The Future Development of the Waterproof Connector Market
According to global industry forecasts, driven by China and the economies of Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, the waterproof connector market will meet the next five-year growth period. In 2012, global connector demand will reach 60 billion US dollars. According to the global industry report, the Asian connector market reached US$6.4 billion in 2010, and China's market growth rate in 2015 will reach 20%.
Research shows that the connector market continues to rise due to the demand for consumer electronics game consoles, MP3s, mobile phones, LCD TVs, and digital cameras. According to IN-Stat, the global TV set-top box market will reach $1.3 billion in 2014. According to the DisplaySearch survey report, global TV shipments will exceed 242 million units in 2010, an increase of 15% year-on-year, and is expected to exceed 260 million units by 2014.
In mainland China, there are more than 1,000 connector manufacturers, including about 300 foreign-invested companies and more than 700 local manufacturers, mainly in the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta. Domestic domestic connector manufacturers are generally small in scale and weak in strength; some military industrial enterprises have advantages in technology research and development, but the product application fields are mostly concentrated in military products, and the large-scale production capacity is insufficient, which is different from the company's targeted market segments. competition.
According to the research report of BCC Research, the global market for home medical equipment will grow to US$20.4 billion in 2012, with an annual growth rate of 6.8%. Medical electronics will be a new growth point for connector applications. The market predicts that by 2011, the connector market for the medical sector will reach $1.63 billion.
Mobile phone market
Connectors are one of the most important devices in a mobile phone. On average, each phone requires eight connectors. According to the Coda Research report, between 2010 and 2015, global smartphone shipments will reach 2.5 billion, with a CAGR of 24%. Data show that in the first quarter of 2010, China's 3G mobile phone sales reached 6.113 million units, an increase of 65.97% from the previous quarter. As the development of the mobile phone market continues to improve. The mobile phone connector market will continue to move up the trend.
· The connector products used in mobile phones are divided into internal FPC connectors and board-to-board connectors; externally connected I/O connectors, as well as batteries, SIM card connectors and Camera Sockets, etc.
· Affected by the demand market of 3G mobile phones and smartphones, the current development direction of mobile phone connectors is: low height, small pitch, multi-function, good electromagnetic compatibility, standardization and customization
The automotive connector market is the largest connector segment, with a typical light vehicle with approximately 1,500 connection points. According to Bishop & Associate, the automotive connector market is expected to continue to grow and will reach a market size of $13.4 billion in 2011.
According to a report by market research firm In-Stat, shipments of mobile computing devices, including tablets, netbooks, smartbooks and laptops, will maintain a compound annual growth rate of 19.1% by 2014. Global notebook shipments will reach 291 million units in 2014. The number of connectors in the computer is about 5-12 sets per unit, and the steady development of the computer market has driven the continued growth in connector demand.