February 4, 2013—Technologies will support Gigabit Ethernet and 10G revenues in fiber and copper products.
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.
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?
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 18, 2012 – Today, the connector market in Europe is already underperforming compared to other parts of the world, and it doesn’t look like it will improve in the near future.
September 2012 – For the companies in the industrial market that Bishop tracks, 2011 was a year that showed 11.9% growth for the sector.
September 4, 2012 – John MacWilliams dispenses some wisdom on the always fluctuating forecast for the US consumer electronics market as it reaches a milestone number for the first time.
August 2012 – Dave Pheteplace, Bishop & Associates, looks at growth from 2010 through first quarter 2012 in the transportation market.
August 7, 2012 – A close look at prices, material costs, and other major factors, from the people who run the businesses
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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 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