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  • 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

Facts & Figures

The Military/Aerospace Market for Cable Assemblies

The Military/Aerospace Market for Cable Assemblies Bishop tracks 13 market sectors for electronic interconnects. The combined annual revenue of all the market sectors was $4.3 trillion in 2012 and grew 4.9% over 2011. Of the 13 market sectors, military/aerospace was the seventh fastest growing market sector in 2012 at 0.4% year-over-year and combined revenues ofRead More

Strong Finish in 2012 for the Automotive Market

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.

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?

Wrap-Up: Mixed Feelings at electronica 2012

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.

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