by Mike Kilroy, HKA Marketing Communications Covid-19 has created challenging economic times for every business. However, quantum technology companies continue to be funded at record levels by venture capital firms and governments worldwide while Fortune 500 companies continue to test the waters to ensure they are ‘quantum ready.’ That’s why it’s more important than ever that quantum technology startups continue to implement communications strategies that help them be seen, understood and attain success. Whether it’s securing capital, attracting partners or securing initial customers, business success requires business communications. To meet the business goals of your quantum computing startup today and into [...]
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Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), QuiX and Qblox have all announced new venture capital investments for undisclosed amounts. The investment in CQC was made by Singapore-based Serendipity Capital. CQC is one of the largest quantum software companies with over 70 employees and projects in software development platforms, quantum machine learning, quantum natural language processing, quantum chemistry, quantum computing for financial instruments, and quantum random number generators. Additional details are available on Serendipity Capital’s web site here. Netherlands-based QuiX received its investment from investment from FORWARD.one and Oost NL. They are developing a photonic quantum computer based upon research done at the University [...]
This section contains an archive observations and opinions by us on the state of the quantum computing market from previous years. It will also contain links to posts written by others that we consider to be particularly relevant. All the articles listed below are Premium articles and will require a membership to view. For Analysis articles written in the current year, click here. December 30, 2019 Quantum Computing Outlook for 2020 December 14, 2019 Observations from the 2019 Q2B Conference December 13, 2019 - Recommended Article How Many Years Until a Quantum Computer Can Break RSA-2048? December 7, 2019 Why Quantum [...]
The World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Quantum Computing has issued a document that provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about quantum computing. It provides answers at a high-level to common questions on what makes quantum computing so special and how they expect it to impact the world in the coming years. It is a quick read but helps you better understand where quantum computing fits in both now and in the future. You can access the document here. June 30, 2020
Honeywell has issued a press release announcing they have reached a Quantum Volume metric of 64 in the latest iteration of their six qubit ion trap design. Based upon reaching this milestone, they proclaimed that they had the world’s highest performing quantum computer. Quantum Volume is a measurement created by IBM to capture the capabilities of a quantum computer based upon the number of qubits, the error rates in the qubits, the connectivity of the qubits and other factors. However, we recommend to our readers that they take this announcement with a note of caution. The claim of having the world’s [...]
Quantum Machines Introduces the QUA Programming Language to Provide Low Level Tools to Get the Most of the Hardwaredougfinke12020-06-18T18:06:55-07:00
We had previously reported on Quantum Machines Quantum Orquestration Platform, which includes an analog front end and pulse processor called OPX, to provide the electronic signals that control the qubits. Now, they have announced a new software programming language called QUA that allows someone to develop a quantum program and have it compiled all the way down to the programming pulses by an associated proprietary compiler from Quantum Machines called XQP. The thing that makes QUA different from other software is the ability to compile all the way down to the pulse level. Most other quantum programming compilers compile down to [...]
We look at a lot of web sites of quantum tech companies and notice several common problems we see in many of them. Many times we go to a web site and cannot figure out what this company is working on and what their overall strategy for success is. Your web site is your most important marketing vehicle. So in this vein, we are offering some points of advice to consider to make it as effective as possible. Think About Who You Want to Reach with Your Message When you create your web site, you need to think about what audiences [...]
DARPA Selects 7 Teams to Research Optimization with NISQ Devices and Potential Funding as High as $35 Milliondougfinke12020-06-08T10:10:52-07:00
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has started a program called ONISQ (Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum) Devices with a potential budget of $35 million over four years. The program will research how a hybrid concept that combines intermediate-sized quantum devices (hundreds to thousands of qubits) with classical computing systems could solve combinatorial optimization problems and provide a quantum advantage over classical computing solutions. Hybrid Classical/Quantum Computing Conceptual Diagram. Credit: DARPA DARPA has selected seven teams divided into two technical areas to participate in Phase 1 of the program which started in March and is expected to last 18 [...]