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ColdQuanta’s Research-as-a-Service Begins 1st Project with Oak Ridge

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 18, 2021 — Cold atom quantum technology company ColdQuanta has announced the company has embarked on its first project under its new Quantum Research as a Service (QRaaS) Division to build a custom ion trap system for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The QRaaS division sits alongside the company’s Quantum Computing and Cold […]

Cambridge Quantum Releases Quantum NLP Toolkit and Library

CAMBRIDGE, UK — Cambridge Quantum today announced the release of what it said is the world’s first toolkit and library for Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP). The toolkit is called lambeq, named after the late mathematician and linguist Joachim Lambek. CQ said lambeq converts sentences into a quantum circuit and is designed to accelerate the development […]

Quantum Accelerator Duality Announces First Corporate Supporters

Oct. 13, 2021 — Duality, the nation’s first accelerator focused on supporting quantum science and technology companies, has announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is among its first corporate supporters, along with Caruso Ventures, Lathrop GPM LLP, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff (MBHB), Silicon Valley Bank, and Toptica Photonics to support its inaugural cohort of six startups, and help fuel quantum innovation in […]

Quantum Company Rigetti Computing to Go Public via SPAC

BERKELEY, Calif. — Oct. 6, 2021 — Rigetti & Co., Inc. (“Rigetti”), a pioneer in full-stack quantum computing, announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Supernova Partners Acquisition Company II, Ltd. (“Supernova II”) (NYSE:SNII), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. When the transaction closes, the publicly traded company will be named Rigetti […]

D-Wave’s Cross-platform Offering to Cover Annealing and Gate-model Quantum Computers

BURNABY, B.C. — October 5, 2021 – Quantum computing systems and software company D-Wave Systems Inc. today said at its annual user conference, Qubits, it has released a performance update to its Advantage quantum system, a new hybrid solver in the company’s Leap quantum cloud service, and showed a preview of its next-generation quantum platform […]

Intel Launches 2nd Loihi Neuromorphic Chip; LANL Investigating ‘Trade-offs’ Between Quantum and Neuromorphic Computing

Intel today released an update on its neuromorphic computing strategy, introducing Loihi 2, its second-generation neuromorphic research chip, and Lava, an open-source software framework for developing “neuro-inspired” applications. Intel said Loihi 2 incorporates learnings from three years of use with the first-generation Loihi chip and leverages progress in Intel’s process technology and asynchronous design methods. The new […]

NSF Funds $1.8M for Univ. of Michigan Research for Room Temperature, Controllable Quantum Nanomaterials

An effort to create quantum semiconductors that operate at room temperature has been awarded $1.8 million by the National Science Foundation. The success of the University of Michigan team could lead to the integration of quantum information and communications technologies with conventional computers—as well as advances in high-precision sensing and more sustainable UV lamps for […]

Cambridge Quantum Open Sources TKET Software Development Toolkit

Cambridge, UK, September 29, 2021 – Cambridge Quantum (CQ) announced that the latest version (v.0.15) of TKET (pronounced “ticket”), its hardware-agnostic quantum software development kit, is now open-source and available. Open-sourcing permits for more transparency of the code, easier reporting of issues and more robust integrations. The rapidly growing quantum software community will now be able to […]

DOE Funds $17.5M for 3 ORNL-led Quantum Research Projects

September 22, 2021 — Of the $61 million recently announced by the U.S. Department of Energy for quantum information science studies, $17.5 million will fund research at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These projects will help build the foundation for the quantum internet, advance quantum entanglement capabilities — which involve sharing information through paired particles of light […]

Riken Claims Quantum Breakthrough: Entanglement of Three Spin Qubits

Researchers at Japan’s RIKEN scientific research institute have claimed a breakthrough in quantum computing, increasing the number of silicon-based qubits that can be entangled to three from two, which they say improves the potential of spin qubits for realizing multi-qubit quantum algorithms and effectively addressing quantum error correction. Reporting recently in SciTechDaily, the five researchers […]