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 »

AirBorn Promotes Michael Cole to President and CEO

 AirBorn announced the promotion of Michael Cole from chief operating officer to president and chief executive officer. He joined AirBorn in 2016. A seasoned executive, Cole’s resume includes over three decades of experience in the passive electronics, connectors, and cable-assembly marketplace. Cole served as president and minority owner of Meritec Inc. and senior vice president/general manager ……Read More »

Copper and Fiber Connectivity in the Data Center

The data center has grown from its original concept as a central location for computing and storage hardware to the data center of today that is at the epicenter of connection of nearly every aspect of our digitized lives. Data centers have evolved from single client on-premises facilities that were isolated from the world to ……Read More »

2022 Connector Industry Yearbook

Each year, Bishop & Associates prepares the Connector Industry Yearbook based on annual reports provided by publicly traded connector companies. Income statements and balance sheets are consolidated for the past 10 years, five years, and most current year, providing benchmarks on the industry and the overall performance of the public connector companies. In addition, the ……Read More »

Connector Industry Forecast 2022-2027

Although 2021 proved to be a year full of surprises, it appears that despite several strong headwinds, 2022 is proving to be even more surprising! How is the connector industry preforming in 2022? Are the lingering effects of the pandemic still affecting the industry? Which regions appeared to have weathered the pandemic better than others? ……Read More »

Digi-Key Electronics Hired Mike Slater as new vice president of global business development

Digi-Key Electronics has hired Mike Slater as its new vice president of global business development. In his new role, Slater will oversee the company’s worldwide customer and supplier development strategy. Slater comes to Digi-Key with more than 25 years of sales, management, and business experience. Prior to joining Digi-Key, he served as the president of E-Switch Inc., ……Read More »