Category archive: Market research

Pogo Pins: A 40-Year-Old Technology

Guest Blog Post
David Pheteplace, Senior VP, Bishop & Associates

One of the older, widely used contacts, the pogo pin, has long established itself as a reliable and trustworthy technology for many applications. Named after the pogo stick toy over forty years ago, this golden spring-loaded contact has played a vital role in making temporary connections, usually for electronic testing, since it was first created.

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The Google Chromebook: Underdog No More

By Jason Zhang, Marketing

This past quarter, for the first time ever, tech giant and industry leader Apple finally suffered its first loss in sales against none other than the Google Chromebook. Analyst firm IDC released data detailing that in the most recent quarter, sales of Google Chromebooks in the U.S. have surpassed those of Macs by a whopping 37% (Apple Insider).

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Where is the PC Going?

By Jason Zhang, Marketing

It comes as a little surprise to many that the personal computer is gradually starting to lose its footing as the main player in the computing market. With new and developing technologies offering more innovative and efficient solutions, the PC has slowly begun to phase out of consumers’ most wanted devices. According to research outfit IDC, the PC market has recently suffered its “biggest decline in history.”

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The BIG Deal About Connectors in Mobile Devices

Guest Blog Post
David Pheteplace, Senior VP, Bishop & Associates

Bishop & Associates is about connectors and interconnect research and metrics. I spend most of my working days thinking about connectors. Where are they used? How many are used? What are the benefits of different connector types and what are the problems? Ad infinitum. You might say I am obsessed. So why are mobile device connectors such a BIG deal?

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