Quantum Computing Report News

The items on this page are courtesy of the Quantum Computing Report. Covering the sector since 2015, it uses that experience to provide a curated focus on the news that matters.

Amazon had announced last year that it was building a new center for quantum computer research on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, California and they now have announced that its opening after a year of construction. The two-story 21,000 square foot (1950 square meters) facility will include office space, laboratories... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-27
We reported on Quantum Machines raise of $50 million in a Series B round in September. They now have announced that Qualcomm Ventures will also become an investor in Quantum Machines as an extension to their Series B round. The amount of the investment was not disclosed. To our knowledge... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-26
Toshiba has developed a photonic integrated circuit solution that shrinks the core QKD functionality into three chips. Although these chips are still prototypes, they are built with standard semiconductor manufacturing process which could pave the way for future high volume production at competitive costs. The three chips are separated into... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-25
The IEEE held its second annual Quantum Week last week and it contained a ton of information about developments and outlooks for quantum technology. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive conferences that cover quantum technology and provides a good overview of all the activity going on with... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-24
IonQ joins EY and The Mitre Corporation in supporting this new accelerator managed by the University of Maryland (UMD) for quantum startup companies. Perhaps this is not surprising as IonQ itself was a startup that spun out of quantum research activities at UMD. This activity is just one of many... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-23
Multiverse Computing is a quantum software company with headquarters in San Sebastian, Spain that specializes in providing quantum software solutions for the financial industry. Their flagship product is called Singularity that allows users to input their problem's parameters for applications such as portfolio optimization or fraud detection into a spreadsheet... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-20
Although the division is new, it actually has been ColdQuanta's core business since they started and well before they decided to enter the quantum computing market. ColdQuanta has always offered a broad portfolio of quantum devices and machines for use in quantum systems and applications. These include such items as... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-20
The Midwest I-Corps Node, in partnership with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Duality, is offering a Jumpstart workshop that will help teams explore the commercial viability of quantum technologies, including hardware and software solutions as well as quantum-enabling technologies. The workshop... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-20
The Berlin Senate is funding this effort with €25 million over a five year period. The funds will be split with €15 million to be used for basic research and €10 million to be used for applied research. The activities will focus on both quantum software including basic research and... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-19
QuantumPath is an ecosystem of tools, services and processes that simplify the development of quantum algorithms into hybrid information systems that support gate-based, quantum annealing and simulator backends. It consists of two component types. The first are QPath Core Modules which manage agnostic quantum algorithms & solutions (gate-based, quantum annealing)... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-19
The Economic and Security Implications of Quantum Science (ESIX) subcommittee of the U.S. National Science & Technology Council (NSTC) has issued a report with recommendations on how the U.S. can work with foreign talent to help advance the quantum industry. It is important to provide a balance between supporting an... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-18
We've recently come across two surveys of current and potential enterprise users of quantum computing that provide an interesting view of their thoughts and give an indication of how they may deploy quantum computing in the future along with the biggest challenges. The first survey was performed by Hyperion Research... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-16
The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) is a partnership between the University of Maryland and NIST set up to advance research and education in quantum computer science and quantum information theory. It was originally created in 2014 and now has received renewed funding of $12.2 million from NIST... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-15
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) within the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is inviting interested parties to collaborate in their Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project. The purpose of this project is to develop practices to ease the migration from the current set of public-key cryptographic algorithms to post... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-15
The Center for Quantum Technologies (CQT) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program aimed at developing novel quantum technologies to address significant industry challenges. Its founding partners include Purdue University, Indiana University Bloomington, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI). D-Wave will provide access to... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-15
lambeq (named after mathematician Joachim Lambek) is the result of research that has gone on for 10 years by Cambridge Quantum's (CQ) Chief Scientist Bob Coecke. The concept is that a sentence consisting of a group of words can be represented as a network and the network can be converted... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-15
Quantum Dice is an Oxford University spinout developing a compact and continuously self-certifying quantum random number generator (QRNG) based upon a technology they call DISCTM that employs advanced silicon photonics technology to produce high-quality, certified randomness from an on-chip laser source. This technology is very high speed and was originally developed... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-15
By David Shaw This article has been republished with permission. The original can be found on the Fact Based Insight web site here. The cyber world is embattled. Can a new quantum unicorn ride to the rescue? A novel solution is seeking to harness the power of three deep tech... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-13
Duality, a new quantum startup accelerator led by the led by the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Chicago Quantum Exchange has announced its first corporate supporters. These include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Caruso Ventures, Lathrop GPM LLP, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff (MBHB), Silicon Valley Bank, and Toptica... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-13
Measuring and comparing the performance of different quantum computers can be a very complex task. As a first step, IBM first developed a metric called Quantum Volume in 2017 in order to provide equal emphasis on the error rates of the qubits as well as the number of qubits. Although... Read more
Published on: 2021-10-13