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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

Facts & Figures

Connector Distributors are Feeling Price Pressure

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?

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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