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The Rohde & Schwarz technology group, 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 & Measurement
Division. The Swiss company Zurich Instruments AG will be run as a full subsidiary.
Munich/Zurich, July 6, 2021 — In the coming decades, quantum technologies will
significantly shape the high-tech industry. The potential for industry and research is
enormous. It is a future trend involving billions in governmental subsidies and industrial
investment. 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.

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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.

Dr. Sadik Hafizovic, co-founder and CEO of Zurich Instruments, adds: “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.
Together with Zurich Instruments, Rohde & Schwarz will continue to shape the
technologies of the future – for a safer and connected world.