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Cables, Connectors, Waveguides, and Hybrid Products for up to THz at IMS 2023

IMS 2023, the premier worldwide RF microwave symposium, revealed exponential gains in next-generation interconnects for wireless communications technologies. Take a tour of the highlights with RF expert Dave Shaff. This year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) reestablished the event as the premier world level expo for RF through THz technology, engineering, and products. IMS 2023, heldRead More

What are USCAR-Approved Interconnects?

Meet the Connector: USCAR-Approved Interconnects USCAR connectors are part of a wide range of interconnect products that meet the specifications of the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), a collaborative automotive research company founded in 1992 to “strengthen the technology base of the U.S. auto industry through cooperative research and development.” Comprised of aRead 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

Top 10 Automotive Connector Manufacturers

The automotive market is the largest market for connectivity products. As connected, autonomous, and electric automotive technologies continue to advance, demand for connectors and other key connectivity products continue to accelerate.  The world’s top 10 automotive connector manufacturers ranked by 2019 sales collectively recorded total worldwide sales of $29.1 billion in 2019. The automotive connectorRead More

The Top 10 2018 Connector Companies: A Starting Point for Supply Chain Partnerships

Design engineers and purchasing personnel want to use the best connector companies for their design and purchasing requirements but, identifying the best connector companies is not an easy task. These insights from Bishop & Associates’ new “World’s Top 100 Electronic Connector Manufacturers” report are an excellent starting point for evaluating potential supply chain partners. DesignRead More

2018 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers

The 2018 top 10 connector manufacturers, as a group, achieved $36 billion in annual sales in 2018, or 59.8% of world connector demand. This is down from 2017’s market share of 60.6%. The following table identifies the 2018 top 10 connector manufacturers as defined by global connector sales. 2018 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers Ranked byRead More

2019 Top 10 European Connector Companies for On-Time Delivery and Technical Support and Expertise

The results are in for the 2019 Bishop & Associates European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry. We reveal the top 10 European connector companies for on-time delivery and technical support and expertise. Bishop & Associates has completed its biennial European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, which evaluated 30 connector manufacturers. ARead More

2019 Top 10 European Connector Suppliers for Quality and Price

The results are in for the 2019 Bishop & Associates European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry. We reveal the top 10 European connector suppliers for product quality and price competitiveness. Bishop & Associates has completed its biennial European Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry, which evaluated 30 connector manufacturers. A total ofRead More

Agricultural Smart Connectors Bring in High Yields

Today, a tractor is more than an engine-driven farm machine; it can be the hub of a farm’s IoT network and a farmer’s workspace with the help of rugged, smart connectors. Today’s sophisticated farm machinery is controlled electronically with the help of a new generation of smart connectors. With this equipment, farmers can enjoy aRead More

Connector Industry E-Commerce Evolves

Consumers expect instant gratification from the shopping experience. Engineers shopping for electronic components expect the same level of service, pushing connector companies and distributors to step up their game. Improved connector industry e-commerce options are one solution for more satisfied customers. Amazon has proven beyond a doubt that convenience and speedy delivery have become majorRead More

Connector Companies Get Smarter, Faster With Acquisitions

Electronics companies are consolidating their expertise with acquisitions as new technologies become part of the connector ecosystem. When is a connector company more than a connector company? When it is also a wire and cable company, a sensor company, an antenna company, a transceiver and transponder company, and even, sometimes, a software company. As increasingly complexRead More

Record Crowds and Future Tech Dominate electronica 2018  

Connector companies are growing to meet unprecedented demand for electronics across markets and around the world. electronica 2018 The population of Germany expanded by 80,000 people the week of November 12, as electronics industry professionals from around the world gathered in Munich for electronica 2018. This record crowd — a 10% increase in attendance overRead More

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