Connector industry sales performance first quarter 2013 results.
April 18, 2013—VITA is the trade association dedicated to fostering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited, open system architectures in critical embedded system applications.
March 19, 2013 – Despite Europe’s economic woes, 2012 world automotive light vehicle sales set a new record, and the automotive sector continued to dominate the world connector market with sales of $10.179 billion. Roger E. Rickey discusses the drivers behind the growth and how that may carry into 2013.
March 7, 2013 – Semiconductor sales year-over-year growth has been declining or negative for the past seven quarters.
February 19, 2013 – Latin America is showing a new resilience and faster economic growth.
December 4, 2012 – Bishop & Associates’ staff attended electronica 2012 and talked to industry personnel to discuss industry trends, news, and advancements to obtain insight into the outlook of industry insiders. Here’s the general consensus.
September 2012 – For the companies in the industrial market that Bishop tracks, 2011 was a year that showed 11.9% growth for the sector.
August 7, 2012 – A close look at prices, material costs, and other major factors, from the people who run the businesses
Competition is the primary cause for the decrease in both prices and margins. In a downturn, price competition heats up and the cannibalization of margins begins. Are distributors becoming their own worst enemies?