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02.16.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

2015 was a difficult year for the connector industry. With the exchange rate headwinds coupled with uncertain economic times, stock market turmoil and socio-political unrest, the results were hardly surprising.

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01.19.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Bishop & Associates segments the connector industry into geographic regions, countries, market sectors and product types. At the highest level, there are six geographic regions, 11 market sectors and 12 More...

12.16.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Typically we measure the top ten connector companies by total world sales. When annual sales are the unit of measure, the ten largest companies are as follows... More...

10.21.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates has tracked the connector industry since 1980, 34 years. In 1980, annual connector sales were $8.9 billion, growing to $55.4 billion in 2014. More...

09.10.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

From its inception, silicon/CMOS photonics was supposed to revolutionize optical communications, but has yet to come to fruition. How much progress has been made so far? More...

08.11.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Industry sales declined -6.5% in 2Q15 and -2.6% in 1Q15. Halfway through 2015, sales are -4.6%.

The following table shows industry sales by quarter for 2013, 2014 and 2015. The third and More...

06.30.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

The connector industry is one of the most profitable subsections of the electronic components industry. Bishop & Associates’ looks at 10 years of connector industry income statements. Let’s take a look More...

06.09.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates measures the connector industry in U.S. dollars. When measured in dollars, the industry reports a -4.2% decline in world connector sales through April 2015 when compared to the same More...

05.21.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates tracks sales and profits in 13 market sectors. Based on the 120 companies it follows, it evaluated the performance results for OEM markets in 2014. More...

03.16.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Connector sales grew +8.1% for the full-year 2014 to $52,855 million. Industry growth for 2015 is forecast at +5.1% YOY with sales of $55,569 million. More...

02.12.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Connector industry sales were up +5.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014 to $13,090 million. Connector sales grew +8.1% for the full year 2014 to $52,855 million. More...

01.29.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Having shown steady growth over the last four quarters, the medical market is on target for 2014. More...

11.20.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates reports on the facts and figures of the connector industry’s largest market sector -automotive. More...

10.28.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

In 2013, Europe accounted for 21.8% or $10,643 million of total world connector demand. This was an increase of 7.3% over 2012, when Europe accounted for $9.916 million. More...

09.23.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates 2014 Connector Industry Forecast shows major changes in the marketplace, including stronger performance in the industrial, automotive, and telecom/datacom equipment sectors. More...

08.21.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates 2014 Connector Industry Forecast shows major changes in the marketplace, including stronger performance in the industrial, automotive, and telecom/datacom equipment sectors. More...

07.17.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates just completed the 2014 U.S. Customer Survey of the Connector Industry asking connector users to evaluate 46 connector manufacturers. A total of 455 users answered 20 questions relating More...

06.17.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates just completed the 2014 Customer Survey of the Connector Industry asking connector users to evaluate 46 connector manufacturers. A total of 455 users answered 20 questions relating More...

06.03.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

PC unit sales declined 10% in 2013 for the second straight year of contraction, as the computer market contracts and swaps PCs for tablets and smartphones. More...

04.29.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Right now the industry is in a “sweet spot.” Business conditions are such that we are on the positive side of all three profit killers. More...

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Ronald E. Bishop founded Bishop & Associates Inc., a market research firm that specializes in the world electronic connector industry, in 1985. The firm publishes a monthly newsletter titled “The Bishop Report,” and the twice-monthly digital publication Connector Supplier.

The reports, produced by a staff of 20 researchers, focus on geographic regions, end-user equipment markets, connector products, and interconnect technologies.

The firm also provides executive placement services and conducts multi-client studies and customer surveys, and assists in merger and acquisition activity.

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