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.

A Chinese research team from the University of Science and Technology of China has developed a programmable 62 qubit superconducting processor. The qubits are arranged in an 8x8 two dimensional configuration so it appears that only 62 out of the 64 qubits were operational. The team has been able to... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-10
The software product from evolutionQ is called BasejumpQDN and is designed to help users overcome the limitations of QKD networks. Chief among these is the distance limitation inherent in fiber optic cables due to signal loss. While classical optical communications networks can solve this by installing classical repeaters every few... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-08
French multi-national information technology company Atos and Brazilian non-profit institution SENAI CIMATEC are teaming together to form the Latin America Quantum Computing Center (LAQCC), a center of excellence for quantum computing dedicated to the business sector. The center will promote adoption of quantum technologies, provide training for workforce development and... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-08
The interaction of nuclear matter at the atomic and subatomic level can be very complex and difficult to model using classical computers. To help further understanding of what happens with nuclear matter at these levels, particularly under unique conditions like the Big Bang, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-08
French multinational Thales and Australian company Senetas have announced a post quantum cryptography solution for enterprises and governments around the world. Although most experts believe it will still be somewhere between 10 an 30 years before a powerful enough quantum computer is created that can factor a large semi-prime number... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-07
The new center's goal is to develop new quantum computers based upon both ion trap and superconducting technologies. ETH has already developed a superconducting quantum chip with 17 qubits and they are now looking to develop a quantum computer with 100 qubits. The center will initially be funded with 32... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-06
Australian company Archer has announced it has signed an agreement to continue its relationship with IBM as a member of the IBM Quantum Network and the associated IBM Quantum Startup program. The participation in these programs is a little unusual because Archer is working on quantum computing hardware while most... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-05
Cambridge Quantum Computing's (CQC) has announced that it is partnering with the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luftund Raumfahrt or DLR) to use CQC's software to solve partial differential equations that can render a 1D simulation of a lithium ion battery cell. Improved batteries are considered vital as the... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-05
Montreal based infinityQ has announced it has developed a quantum analog computer that takes a different approach to leverage quantum effects to achieve high performance for solving complex optimization problems, linear system and FFT calculations. Not much is known about this machine except that it runs at room temperature, is... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-02
QC Ware has a different strategy than most quantum software startups. Rather than create a generalized programming platform and offering it to all end users that allows the users to develop their own programs, QC Ware is focused on algorithm development with a specific focus on creating performance speed-ups in... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-01
By Dr. Chris Mansell Shown below are summaries of a few interesting research papers related to quantum computing that have been published over the past month. Hardware Title: Spin Readout of a CMOS Quantum Dot by Gate Reflectometry and Spin-Dependent Tunneling Organizations: UCL, Quantum Motion Technologies, CEA Leti Institute, Hitachi Cambridge... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-30
The Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR) has just issued a report that describes the national quantum strategies for 46 different countries plus the European Union. The report contains one-page summaries of the national quantum strategy for each country and classifies each country into one of four classifications: Quantum Technology... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-29
Although quantum computers based upon the gate-based approach may get more of the publicity, we feel that one shouldn't ignore the potential usefulness of other approaches including quantum annealing and Coherent Ising Machines (CIM) that can also take advantage of quantum mechanical phenomena to solve computational problems, particularly in the... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-27
Although there is a lot of excitement about investing in quantum technology companies these days, one should be aware of the considerable risks this involves. The quantum industry is still at its very infancy and we expect a lot of changes to happen over the next decade. Many companies will... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-25
The University of Maryland has announced it is setting up a new quantum focused incubator for startup companies that they will call Quantum Startup Foundry. This incubator would be the second quantum focused startup incubator in the United States following the Duality incubator in Chicago that was announced earlier this... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-23
As part of its Budget 2021 A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience proposal, the Canadian government has proposed spending $360 Million Canadian dollars to launch a National Quantum Strategy. The goal is to amplify Canada’s significant strength in quantum research, grow their quantum-ready technologies, companies, and talent, and... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-22
Xanadu has issued a new release of their Pennylane software and it now includes a plug-in that can natively support IonQ's trapped ion machines. This support extends Pennylane's support for already a wide variety of quantum hardware platforms from IBM, Google, Rigetti, AQT, Pasqal, Honeywell, Amazon Braket, and Xanadu's own... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-22
The two companies will work together to demonstrate how hybrid quantum computing technology can solve a “last mile resupply” problem by calculating how autonomous vehicles can resupply army forces from a central base in an optimum way. NEC and D-Wave had signed an agreement in November 2019 to work jointly... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-22
Two U.S. Senators, Republican John Thune and Democrat Margaret Wood, have introduced two bill in the U.S. Senate to support quantum research and workforce development. The first bill, S.1197 known as the QUANTUM for National Security Act of 2021, would direct the Department of Defense to undertake several actions including:... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-19
In collaboration between two companies located in the Southern Hemisphere, Australian company Quantum Brilliance is partnering with Uruguay based Quantum South to develop and market solutions for solving complex shipping logistics problems. A key problem for these companies is figuring out the best way of loading freight into one or... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-19