Rohde & Schwarz Acquires Zurich Instruments

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Rohde & Schwarz has strengthened its position in the quantum technology market with the acquisition of Zurich Instruments.

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group will now also be active in the field of quantum computing with the acquisition of Swiss company Zurich Instruments AG. To be run as a full subsidiary, Zurich Instruments will help Rohde & Schwarz further expand its Test & Measurement Division.

Rohde & Schwarz is already active in quantum sensing. Thanks to the acquisition, the company is now positioning its T&M solutions in quantum computing, one of the most promising future technologies in the world. Zurich Instruments has been at the forefront of science since its founding in 2008. A spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), Zurich Instruments has grown continuously ever since. The company has over 100 employees at its Zurich headquarters and regional offices in China, the United States, France, South Korea, Japan, and Italy. In addition to quantum technology, Zurich Instruments has a strong network and extensive experience in academic physics research.

“We are looking forward to developing technological solutions for the future together with Zurich Instruments. We are also strengthening our position in the scientific realm. Rohde & Schwarz and Zurich Instruments already share a passion for advancing science and innovation,” said Peter Riedel, President and COO of Rohde & Schwarz.

The test and measurement market for quantum computing holds enormous potential for both companies. Operating and maintaining a large-scale quantum computer requires numerous, specific T&M solutions. Thanks to their complementary products, Rohde & Schwarz and Zurich Instruments will provide complete solutions in the future.

Dr. Sadik Hafizovic, co-founder and CEO of Zurich Instruments, added, “In Rohde & Schwarz, we found a company that can provide us with access to the latest and best technologies. The size, stability and technological expertise of Rohde & Schwarz offer optimal conditions for us to remain a leader in the rapidly growing quantum computing market and continue to grow as an independent subsidiary.”

For customers at Zurich Instruments, the new constellation means even more future-ready, innovative product roadmaps for lock-in amplifiers, impedance T&M instruments and quantum computing control systems. Continuing the relationships with existing customers and partners is essential to both companies. All functions at Zurich Instruments will remain in place, from development and production to marketing and sales.

 

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