Bishop & Associates has just released a new market research report that
identifies 18 specific connector types that are expected to grow at a
significantly faster rate than the general market over the next five years.
This 24-Chapter, 185-page report defines the key characteristics of each of
the connectors, as well as provides typical applications, major manufacturers
along with projected market values and five year CAGR to 2016. This report
also reviews emerging trends and technologies that are likely to have major
impact on connector design and applications over this same period.
Each connector type is defined with a product description including key
mechanical and electrical performance characteristics, as well as the rational
for its selection. Typical applications are also identified. A global market
value and forecast to 2016 documents our growth expectations for each
Many of the selected interfaces have existed in the market for several years,
but emerging applications will propel their growth well beyond that of the
general connector market. Some legacy connector types, for instance, are being
adapted to high-speed differential signaling, which will allow implementation
in next-generation equipment. In other cases, entirely new interfaces will
show logarithmic percentage growth from near zero as they are implemented in
new high-volume applications.
Issues explored in this report include:
- 1. Which existing connector types are poised for exceptional sales growth?
- 2. What new electronic products and technologies are driving this
- 3. Which industry segments will utilize these connectors? Will certain
segments require the development of entirely new interfaces to address
- 4. Who are the leading manufacturers of these connectors?
- 5. How are power connectors being adapted to provide greater power and
signal density while supporting system thermal management strategies?
- 6. Which connectors defined by an updated industry standard or
specification show exceptional growth potential?
- 7. What is the forecasted global market value of these growth connectors
over the 2011 through 2016 period?
- 8. How much of this growth will be influenced by formal, defacto or
special interest group generated standards?
- 9. How are existing connectors defined by an industry standard continuing
to evolve in terms of bandwidth and signal density?
- 10. Will new system packaging techniques such as orthogonal midplane
architecture become more widely adopted over the next 3-5 years?
- 11. Will new material technology change the way connectors are designed,
fabricated and utilized?
- 12. How will system designer demand for higher speed and density
interfaces translate into development of next generation connector technology?
- 13. Are one -piece high performance edge connectors experiencing
- 14. Has the performance / cost curve of fiber optic connectors finally
tipped the advantage to fiber over copper in I/O applications? Will 25 Gb/s
channels be the tipping point?
- 15. How will global environmental mandates influence the design of future
- 16. What new I/O connectors are leading the charge to 10+ Gb/s performance?
- 17. How is the convergence of computing, communications, and consumer
entertainment influencing the design of interconnects?
- 18. What new classes of products such as wireless video, solid state
lighting and alternative energy generation will require the development of new
- 19. What technology gaps exist which must be addressed in order to satisfy
next generation equipment interconnect requirements?
- 20. What effect will the adoption of wireless devices have on copper
cabling and connectors?
- 21. Will connectors that incorporate passive or active components become
- 22. How are high-speed backplane and I/O connectors evolving to address
the issues of 40-100+ Gb/s bandwidth?
- 23. How are connector manufacturers balancing potentially conflicting
requirements for identical second sources and protection of intellectual
- 24. What changes in every portion of the channel will be required to
support 25+ Gb/s signals?
- 25. What new interfaces will dominate emerging automotive applications
including infotainment, networking, power management, and battery charging?
- 26. Are commercially priced PCB laminates capable of supporting 1meter
channels operating at 25+ Gb/s? Are there ways to avoid the use of
high-performance / cost laminates?
- 27. What potentially disruptive technologies may impact connector design
and utilization over the next 5 years?
All of these topics and others are discussed in this new report on Connector
Types and Technologies Poised for Growth.