Driven by relevant markets such as communication products, consumer electronics and other products, China’s connectors market will be expected to increase by 7% than 2003. A research company predicts that in 2005, the sales volume of connectors in China’s market will be 2.511 billion units and the sales 14.58 billion yuan and in 2007, the sales volume 3.231 billion units and the sales 18.76 billion yuan and China will be one of globally the most potential markets for connectors.
At present, the computer industry is still main driving force for the increase in connector market, but in the long run, there will be much room in consumer products such as mobile phones, and MP3 players and so on and these fields are likely to be one of the most important application markets for connectors. The demand in other fields such as game machines, digital cameras and so on is still increasing.
Miniaturization, high density and high speed transmission are the development trends of connectors, and the shape of the products is continuously developing towards miniaturization, thin type and high performance. Therefore, these urge connectors to develop in the direction of miniaturization and small spacing. At present, 0.5mm pitch and 0.45mm pitch board to board connectors have bigger market share.