Raw Material Costs Increased 6% In 2Q22 – Up 4.6% YTD

Inflation has increased the cost of just about all products including energy, food, housing, clothing, vehicles, electronics, etc. Prices on the main materials used in connectors increased 6.0% Year-Over-Year (YOY) in 2Q22 and increased 30.1% sequentially. Four items make up 75% of the raw material cost to produce a connector: gold, copper, steel, and plastics. ……Read More »

New Report : Top 100 Connector Manufacturers

Bishop & Associates has just released a new ten-chapter research report providing a comprehensive analysis of the world’s Top 100 Electronic Connector Manufacturers. This new report furnishes detailed statistics that benchmark the leading connector manufacturers by 2020/2021 total sales, sales by end-use equipment market, sales by product category, and sales by region. All manufacturers are ……Read More »

Amphenol Finalizes Acquisition of NPI Solutions

Amphenol Corporation finalized the acquisition of NPI Solutions of Morgan Hill, CA. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. NPI manufactures cable assemblies and value-add interconnect assemblies for industrial applications with a particular focus on semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The business generates annual sales of ~$65M. The acquisition is likely to further strengthens the capabilities and ……Read More »

HARTING Opens New Production Facility

HARTING technology group has opened a new production facility in the district of Thirumazhisai in Chennai, India. This important production center began its development 16 years ago. “Back then, it was just a small sales office with the employees initially looking after the sales and marketing of our products,” said CEO Philip Harting. “Today, we ……Read More »

ODU Celebrates 80 Years

ODU honors its 80 years in operation with celebrations and an investment of almost 60 million euro in the company headquarters, including a new five-story building for the turning shop with laboratories and offices, and plans to build an additional assembly hall. Founded by Otto Dunkel in 1942, ODU established itself early as a global ……Read More »