Anritsu Corp. provides communications test and measurement solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. The firm’s products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations-support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems.

With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4000 employees.


Hirokazu Hashimoto – President and group CEO

Hirokazu Hashimoto is President and group CEO as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Anritsu Corp. Prior to his appointment in April 2010, he was Chief Financial Officer.

Hashimoto joined Anritsu in 1973 after graduating from the Faculty of Engineering at Nagoya Institute of Technology. He developed expertise in production management and information system development of the Measuring Instrument Division. Hashimoto was promoted to General Manager of the Accounting and Control Department in 1998. He has served on the company’s board of directors since 2002.


Year company was formed:1895


Company history: Founded in 1895 as Sekisan-sha, the company was renamed Anritsu Electric Co. Ltd. in 1931. It officially became Anritsu Corp. in 1985. In 1990, Anritsu acquired Wiltron Company, strengthening its position in the microwave/RF marketplace. Anritsu acquired the Danish instrument manufacturer NetTest in 2005 and then established Anritsu A/S in Copenhagen.


Company Trivia:

Anritsu launched the model 360 vector network analyzer (VNA) more than two decades ago. The Scorpion was the first Vector Network Measurement System.In 1995, Anritsu debuted theSiteMaster cable and antenna analyzers, which enabled handheld wireless field testing. In addition, Anritsu developed both the K- and V-Connectors.


Financial information:$1.2 billion fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 

Top management:

Kenji Tanaka – Representative Director

Frank Tiernan – Senior Vice President, Anritsu Corp. and President, Anritsu Co.

Donn Mulder – Vice President and General Manager, Anritsu Co., Microwave Measurements Division

Wade Hulon - Vice President and General Manager, Anritsu Co.


Atsugi, Japan

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