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  • What’s the Forecast? New Connector Industry Sales Report

    Bishop & Associates’ latest market research report looks at the future of connector industry sales across regions, markets, and product types. After a year of strong single-digit growth in 2022, no one seemed surprised that connector industry sales would decline in 2023. With industry sales performance based strongly on location and market sector, the EuropeanRead More

  • Amphenol is On a Roll

    With its ambitious acquisition strategy, the company has skyrocketed into the connector industry’s second largest position. CEO Adam Norwitt shares his insights on the big portfolio, product strategy, China, and what it’s like to manage a company that is actually many dozens of companies. Since January 2000, Amphenol has acquired over 70 companies, with 10Read More

Facts & Figures

2023 Update: How’s the Connector Industry Performing?

2023 Update: How’s the Connector Industry Performing? The electronics industry and related supply chains are still absorbing the shocks of the pandemic era. After months of record sales, sales have entered a down cycle, yet encouraging signs are present. What do the semiconductor sales say about future sales? More importantly, what does Bishop & AssociatesRead More

2023 New World Circular Connector Market Research Report

Circular connectors have represented a major portion of the connector industry for a long time, but new technologies, standards, and product opportunities keep this category fresh. The new World Circular Connector Market Research report by Bishop & Associates details the state of the circular connector. With more than a century of use, circular connectors wereRead More

2023 World Connector Market Handbook Out Now

A new market research report, 2023 World Connector Market Handbook, tracks the continued rise of global connector sales and projects future performance for this vital component category. The global connector industry has weathered the disruptions of the pandemic as well as natural disasters, war, global economic stresses, and other recent challenges remarkably well. Global connectorRead More

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

Strong 2022 Sales Lead into Optimistic Start for 2023

But what does 2023 hold for connector sales? Bishop & Associates’ Ron Bishop takes a look at the technologies and markets that use connectors to give us some clues about what the year ahead will bring. The final connector industry sales results from 2022 are coming in, and preliminary sales figures for the year showRead More

2022 Connector Industry Acquisitions

Connector companies expanded their services, capabilities, products, and supply chains with 2022’s round of acquisitions. Movement continues in the interconnect industry as connector companies expanded their services, capabilities, products, and supply chains with 2022’s round of acquisitions. Interconnects related to military and aerospace, fiber optics, Test & Measurement, as well as materials access and manufacturingRead 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

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

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