All Reports by Publish Date

Connector Industry Forecast – 2022-2027
(F-2022-1) June 2022

The Connector Industry Forecast looks at past sales and reviews total world connector sales in 2021, providing a comprehensive analysis by region and market sector of projected connector sales for 2022 through 2027. With connector sales broken down by region, market sector and sub-sector, this report provides a detailed analysis in US dollars of the world connector industry.


2022 North American Cable Assembly Manufacturers
May 2022

The 2022 North American Cable Assembly Manufacturers report is a 1,088‐page report, in PDF format, containing profiles on 1,040 companies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico that manufacture cable assemblies for resale. The profiles include company name, address, phone number, business manager, website, estimated 2019 worldwide revenues, facility size, manufacturing locations by region of the world, markets served, product types manufactured, agency approvals/certifications, minority business designations, and a brief description of the business.


World Automotive Market for Connectors
(M-1010-22) – April 2022

This 16-chapter, 197-page research report provides an in-depth analysis of the worldwide automotive connector market. Covering the period 2020, 2021, and 2026F, as well as a summary for the period 2020 through 2026F, this report focuses on interconnects used in light vehicle production. Connector usage is broken down by vehicle type; low-cost/economy, mid-range, and premium, as well as by key electronic system, connector type, and region.



World Connector Market Handbook
(M-700-22) April 2022

This comprehensive seven-chapter, 230-page report analyzes all aspects of the world electronic connector market. This report provides detailed connector statistics by equipment sector and product category for North America, Europe, Japan, China, Asia Pacific, and the ROW region. Included is a complete chapter on worldwide connector industry results by region, equipment sector, and product category. Data is provided for the years 2012 – 2021, and projections for 2022 and 2027 (including five-year CAGRs).


IC Socket Market Systems and Connector Forecast 2020 – 2030
(P-420-22) January 2022

This research report examines the IC socket market from both a US dollar standpoint and in units. The report looks at current IC socket applications and examines present and future factors which are anticipated to change the way we develop, market, procure and utilize IC sockets. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to understand the changes this market is anticipated to undergo, order your copy today.


The I/O Rectangular Connector Market 2021
(P-520-21) – October 2021

This research report provides a detailed analysis of the I/O rectangular connectors market. The report furnishes detailed statistics by region and by I/O rectangular connector type for the years 2019, 2020, 2021F, and 2026F.

World Circular Connector Market 2021
(P-430-21) – September 2021

This six-chapter research report provides an inclusive analysis of the mil-spec/COTS equivalent and commercial/industrial circular connector market. The report furnishes detailed statistics by region, by circular connector type for the years 2019, 2020, 2021F and 2026F. In addition to circular connector type, products are also broken into mil-spec/COTS equivalent and commercial/industrial types, plus a quantitative review of cable assemblies using circular connectors.

Top 100 Connector Manufacturers
(M-121-21) – August 2021

This ten-chapter research report provides a comprehensive analysis of the world’s Top 100 Electronic Connector Manufacturers. The world’s top 100 connector manufacturers recorded 2020 shipments of $58.756 billion. This represented 93.7% of the worldwide connector market, up from 93.1% in 2019. The balance of the connector industry had 2020 shipments of $4.435 billion and represented 6.3% of the total market.


2021 Connector Industry Yearbook
(C-122-21) – July 2021

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. Featured in each issue are: consolidated history of the public companies, fifteen-year history of performance by company (including industry averages), and a chronological description of important 2020 industry events.


Instrumentation Market for Connectors
(M-310-21) – June 2021

This eight-chapter, 223‐page research report provides detailed information on the instrumentation market, including connector types used and their suppliers, instrumentation equipment suppliers, and applications where connectors are found in the instrumentation market.


World Cable Assembly Market
(P-799-21) – May 2021

This 17-chapter, 214-page report provides a detailed analysis in US dollars for the years 2020 through 2026, by region, end-use equipment sector and cable assembly type. Our analysis is provided numerically and graphically, allowing the reader to easily view and understand upcoming trends. The 2021 World Cable Assembly Market report includes analyses of important factors impacting the worldwide cable assembly market, as well as the economic trends and technology affecting each market sector within individual regions.


Computer Server Market Trends and Connector Use 2020-2030
(P-410-21) May 2021

Bishop & Associates research report, Computer Server Market Trends and Connector Use 2020-2030, explores the server market. The report discusses the current trends driving server growth and the manufacturers participating in this growth. Also examined are the connectors used in servers and which connector types will experience the most growth, and which will slowly be phased out.


World Industrial Market for Connectors 2021
(M-607-21) April 2021

This six-chapter, 297‐page research report provides a detailed analysis of the world industrial market for connectors. The report focuses on three key segments Factory Automation and Machinery, Construction and Civil Engineering, and Energy Markets. World Industrial Market for Connectors provides a detailed analysis of these above three segments, including equipment and connector products found within each of the segments. Connectors sales numbers are provided for each of these key segments, by region, and product type for the years 2019, 2020, 2021F, and 2026F.


World Telecom Connector Market 2020-2025
(M-510-21) – January 2021

This nine chapter, 254-page, research report provides a detailed analysis of the connectors used in the six key telecom sub-sectors; enterprise equipment, wireless infrastructure, wireless subscriber, carrier network, cable/MSO network, and other telecom equipment. Connector statistics are provided by year, region, sub-sector, connector type and more than 60 different equipment types.


Top 50 Medical Interconnect Solutions Companies
(M-1601-20) December 2020

This research report, Top 50 Medical Interconnect Solutions Companies, provides company profiles and summarizes the products, technologies, capabilities, and unique value propositions that each offers the medical market. Tables are included detailing total connector sales, medical connector sales, and worldwide rankings for each of the top 50 companies, as well as an updated five-year worldwide medical forecast by sub-sector. The medical connector market requires strategy, differentiated products for demanding medical applications, a commitment to quality, and a strong understanding of the competitive playing field.


High-Speed Copper & Fiber Optic Connectors
(P-675-20) November 2020

Bishop & Associates research report, High-Speed Copper & Fiber Optic Connectors offers a snapshot of fiber optic and high-speed copper connector technology and markets as it exists in the fall of 2020, and defines what may be the first steps of a major evolutionary change in the market for this class of interfaces. Be prepared for this change.


5G Infrastructure – How 5G is Impacting Infrastructure Hardware and Connector Buying Trends
(M-980-20) – September 2020

This research report, 5G Infrastructure – How 5G is Impacting Infrastructure Hardware and Connector Buying Trends provides insight as to how 5G and the hardware changes in-process will impact connector buying trends and a reference timetable for when they will be deployed. Timelines may move in or move out, but the significant changes outlined in this report will largely play out over the next five years.


Medical Electronics Market for Interconnect Solutions
(M-1501-20) July 2020

Focusing on connectors used in the medical electronics market, this 12-chapter, 472-page report examines electronic connectors and cable assemblies used in the medical sector and the equipment these connectors and assemblies are found on. Also examined are the market trends, regulations, and requirements to be successful as an equipment manufacturer and supplier.

The report looks at connectors, cables, and instruments used inside the body, either temporarily during surgery or exams, or long term in implanted devices. The report takes a close look at trends for endoscopes, surgical robotics, dental and electrosurgical equipment which use a variety of reusable and disposable connectors. This latest report also contains a thorough analysis of the Therapeutic market, including a close look at connectors and cables used for respiratory equipment, such as ventilators used to treat patients with breathing impairments caused by the Coronavirus. The report also provides an in-depth review of defibrillators, AED’s, and emerging wearable defibrillator products and the connectors and cables needed to support them.


World RF Coax Connector Market
(P-780-20) June 2020

The World RF Coax Connector Market 2020 presents the latest and most up-to-date market information, trends, RF connector technology, product, and application information. RF coax connector sales for the years 2018, 2019, 2020F, and 2025F are provided by RF connector family and type, worldwide and by region of the world.

Projections include a discussion on how 5G, IoT, DIN, VITA, EICA/EIA, IEEE, MIL/SOSA new programs and standards, plus trends for miniaturization, COTS, LEO satellites, higher frequencies, higher RF power, broader application bandwidths, and international supply chain shifts will affect the overall market and specific connector types. With a forecasted CAGR of XX.X% from 2020 to 2025, growth of the world RF coax connector market is expected to exceed many other sectors.


Non-Automotive Transportation Market for Connectors – 2019-2025F

(M-4100-20) February 2020

Non-Automotive Transportation Market for Connectors examines the technology, trends, and products that are driving the growth of the various sub-sectors within the transportation market. Forecasts by transportation sector, product type and region are provided, along with five-year compound average growth rate projections.


Connector Types and Technologies Poised for Growth
(P-606-19) October 2019

This report identifies 16 connector and sensor types that are expected to grow at a significantly faster rate than the general market over the next five years. Connector Types and Technologies Poised for Growth is a 21-chapter, 271-page report that defines the key characteristics of each connector or sensor, as well as provides typical applications, key manufacturers, along with projected market values and five-year CAGR. This report also reviews emerging trends and technologies that are likely to have major impact on connector and sensor design and applications over this same period.

Each connector or sensor type is defined with a product description including key mechanical and electrical performance characteristics, as well as the rational for its selection. Major applications are also identified. A global market value and forecast covering the years 2018 through 2024, with a five-year CAGR, document our growth expectations for each product type.


World Consumer Market for Connectors 2019

(M-970-19) – June 2019

This Bishop & Associates research report examines the technology, products, and outside influences that are shaping the consumer market. Individual chapters are devoted to the connected home appliance market, consumer mobile phone and watch markets, as well as the HD/UHDTV from 1080P to 8K, and the personal computer and tablet markets.


Top 100 Cable Assembly Companies
(CA-785-19) – February 2019

  • Who came out on top?
  • What countries were home to these companies?
  • What were their total sales by region?
  • How much of the industry do the Top 100 represent?

Know your competitors and know your acquisition targets. Who are the biggest companies out there in the worldwide cable assembly industry? How might they impact you or help you?


Electronic Industry and Connector Outlook 2018 and Beyond
(M-960-18) – November 2018

The electronic industry, now entering its 75th year, has been driven by changes in semiconductor technology, successive generations of change in electronic equipment, and more recently, software developments. It is important for companies in the connector industry to understand these changes, because the next decade will see multiple paradigm shifts that will affect the industry, its customers, and suppliers. Order your copy of Electronic Industry and Connector Outlook 2018 and Beyond to gain an understanding of how these changes will affect the connector and electronics industry..


History of M & A in the Connector Industry
(C-150-18) – October 2018

This report examines how mergers and acquisitions have changed the connector, cable, and cable assembly industry. The report chronicles acquisitions by year, type (manufacturer, distributor or private equity firm) and manufacturer, while also looking at the change in acquisition targets over the years. Understand how acquisitions have changed the connector, cable, and cable assembly market over the last several decades, order your copy today.


Connector Manufacturers Connect to Sensors
(P-770-18) July 2018

This eleven-chapter, 176‐page research report that explores the critical issues associated with the technology of the expanding array of electronic sensors, as well as the synergy between the manufacturing of sensors and electronic connectors.


Fiber Optic Connector and Cable Assembly Market 2017-2022
(P-775-18) April 2018

This report highlights new fiber optic connector business opportunities for connector manufacturers and looks at the impact newer networking technologies will have on equipment suppliers.


IC Socket Market System and Connector Forecast 2016 – 2022
(P-420-18) – March 2018

IC sockets have been used for many years for different, evolving reasons. Since sockets add to material costs, no one would use them unless they had a good reason – or are basically following a standard operating procedure that has worked for previous generations.

With the advent of modern digital circuitry and increasing importance of mobile electronics, socket use has waned somewhat. In recent years, this is also due to advances in surface mount technology, mated height restrictions, lower procurement and system assembly cost versus socketing.

Then, why would anyone socket? A number of reasons apply and include:

  • Costly and somewhat fragile, ICs can be spared the heat and mechanical stresses associated with automated circuit board assembly.
  • Sockets can be ‘quarantined’ in special theft-proof lockers, catalogued for specific circuit board use, and installed by trained technicians.
  • Sockets can even be installed at final system configuration and test, so as to further insure their proper use and potentially avoid tariffs or duties imposed by foreign governments.

Bishop & Associates research report, IC Socket Market – System and Connector Forecast – 2016 – 2023 examines these reasons and others. This report discusses why IC sockets are still being used and, in some applications, are growing. The report looks at current IC socket applications and examines present and future factors which are anticipated to change the way we develop, market, procure and utilize IC sockets.


Computer Market and Big Data Systems and Connectors 2017 to 2022 and Beyond
(M-860-18) – January 2018

Worldwide the third largest market sector, the computer and computer peripheral market, generated $8.4 billion in connector sales in 2017. Covering a variety of equipment types including desktop computers, mobile computers (laptops and tablets), servers, storage equipment, and computer peripherals, the computer market is presently undergoing a major change which will challenge OEMs and suppliers alike.

  • What is triggering and driving this change?
  • What role is cloud computing and pubic data centers playing in this change?
  • How is the transfer of hardware procurement and installation changing?
  • How will this change affect the traditional role of the connector manufacturer?
  • What role will photonics play in future computer systems?

Bishop & Associates latest research report, Computer Market and Big Data Systems and Connectors 2017 to 2022 and Beyond provides the answers to these questions and more.


Evolving High-Speed Backplane Connectors
(P-881-17) – November 2017

This eleven-chapter, 250-page research report provides an analysis of the expanding role and market for high-speed traditional, midplane, orthogonal, cable, ruggedized, and fiber optic backplane connectors designed to perform in the 6 to 50+ Gb/s arena. The report reviews the basic technology underlying high-speed backplane connectors and outlines current and anticipated applications that demand them.  Detailed analysis compares performance of high-speed backplane connectors from leading suppliers, as well as the challenges designers face in predicting connector performance in very specific applications


World Market for Connectors Used in Mobile Infrastructure Equipment
2017 to 2022
(P-940-17) – October 2017

The World Market for Connectors Used in Mobile Network Infrastructure Equipment report covers connectors used in telecommunications network equipment that supports mobile communications. The specific purpose of this report is to highlight likely new business opportunities for connector manufacturers. It will also discuss the various technologies being used in mobile infrastructure systems, the equipment involved and the connectivity products needed to support all of them. Click for more details.



The High-Speed Datacom Communications and Connectivity Market – 2017 and Beyond
(P-910-17) – June 2017

This research report provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the High-Speed Data Communications and Connectivity Market. The report covers connector and cable assembly sales forecasts for the years 2017 through 2022 by data communication equipment market, by data rate, by connector type, by medium (copper or fiber), and by cable assembly type. Forecasts are also broken out by region of the world.


Digital Transformation – Industrial IoT and the Connector Market; Industrial IoT as the Driver of Connectivity – Smart Factory – Smart Grid – Smart City
(M-617-17) March 2017

Bishop & Associates newest research report, Digital Transformation – Industrial IoT and the Connector Market; Industrial IoT as the Driver of Connectivity – Smart Factory – Smart Grid – Smart City examines the Industrial IoT, with a detailed analysis of three key sub-sectors of the Industrial IoT. The report provides information on available communication technologies, applications within the Industrial IoT, and current and potential opportunities for connectors. Tables are included detailing connector potential by sub-sector, region, and connector type. Like previous industrial revolutions, the Industrial IoT has the potential to bring about profound changes. Be ready for the next industrial revolution, order your copy of Digital Transformation – Industrial IoT and the Connector Market.


The World Market for Terminal Blocks
(P-620-16) October 2016

This report examines the use, structure, and quantitative sales value of terminal blocks used in a variety of applications and market sectors. This five-chapter, 127-page research report investigates the various types of terminal blocks available today, what applications are driving their usage and what applications will drive growth over the next five years.


Impact of Disruptive Innovations on Electronic Interconnects
(M-760-16) October 2016

The evolution of connector design has traditionally followed a well-developed path. A need is recognized, a product designed, and the growth cycle begins. Will new innovations, their rate of adoption, and the technologies they represent change this path? This report examines 10 potentially disruptive technologies, and their possible impact on traditional copper, fiber and wireless interconnects. Don’t let the past define your path to the future.