Rohde & Schwarz Strengthens Position in Quantum Technology Market by Acquiring Zurich Instruments AG
(PRNewswire) The Rohde & Schwarz technology group, a trailblazer in future areas such as 6G and autonomous driving, will now also be active in the field of quantum computing. The July 1, 2021 acquisition of Zurich Instruments AG, a technological leader in test and measurement, will help Rohde & Schwarz further expand its test and measurement division. The Swiss company Zurich Instruments AG will be run as a full subsidiary. Rohde & Schwarz is positioning its T&M solutions in quantum computing, one of the most promising future technologies in the world.
Zurich Instruments offers cutting-edge test and measurement systems to scientific and industrial research customers. The company 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 USA, France, South Korea, Japan and Italy. In addition to quantum technology, Zurich Instruments has a strong network and extensive experience in academic physics research.
Peter Riedel, President and COO of Rohde & Schwarz, explains: “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.”
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.
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.