales in 2021, an increase of +19.3% from 2020 shipments of $36.211 billion. Every year, Bishop & Associates takes a comprehensive look at the connector industry in all its complexity, evaluating the activities of more than 750 connector suppliers over both the pastRead More

2022 World Cable Assembly Market on Track for Continued Growth

A new market research report by Bishop & Associates examines this essential electronics market to understand its successes and challenges, plus a forecast for the cable assembly industry’s future. The global cable assembly industry continues to expand at a rapid rate. For 2021, Bishop & Associates recorded incredible growth in every major region. In 2022Read More

The Top 100 Connector Manufacturers in 2021

A new Bishop & Associates report examines the connector industry by region, market sector, and product type to identify the top 100 connector manufacturers of 2021. In 2021, the top 100 connector manufacturers by total sales accounted for almost 86% of the total electronic connector market. The world’s top 100 connector manufacturers recorded 2021 shipmentsRead More

New Market Research Report Explores the World Automotive Connector Market

The automotive industry is the second-largest market for connectors, with increasing production of both conventional and electric vehicles. Bishop & Associates’ new research report explores the products, technologies, supply chain challenges, and other factors impacting the automotive market.   The World Automotive Connector Market The automotive market is the center of intense innovation as safety,Read More

An Ongoing Pandemic and Geopolitical Events Present Challenges to Connector Industry

Limited materials access, ongoing labor shortages, and war are squeezing supply chains and affecting electronics manufacturing. We talk to Ron Bishop about the implications for manufacturers, innovators, and the markets that depend on interconnects. Bishop & Associates has closely monitored the connector industry since 1985. Led by founder Ron Bishop, the market research firm hasRead More

Global Connector Sales See Strong Growth Across Regions and Markets

Technological solutions to humanity’s pressing challenges continue to drive connector sales growth. A new market research report on the global connector sales puts a number on humanity’s increasing reliance on connected technologies. Although the decade is still young, the 2020s have already been defined by significant challenges, including increasing natural disasters, wars, geopolitical tensions, andRead More

2021 Connector Industry Acquisitions

An emphasis on mil/aero, RF and microwave, and materials and processing capabilities drove significant moves in 2021, as connector companies brought new expertise into their organizations through strategic acquisitions.  In 2021, the connector industry continued to experience shifts in ownership and expertise as companies moved to bring new capabilities in-house with acquisitions. Although the daysRead More

2021 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers: Website Usablility

In this fifth and final article, Connector Supplier reveals the 2021 Top 10 connector manufacturers ranked for customer satisfaction in overall website usability. Bishop & Associates has completed its 2021 North American customer survey, which evaluated 37 connector manufacturers. A total of 221 customers answered 18 questions relating to important issues such as quality, pricing, delivery,Read More

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