For nearly 80 years, Rohde & Schwarz has stood for quality, precision and innovation in all fields of wireless communications. The company is strategically based on four pillars:

test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Thanks to this strategy the company can address diverse market segments, including wireless communications, the broadcasting and electronics industry, aerospace and defense, homeland security and critical infrastructures. The electronics group, headquartered in Munich (Germany), is among the world market leaders in all of its business fields. Rohde & Schwarz is the world's leading manufacturer of wireless communications and EMC test and measurement equipment, as well as of broadcasting and T&M equipment for digital terrestrial television. The Executive Board is made up of Manfred Fleischmann (Chairman), Christian Leicher and Gerhard Geier.

As an independent, family-owned company, Rohde & Schwarz generates its growth from its own resources. Since the company is not bound by quarterly thinking, it can plan for the long term. Currently 8700 employees worldwide contribute to the success of Rohde & Schwarz. Almost 5500 of them work in Germany. In the 2011/2012 fiscal year (July to June), the company generated a net revenue of € 1.8 billion.

More information: Rohde & Schwarz Corporate Background


From its beginnings in 1985, Qualcomm has grown from seven individuals meeting in a den to a world-leading provider of wireless technology and services. Qualcomm is a global company, a firm with many facets, with each business division changing the way we live and work through its own unique contributions. But no matter what each Qualcomm business does, all are united by a single, driving passion: to continue to deliver the world’s most innovative wireless solutions.

In July 1985, seven industry veterans came together in the den of Dr. Irwin Jacobs’ San Diego home to discuss an idea. Those visionaries—Franklin Antonio, Adelia Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, Irwin Jacobs, Andrew Viterbi and Harvey White—decided they wanted to build “Quality Communications” and outlined a plan that has evolved into one of the telecommunications industry’s greatest start-up success stories: Qualcomm Incorporated.


The Graduate School of Computational Engineering (CE) at Technische Universität Darmstadt has been recognized as a center for top-level research and scientific excellence by the highly competitive 'Excellence Initiative' of the German Federal and State Governments. Founded in 2007, the Graduate School enables PhD students to develop their scientific skills in a focused way, and to cooperate under optimal conditions in a highly stimulating interdisciplinary environment.

Based on the interaction of Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering Sciences, three key scientific areas are identified which represent current challenges in CE:

- Modeling and simulation of coupled multi-physical problems,

- Simulation based optimization,

- Hierarchical multi-scale modeling and simulation.

Partnerships with well-established research organizations as well as cooperation with industry increase the impact of the Graduate School.

Additional Sponsor of SPAWC 2013:

Future Internet (TU Darmstadt)