Rohde & Schwarz is a German manufacturer of electronic test equipment. Products are currently in use in broadcasting, wireless communications, aerospace, and defense industries across the world. The company's founders created their first test instrument in 1932, and the company was founded in 1933. The company has remained independent and family-owned since its founding. In the last 80 years Rohde & Schwarz has developed groundbreaking products such as the first direction finder for air travel to use Doppler, the world's largest DAB broadcasting network, a tap-proof mobile phone, and the world's first spectrum analyzer with a continuous frequency range of up to 67 GHz. These innovations are a sign of Rohde & Schwarz's constant drive for better manufacturing and smarter products. It's no surprise the company dedicates more than 15% of annual revenue to R&D.
Today, Rohde & Schwarz is the world's leading manufacturer of wireless communications and EMC test and measurement equipment. The company acquired Hameg Instruments in 2005, further adding to its impressive test and measurement offerings. Current products include signal generators and analyzers, power supplies, and oscilloscopes. Rohde & Schwarz launched the world's first oscilloscopes featuring digital triggers, the RTO series, in 2010. The company provides a 24 hour support network for customers. It also maintains in-house calibration and maintenance facilities.
- Revenue (2014): $1.98 billion
- Employees: 9,800
- Sales in 70+ countries