Record sales fuel R&S expansion - Embedded.com

Record sales fuel R&S expansion

Rohde & Schwarz are looking to expand its R&D center in Beaverton, Oregon which currently has 32 engineers working in test and measurement products to 45 engineers by the end of its financial year next June.

In the same time period it is planning a similar expansion for its R&D center in Singapore from 80 to 115 with engineers working on T&M, broadcasting as well as radiomonitoring and radiolocation products.

The expansion follows a 23 percent jump in turnover to nearly € 1.6 billion (about $2.2 billion) in its 2010-11 financial year. The private family-owned company which is headquartered in Munich, Germany, saw its US sales jump by over 25 percent while sales in China and Korea doubled.

Gerhard Geir, a President and COO with Rohde & Schwarz said the growth came in the sales of wireless communications test and measurement equipment driven by the boom in smartphone and tablet PCs as well as the launch of next generation mobile radio with LTE.

The company has also started production in Malaysia, providing boards and modules, and Singapore which handles final assembly.  

The news came as R&S announced the FSW combined signal and spectrum analyzer which covers the frequency ranges 2 Hz to 8 GHz, 13 GHz or 26.5 GHz as well as expansions to its oscilloscope, signal generator, and vector network analyzer product ranges.

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