About Us

Bishop & Associates, Inc., incorporated in 1985, is a market research firm specializing in the global electronic connector market. Our staff of associates conducts ongoing research to provide our clients with in-depth and up-to-date market information.

The firm publishes the widely relied on monthly newsletter, The Bishop Report and The Connector Industry Yearbook, an annual review of the connector industry. In addition, Bishop & Associates produces off-the-shelf market studies analyzing regional and global markets, connector products, cable assembly products and technology.

Bishop & Associates also provides specialized services for our clients including, custom market research, multiple client studies, surveys, merger & acquisition assistance, and executive recruiting.

Capabilities and Services of the Firm

Research Reports

Each year, Bishop & Associates publishes 12-15 new off-the-shelf research reports on the connector and cable assembly industries. A full listing of all reports currently available can be found in our Reports section.

The Bishop Report

Bishop & Associates publishes a monthly newsletter on the connector industry that measures industry performance, and forecasts products and markets. Click here for more information on The Bishop Report.

Mergers and Acquisitions

The firm assists companies in finding acquisition opportunities, or in selling a division or product lines. More information can be found in the Mergers and Acquisitions section.


The firm conducts search assignments for entry level, middle, and upper management positions in the connector industry. Click here for Recruiting information.

Executive Presentations

Bishop & Associates provides an annual update on the World Connector Industry to management committees and Boards of Directors. The presentation cover subjects such as sales and profit growth, product and market growth, regional segmentation of markets, technology trends, financial benchmarks, and competitive analysis.

For more information, or to schedule a presentation, contact Ron Bishop, 630.443.2702 or email.


We have extensive global market and product databases that we make available to our clients in various forms.

For more information contact Ron Bishop, 630.443.2702 or email.

Surveys and Multi-Client Studies

Bishop & Associates annually conducts two large, multiple client customer and distributor surveys measuring the performance of connector manufacturer and distribution companies.

For results of the latest surveys, contact Ron Bishop, 630.443.2702 or email.