Ron Bishop

Is the Gold Rush Over for China Connector Sales?

Bishop & Associates has been tracking the connector industry since 1980 by product type, by end-use market sector, and by major geographic region. When we initially starting reporting on the industry, China’s connector sales were so insignificant we included China’s numbers as part of the Asia Pacific region. Bishop & Associates began reporting China connectorRead 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

Lead Times Grow: Connector Backlog Hits 12 Weeks

In the two years since the pandemic began, the connector industry has been hit by production and supply chain challenges, as well as expanded orders for interconnects as demand rose for electronic products in every market. The result: connector backlogs. Supply chain challenges have been a symptom of the pandemic since China extended its ChineseRead More

Continued Growth Expected in the World Connector Market

As the electronics industry continues to adjust to changes brought by the global pandemic, it’s clear that technological innovation will play a key role in the future of every market. A new report examines the impacts of 2020 and anticipates growth ahead. In the past 40 years, the world connector market has experienced only nineRead More

2018 US Survey Results Are In — Here Are The Top 10 Connector Suppliers

The results of the 2018 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry are in. We reveal the top 10 connector suppliers for overall best performance. View additional survey results. 2018 Top 10 Connector Suppliers Bishop & Associates has completed its biennial US customer survey, which evaluated 31 connector manufacturers. A totalRead More

The Connector Industry Braces for the Impact of Tariffs

The developing trade war could bring significant consequences to the electronics industry. The Connector Industry Braces for the Impact of Tariffs The US government has weighed imposing tariffs on imports for over a year, and in recent weeks these discussions have escalated into action as tariffs have come into effect on trade relationships around theRead More

Tariffs and the Electronic Connector Industry

As talk of tariffs threatens to become action, the electronics industry is poised for pain. By Ron Bishop, Bishop & Associates, Inc. Tariffs and the Electronic Connector Industry The implementation of tariffs on goods imported into the United States to address trade imbalances has been seriously discussed by the Trump administration for over a year.Read More

OEMs Experience Continuing Growth

Bishop & Associates takes a closer look at OEM sales results and the business outlook. OEMs Experience Continuing Growth Bishop & Associates tracks sales and profits of 13 market sectors and more than 120 companies. The objectives are to determine how selected electronic markets have performed, identify sales and profit trends for forecasting purposes, andRead More

Business is Excellent and Confidence is High about the Future

2017 ended on a high note for the electronics industry, and connector manufacturers are optimistic about 2018. The connector industry’s strong performance in 2017 has created an environment of optimism as we settle into the new year. In our recent surveys of the industry, we’ve found high expectations for continued growth in the months ahead.Read More

The Business Environment is Strong, Connector Prices are Excellent

When Bishop & Associates asked you how things are going, you said things are just fine. Our latest outlook for the industry is accordingly bright. If you want to know what the outlook is like for the connector industry, just ask. That’s one way Bishop & Associates measures the expectations of an industry that continuesRead More

The Business Environment is Strong, Connector Prices are Excellent

When Bishop asked you how things are going, you said things are just fine. Our latest outlook for the industry is accordingly bright. If you want to know what the outlook is like for the connector industry, just ask. That’s one way Bishop & Associates measures the expectations of an industry that continues to expandRead More

2016 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers: Identifying the Top 10 – It’s Harder Then You Think

For decades, Bishop & Associates has evaluated the connector industry to pinpoint the top companies. That list changes, however, depending on what factors you are measuring. Here’s how we come up with our rankings. 2016 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers Design engineers and purchasing personnel want to use the best connector companies for their design and purchasing requirements. Bishop & AssociatesRead More

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