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  • Connector Industry Books Record Sales in 2022

    The connector industry achieves a new industry record for sales in 2022. Connector Industry Sales 2022 The connector industry achieved full year 2022 sales growth of +7.8%, reaching global sales of $84.1 billion. This is a new industry record for sales. The following table displays 2022 sales results by geographic region. It is interesting toRead More

  • 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

Industry Facts and Figures

Structured Cabling Technology and Market Assessment

January 15, 2013 – The recession reduced investment, cancelled many projects, and impacted budgets in the structured cabling market. Meanwhile, changes in IT technology reshuffled the product mix end-users demand from manufacturers, forcing companies to reconsider their portfolios and adjust the way they approach the market.

Big OEM Sales, No Profits: Consumer Market for Cable Assemblies

January 15, 2013 – The consumer cable assembly market grew 2.1% in 2011 to $6 billion, after increasing 30% in 2010. Although sales were down slightly for the market in 2012, profits are down dramatically for the OEMs. It begs the question, where is the edge of the cliff for this industry?

The Military/Aerospace Market for Cable Assemblies Sees a Cloudy Forecast for 2012

The military and aerospace industry is continuing to experience the downward pressures of a challenging economy. Military budgets have proven buoyant over the past few years, driven by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and by higher spending by developing countries. Now the main drivers of military demand — threats, politics, and the economy — areRead More

The Telecom/Datacom Market for Cable Assemblies, Mobile Devices Drive Market

The telecom industry continues to experience better growth than other market sectors due, in good part, to the world’s insatiable appetite for mobile subscriber technology, particularly smartphones. According to Gartner, smartphone manufacturers shipped 472 million of the devices in 2011 and they now compose 31% of the cellphone market. This is a 58% increase fromRead More

Distribution Posts First Negative Quarter Since 2009

Sales have slowed down, but there’s no reason to panic: These numbers are acceptable and distributors maintain a positive business outlook. History says it’s all part of the normal business cycle, but Bishop & Associates is keeping a close eye on it.

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