Chip War: Banned NVIDIA GPUs Trickle into China, TSMC Shares Jump on AI

The advanced chips sector and its geopolitical significance is in the news this week as a Reuters story reports that “Chinese military bodies, state-run artificial intelligence research institutes and universities have over the past year purchased small batches of NVIDIA semiconductors,” including….

Quantum: Honeywell Closes $300M Round for Quantinuum

There are those who still insist quantum computing is a false dream and a fool’s errand, but quantum continues to make incursions into broader validation and wider backing. Example: Quantum computing company Quantinuum, the result of a November 2021 merger of Honeywell Quantum Solutions….

Q-CTRL and US Geological Survey in Quantum Partnership  

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2024 — Quantum software company Q-CTRL announced it has entered a partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to explore potential quantum computing and sensing applications for geological sciences. USGS is a scientific agency that researches Earth systems. Its mission is to make scientific data available to help people understand […]

QuEra and Pawsey Partner on Quantum and HPC

January 16, 2023, Boston and Perth, Australia — Neutral-atom quantum computing company  QuEra Computing and Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre today announced a quantum technology partnership. Teams from QuEra and Pawsey are already collaborating on research projects focused on quantum science and technology that will contribute to scientific and commercial innovation across industries, including national labs. […]

Google Cloud Waves Exit Fees

Starting January 11, Google Cloud customers who wish to stop using Google Cloud and migrate their data to another cloud provider and/or on premises, can take advantage of free network data transfer to migrate their data out of Google Cloud. This applies to all customers globally. More information can be found….

Open Compute Project: Inaugural Advisory Board Applications Deadline Feb. 7

Jan. 12, 2024 — The Open Compute Project announced the formation of its inaugural advisory board. “In an effort to foster diversity and inclusivity in other market segments and geographies of the Community, OCP is creating an OCP Advisory Board,” the organization said. Application information can be found here. The application process closes Wednesday, Feb. […]

PASQAL Partners with Mila for Generative Modeling in Quantum AI

Sherbrooke, Quebec, January 11, 2024 — AI research institute Mila announ ced a partnership with neutral atom quantum computing company PASQAL to exploratore enhancing generative modeling with quantum computing benchmarking and coupling with tensor networks. Adding to Mila’s community of nearly a dozen partners in the quantum space, this collaboration also aims to gather a […]

Ayar Labs Names New CTO, Adds Barratt, Moorthy to Board

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Jan. 11, 2024 – Ayar Labs, a company focused on silicon photonics for chip-to-chip connectivity, today announced two additions to its Board of Directors. Ganesh Moorthy, President and CEO of Microchip Technology Inc., and Craig Barratt, former CEO of Atheros and current Chair of the Board of Intuitive Surgical, will join the company’s […]

Survey: GenAI and Alternative Data in Investment Management

January 11, 2023 – Alternative data continues to strongly influence the decision-making of investment professionals across the investment management industry, according to law firm Lowenstein Sandler’s fourth survey on the subject. The report, “Alternative Data is Now Mainstream; AI Could Be Next,”  finds that a significant factor driving alternative data this year is the emergence […]

Quantum: Alphabet Spinoff SandboxAQ Acquires Good Chemistry

PALO ALTO, Calif. and VANCOUVER, Jan. 9, 2024 — SandboxAQ today announced it has acquired Good Chemistry, a computational chemistry company that leverages AI, quantum and other advanced technologies for drug discovery and materials design. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Good Chemistry, which spun out of 1Qbit in 2021, is SandboxAQ’s second acquisition and its first in the AI simulation sector. The acquisition […]