Following an overview of the global context the main content of this report ( http://www.marketreportsonline.com/283245.html .) comprises: Structure of the UK RF/microwave industry. Story continues below Identification of the relatively large players, many of the SMEs, the distributors and supply chains. Brief profiles of selected major UK-operating players. End-user market trends discussed in some detail. Quantitative detail of UK markets for MMICs with forecasts to 2018 . MMIC players selling products in the UK are identified together with their distributors, main targeted application segments and typical product packages. Market data (TAMs) with forecasts to 2018 are exhibited for these MMICs (GaAs, GaN, SiGe) into the following application segments: AESAs, EW, microwave radio, millimeter-wave radio, both Ku and K/KA-band VSAT and ISM. Power amplifiers and “non-power amplifier” applications are segmented. Purchase a copy of this report at http://www.marketreportsonline.com/contacts/purchase.php?name=283245 . Table of Contents Executive Summary ES.1 Introduction ES.2 Structure of the UK RF/Microwave Industry ES.3 End-User Market Trends ES.4 UK Markets for MMIC 1. Introduction 2. Global Manufacturing Context – including Electronics 2.1 Overview 2.2 UK Electronics 3. Structure of the UK RF/Microwave Industry 3.1 General Aspects 3.2 Relatively Large-Size Players 3.3 SMEs 3.4 Distributors 3.5 Supply Chains 4.
UK Grangemouth refinery strike talks to resume at 1300 BST
Concerns are growing that a walkout at the 210,000 barrel per day refinery will lead to a repeat of a similar strike in 2008 that interrupted flows of crude through the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) and shut in production at 70 North Sea fields, pushing up Brent crude oil futures. The plant is already being shut down ahead of the Oct 20. start to the strike, called in support of a Unite union representative Stephen Deans in a dispute with owner Ineos. Ineos at the weekend said it was willing to go to talks at the conciliation service ACAS, after previously saying it would be premature to do so. Pat Rafferty, Unite Scottish secretary, said Ineos had cut short a mediation session on Monday evening, while the union had been ready to continue discussions. “We are very disappointed matters could not be progressed through the evening particularly as we presented a number of proposals in a bid to resolve this dispute and we were prepared to work throughout the night if need be.” Ineos responded that the union had refused to engage in discussions about protecting North Sea oil flows and fuels for Scotland. The union denies this and said that it has repeatedly offered to keep the whole plant on a “hot standby” setting. The plant is being closed now, ahead of the weekend strike deadline because closing the plant safely takes a number of days. Ineos also said that it was inappropriate for Deans, the subject of the dispute, to be on the union’s negotiating team. “We came to ACAS in good faith and remain determined to resolve the issues facing us if at all possible,” Calum MacLean Grangemouth Petrochemicals UK chairman said. (Reporting by Simon Falush; editing by Keiron Henderson)
UK police charge man who tried to enter Buckingham Palace with a knife
The palace said Queen Elizabeth II was not in residence. Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. CAPTION By Associated Press, LONDON A man with a knife is facing charges after he tried to dart through a gate at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday, police said. The palace said Queen Elizabeth II was not in residence. Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. William Wan 73-year-old McLean woman travels to China in hopes of treating imprisoned activist Zhu Yufu. Metropolitan Police said David Belmar, 44, was charged with trespassing on a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon. He will appear in court on Tuesday. Belmar was apprehended as he tried to run through security at a palace gate that serves both pedestrians and vehicles. Police who stressed in a statement that the suspect was apprehended immediately searched him and found a knife. In September, an intruder was discovered prowling around the palace after scaling a fence, and an alleged accomplice was also arrested. That was judged to be one of the most serious incidents since a man managed to sneak into the queens private chambers in 1982.