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IBM Quantum Promises 4,000-Qubit Processor in 2025, Envisions ‘Quantum-Centric Supercomputing’

At its Think 2022 conference this week, IBM declared its intent to deliver a 4,000+ qubit processor (“Kookaburra”) built with multiple clusters of scaled quantum computing processors. The updated quantum plan comes a year after IBM’s last roadmap announcement at Think 2021, in which IBM doubled down on delivering a 1,121-qubit processor by 2023.  Now […]

World Quantum Day: Intel and QuTech Collaborate on Silicon Qubits

April 14, 2022 — Researchers at Intel and QuTech, an advanced quantum computing research center consisting of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), report they have successfully created the first silicon qubits at scale at Intel’s D1 manufacturing factory in Hillsboro, Oregon. The result is […]

$25M Federal Funding for Quantum R&D for GlobalFoundries and PsiQuantum

Federal funding of $25 million has been awarded to semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries and quantum development company PsiQuantum for quantum computing research and development. This funding, secured as a part of the recently passed Fiscal Year 2022 spending package, is intended to expand research conducted by the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York to […]

Quantum: CEA and C12 Partner for Multi-Qubits at Wafer Scale

GRENOBLE & PARIS – March 24,  2022 – CEA, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, and C12 Quantum Electronics, a startup developing quantum computers using carbon nanotubes, today announced a partnership to produce the first multi-qubit chips at wafer scale. Building on the breakthrough of manufacturing quantum chips on 200mm silicon wafers using […]

Quantum Start-up Alice&Bob Raises Є27M; Claims Error Correction Breakthrough

PARIS, 10 March, 2022: — French quantum computing startup Alice&Bob today announced what it said is an advance towards the first marketable quantum computer. “In a major scientific breakthrough, Alice&Bob has eliminated one of the main barriers to, and significantly reduced the complexity of, delivering a functional quantum computer – a goal that could now […]

IonQ’s Barium Systems Demonstrate Qubit Readout Performance

COLLEGE PARK, MD – March 3, 2022 – Quantum computing company IonQ (NYSE: IONQ) today published results from its new barium-based quantum computer showing its state detection fidelity. The results reflect a 13x reduction in state preparation and measurement (SPAM) errors, a metric core to producing accurate and reliable quantum computers. On a per-qubit basis, […]

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 […]

Seeqc’s Naples Team Claims 2-Qubit Gate Quantum Milestone

Naples, Italy–April 6, 2021– Digital quantum computing company Seeqc today announced its Naples team, lead by Marco Arzeo, Ph.D., has developed and measured a two-qubit gate. According to the organization, Seeqc’s is the first team in Italy and one of a few international quantum computing firms to achieve this critical engineering milestone. The two-qubit gate […]

New EU Consortium Launches 4-year Quantum Scaling Project

A European consortium has been launched with the goal of scaling silicon quantum technologies. Named QLSI (Quantum Large-Scale Integration with Silicon), it’s a four-year four-year, €15 million ($17.7 million)  EU project coordinated by CEA-Leti, the Grenoble, France-based electronics and IT research institute, and it aims to lay the foundation for industrial-scale semiconductor quantum processors. The […]

Quantum Superiority: How Far Away?

Some technologies, it’s said, are “always 10 years away” – we hear this in reference to autonomous vehicles and quantum computing. Of course, how far away we think they are has a lot to do with how they’re defined. Semi-autonomous cars are here today and becoming smarter with each new model year. As for quantum […]