Rohde & Schwarz was founded 85 years ago and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. The independent technology group develops, produces and markets innovative communications, information and security products for professional users. The group's test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security, networks and cybersecurity business fields address many different industry and government-sector market segments. Rohde & Schwarz is a market-leading supplier in the mobile and wireless communications sector, offering a comprehensive portfolio of T&M instruments and systems for the development, production and acceptance 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 addition, its comprehensive portfolio includes broadcast and media for network operators, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers; cybersecurity solutions for business and government authorities; security solutions for critical infrastructures; communications and reconnaissance equipment for armed forces.
The independent company has an extensive sales and service network in more than 70 countries. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees. The group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year (July to June). The Executive Board is composed of two members: Christian Leicher (Chairman) and Peter Riedel.