Rohde & Schwarz strengthens quantum technology position

July 06, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Rohde & Schwarz strengthens quantum technology position
The recent acquisition of Zurich Instruments AG, a technological leader in test and measurement, will help Rohde & Schwarz position its T&M products in quantum computing.

Already active in quantum sensing, Rohde & Schwarz has acquired Zurich Instruments AG, positioning its T&M products in quantum computing, one of the most promising future technologies in the world.

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.

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 systems. Thanks to their complementary products, Rohde & Schwarz and Zurich Instruments will provide complete systems in the future.


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