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  • 2024 Forecast: What’s Ahead for the Connector Industry?

    The connector industry has proven its resilience against a range of challenges, with outstanding growth in the post-pandemic period. Can it keep up? After 2021’s stunning double-digit growth, no one expected the connector industry to perform as well as it did in 2022, but in a year marked by continuing pandemic aftershocks, environmental disasters, andRead More

  • New Report Examines Performance and Outlook for the European Connector Industry

    Bishop & Associates has tracked the activities of the European connector industry for 41 years. Find out how things went in 2022 and what’s to come in the years ahead. Europe is a vibrant center of great technological innovation. Home to more than 200 connector companies and many more end users of electronic components, it’sRead More

Industry Facts and Figures

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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