Podcast: Episode #6 - The voice of the UK’s interconnect market

20th April 2020
Joe Bush

The latest podcast from Electronic Specifier Insights looks at the rebranding of the Interconnect Technology Suppliers Association (ITSA), the voice of the UK interconnect market. .

ITSA exists to provide a favourable operating environment for the benefit of the interconnect market and to provide a dynamic network for exploring and co-operating on mutually beneficial opportunities. Key to this success is the collation of key technology and market statistical data.

At a gathering in London, John Biggs, Chairman of the association, and a selection of association members including LEMO, Harwin and Binder, explained the reasons behind the rebrand what ITSA can offer to its members as the voice of the industry.

ITSA has a presence on several standards bodies where the aim is to influence both current and future changes to standards affecting the interconnection sector. These include the appropriate BSI standards committees as well as RoHS compliance and exemption groups like the Oko Institute and the RoHS umbrella group.

Market conditions and dynamics are extremely important to companies and will affect their choice of markets served as well as how they go to those markets. The sharing of non-confidential data is an important part of ITSA’s mission and members consider this to be a very useful status check on their own experience.

The association’s quarterly statistics and commentary provide members with accurate and prompt quarterly summaries on the status of the UK connector market. This allows members to compare their performance to that of their peer group.

The statistics are also used to help assess the market annually. Members can use these assessments to review their own market development and strategy. Many members use ITSA’s accurate numbers to assess the quality of commercially available and expensive market reports.

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