Founded more than 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz is one of the world's leading manufacturers of test and measurement, information and communications technology products for professional users. Initially focusing on RF engineering and RF applications in test and measurement, radiocommunications and broadcasting, the company has continually expanded its fields of activity over the past decades. The digital transformation of technology, business and society into a networked world means that IP-based communications technology must be integrated into virtually all future products. To succeed, this requires extremely reliable, high data security. Rohde & Schwarz has embraced this field of activity and become one of Germanyâ€™s largest manufacturers of IT security products.
The company has grouped its activities into several business fields in order to address the different markets with dedicated products and solutions. Rohde & Schwarz is a market-leading supplier in the mobile and wireless communications sector, offering a complete portfolio of T&M instruments and systems for the development, production and type testing of components and consumer devices as well as for setting up and monitoring mobile networks. Other important T&M markets include the automotive industry, aerospace and defense, all industrial electronics sectors, research and education.
In broadcast and media, Rohde & Schwarz addresses network operators, consumer electronics manufacturers, content providers and post production studios. The portfolio includes solutions for the entire transmission chain for audiovisual content â€“ from camera output and terrestrial broadcasting to transmission via satellites and IP networks.
Cybersecurity has become a critical factor in our data-driven world. With its cybersecurity solutions, Rohde & Schwarz protects industry and government authorities against sabotage attacks and espionage. Not only data requires protection but also communities, states and individuals. Consequently, measures to ensure homeland and external security are indispensable. Technologically leading secure communications and intelligence products create information superiority for the army, navy and air force. Rohde & Schwarz also offers specialized products for public safety and security authorities and organizations as well as for operators of critical infrastructures.
The Executive Board is composed of two members: Christian Leicher (Chairman) and Peter Riedel. As an independent, privately owned company, Rohde & Schwarz generates its growth from its own resources. Since the company does not have to think in terms of quarterly results, it can plan for the long term. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,400 employees, about 6000 of whom work in Germany. The group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2.08 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year (July to June).