Bishop &

The Outlook for the Cable Assembly Industry in 2021 and Beyond

The cable assembly industry has rebounded after a challenging pandemic year. Every market depends on these critical connectivity components, but some headwinds remain in the complex global electronics industry.  2020 was a surreal year in many ways. In the cable assembly industry, it started with modest expectations for growth. The overall U.S. economy was headedRead More

May 2021 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. May 2021 Connector Industry News May 2021 Connector Industry News > Event News  Smiths Interconnect is presenting a new webinar, “Understanding Which RF Filter Technology Works Best for YourRead More

Safety, Comfort, and Drivetrain Innovations Boost Automotive Connector Market Growth

The automotive connector market continues to expand and diversify as the electronic content in cars increases. A new report by Bishop & Associates takes a closer look. By Bishop & Associates, Inc. automotive connector market The worldwide automotive connector market grew at an average CAGR of 5.5% over the five-year period 2014 through 2019 toRead More

Now Hiring: Employment Opportunities Abound in the Electronics Industry

The tech industry has more employment opportunities than applicants with critical job skills, and it’s not a new problem. Here’s what the connector industry is doing to make it easier to find skilled workers in the future. For technology companies around the world, employment opportunities far outpace  workers who possess critical job skills, and it’sRead More

2018 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Overall Satisfaction with Order Lead Times and Price Competitiveness

The results are in for the 2018 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey. Find out who customers ranked as the top 10 connector suppliers for order lead times and price competitiveness. View survey results from all survey years. In this fourth segment of our series on the 2018 Bishop & Associates US Customer SatisfactionRead More

2016 Distributor Customer Survey Results

The annual Bishop & Associates’ survey of distributors’ customers is complete, and here’s a peek at the results.   Overall Score on All Questions Click here to read our full report on the 2016 Distributor Customer Survey results.

Electrical Basics for Microwave Applications

Here is a sneak peek of Bishop & Associates’ upcoming research report on microwave, RF, and millimeter wave connectors.   Characteristic Impedance The basic definition of “characteristic” impedance is the value of impedance that causes no change in input when used to terminate a long cable, with “long” being one-tenth or longer than the electricalRead More

Week in Review for February 5, 2016

Bishop & Associates Electronics Industry Confidence Index for January, along with the latest news from the connector and cable industry, are featured in this issue’s Week in Review.   How Confident is the Electronics Industry? Every month Bishop & Associates asks for readers’ insights into the electronics industry to compile the industry confidence index. The January Electronics IndustryRead More

2015 Connector Business in Review

The connector industry and the overall electronics market is continuously impacted by business, geographic, political, and other factors. We sat down with Bishop & Associates’ Ron Bishop to discuss the results of 2015 and what that may indicate for the year ahead. † Q: Based on Bishop & Associates’ research, what kind of a yearRead More

News Briefs for August 4, 2015

For the latest appointments, certifications, and facility openings, read the news briefs for August 4, 2015.   TE Connectivity has been named a lead partner to Andretti Technologies, the technology incubation and advanced engineering business of Andretti Autosport. The groundbreaking technology partnership will leverage TE’s expertise in sensors and connectors, including its DEUTSCH Autosport rangeRead More

Facts & Figures: Semiconductor Market Grew to a Record $336 Billion

In December, the semiconductor market grew to a record $336 billion (up +10.0% YOY), while connector growth strengthened as well. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported excellent growth in December 2014. December sales were a record $29.1 billion, up +9.3% from December 2013 and down -2.2% sequentially from November. 2014 semiconductor sales were up +10.0%Read More

eBook 2024 Bright Ideas