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Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde and Schwarz
Company nameROHDE & SCHWARZ
Founded17. November 1933
Founder(s)Dr. Lothar Rohde & Dr. Hermann Schwarz
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
Key peopleManfred Fleischmann, President & CEO Christian Leicher, President & COO Gerhard Geier, President & COO
ProductsTest and measurement, Spectrum analyzer, Signal generators, Network analyzers, Analog and Digital Audio and TV Broadcast Transmitters, Professional radio systems, Secure Communication, Radiomonitoring and Radiolocation systems
Net income-1.3 Billion (FY 2009/10)
Employees7,400 (FY 2008/09)

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Rohde & Schwarz (-deˈʁoːdə ʊnt ˈʃvaʁts; -enˈroʊdə ənd ˈʃwɔrtslang) is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. Well known as a manufacturer of electronic test equipment, they also manufacture equipment used for broadcasting, radiolocation, and radio communications. Founded and still headquartered in Munich, Germany, the company has approximately 7400 employees and achieved a net revenue of - 1.3 billion in 2009/10.

It was originally founded by Dr. Hermann Schwarz and Dr. Lothar Rohde who met as students during their studies in Jena. In 1932 they first worked together to build a precision frequency meter and formed the company in 1933.

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