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  • 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

  • In Conversation: The State of the Connector Industry

    A conversation between Bishop & Associates’ Ron Bishop and Samtec’s Danny Boesing reviews 2023 sales performance and explores the possibilities 2024 holds for the connector industry. We are now in a new era for the connector industry. The great disruption of the pandemic has led to the rise of new technologies, a shift out ofRead More

Facts & Figures

New Market Research Report Explores the World Automotive Connector Market

The automotive industry is the second-largest market for connectors, with increasing production of both conventional and electric vehicles. Bishop & Associates’ new research report explores the products, technologies, supply chain challenges, and other factors impacting the automotive market.   The World Automotive Connector Market The automotive market is the center of intense innovation as safety,Read More

An Ongoing Pandemic and Geopolitical Events Present Challenges to Connector Industry

Limited materials access, ongoing labor shortages, and war are squeezing supply chains and affecting electronics manufacturing. We talk to Ron Bishop about the implications for manufacturers, innovators, and the markets that depend on interconnects. Bishop & Associates has closely monitored the connector industry since 1985. Led by founder Ron Bishop, the market research firm hasRead More

Global Connector Sales See Strong Growth Across Regions and Markets

Technological solutions to humanity’s pressing challenges continue to drive connector sales growth. A new market research report on the global connector sales puts a number on humanity’s increasing reliance on connected technologies. Although the decade is still young, the 2020s have already been defined by significant challenges, including increasing natural disasters, wars, geopolitical tensions, andRead More

2021 Connector Industry Acquisitions

An emphasis on mil/aero, RF and microwave, and materials and processing capabilities drove significant moves in 2021, as connector companies brought new expertise into their organizations through strategic acquisitions.  In 2021, the connector industry continued to experience shifts in ownership and expertise as companies moved to bring new capabilities in-house with acquisitions. Although the daysRead More

2021 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers: Website Usablility

In this fifth and final article, Connector Supplier reveals the 2021 Top 10 connector manufacturers ranked for customer satisfaction in overall website usability. Bishop & Associates has completed its 2021 North American customer survey, which evaluated 37 connector manufacturers. A total of 221 customers answered 18 questions relating to important issues such as quality, pricing, delivery,Read More

2021 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers: Order lead times and price competitiveness

The results of the 2021 Bishop & Associates North American Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry are in. In this article, we reveal the Top 10 connector suppliers for order lead times and price competitiveness. Order Lead Times and Price Competitiveness Bishop & Associates has completed its 2021 North American customer survey, which evaluatedRead More

2021 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers: Product Quality and Problem Handling

The results of the 2021 Bishop & Associates North American Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry are in. In this article, we reveal the Top 10 connector manufacturers for product quality and problem handling. 2021 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers – Product Quality and Problem Handling Bishop & Associates has completed its 2021 NorthRead More

2021 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers: On-Time Delivery and Meeting Promised Ship Dates

The results of the 2021 Bishop & Associates North American Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry are in. In this article, we reveal the Top 10 connector manufacturers for on-time shipment delivery and meeting promised ship dates. Bishop & Associates has completed its 2021 North American customer survey, which evaluated 37 connector manufacturers.Read More

Connector Industry Sales Performance: The 20th Versus 21st Century

Electronic interconnects have impacted human progress across two centuries. Bishop & Associates looks at this critical industry from a sales perspective to track its growth and its major players. In the last 20 years of the 20th century (1980 through 2000), the connector industry achieved a compound annual growth (CAGR) rate of 7.1%. There wereRead More

2021 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers: Best Overall Performance

The results of the 2021 Bishop & Associates North American Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry are in. Here we reveal the Top 10 connector suppliers for overall best performance. Top 10 Connector Suppliers Overall Bishop & Associates has completed its 2021 North American customer survey, which evaluated 37 connector manufacturers. A total ofRead More

Top Ten Largest Connector Companies Gain Market Share (1980-2020)

While smaller connector companies carve out dedicated customer bases with unique product and service offerings, the big guys continue to dominate the market. The connector industry has always been top heavy, with the 10 largest companies accounting for a large part of the world market. For example, in 1980, the top 10 represented 38% of world connector sales.Read More

How Did the Connector Industry Perform in 2021?

Ron Bishop of Bishop & Associates shares connector sales numbers and insights into the factors that led to an extraordinary year. Bishop & Associates has closely monitored the connector industry since 1985. Led by founder Ron Bishop, the market research firm has tracked and reported on the expansion of interconnect products, the emergence of transformativeRead More

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