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Infleqtion Collaborates with World View to Show How Quantum Can Be Used Not in the Cloud, but Rather Above the Clouds

2023-01-26T20:31:39-08:00

World View Stratospheric Balloon. Credit: World View World View is a leading global stratospheric exploration company that flies stratospheric balloons at altitudes as high as 100,000 feet for remote sensing, imaging, navigation, and data gathering applications. At the maximum height, a sensor in the balloon has a line of sight extending out on a radius of 388 miles and could cover an area of over 470,000 square miles. Infleqtion is teaming up with World View to understand how Infleqtion's quantum based sensors could be used in such an environment. They will be working together to demonstrate how Infleqtion's cold atom based [...]

Infleqtion Collaborates with World View to Show How Quantum Can Be Used Not in the Cloud, but Rather Above the Clouds2023-01-26T20:31:39-08:00

University of Sussex to Offer an Online Masters in Quantum Technology Applications and Management

2023-01-26T11:49:04-08:00

The University of Sussex will start offering an online Masters in Quantum Technology Applications and Management which will be the first fully online version available in the UK and possibly worldwide. The program will combine scientific theory with practical business skills and is aimed at professionals who are looking to advance their scientific knowledge to conduct research, commercialize a quantum technologies and set up or manage a quantum division within their company, or to develop their quantum literacy to more effectively support colleagues in quantum-focused roles. The first course will start teaching in May 2023 with subsequent entry points in January, [...]

University of Sussex to Offer an Online Masters in Quantum Technology Applications and Management2023-01-26T11:49:04-08:00

Podcast with Peter Chapman, CEO of IonQ

2023-01-26T10:21:50-08:00

Peter Chapman, CEO of IonQ, is interviewed by Yuval Boger. Peter and Yuval discuss IonQ’s plans to scale their computers and deliver business value, the best application-development partners for quantum customers, IonQ’s new quantum manufacturing facility, his hiring philosophy, and much more. Transcript Yuval Boger: Hello, Peter, and thank you for joining me today. Peter Chapman: Hello, Yuval, thanks for having me. Yuval: So, who are you, and what do you do? Peter: My name's Peter Chapman. I'm the president and CEO of IonQ. A little bit, maybe, of my background. I've been in the high-tech business for, I guess, 45 [...]

Podcast with Peter Chapman, CEO of IonQ2023-01-26T10:21:50-08:00

Washington State Seeking to Be the Next Quantum Technology Cluster

2023-01-25T16:33:10-08:00

Several different locations in the United States are vying to be the next "Silicon Valley" where there is a concentration of companies and academic institutions that have a critical mass of expertise in a particular technology. Some of the locations that would like to achieve this in quantum tech include the Virginia/Maryland/DC area, Chicago, Colorado, New York state and others. And now the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is making a play to include the Pacific Northwest in the list. The WTIA commissioned a study to look at the competitive situation along with the areas strengths and weaknesses for attracting more [...]

Washington State Seeking to Be the Next Quantum Technology Cluster2023-01-25T16:33:10-08:00

Chalmers University Receives 102 Million Swedish Krona ($10M USD) to Make Available a Quantum Computer for Swedish Industry

2023-01-24T16:54:43-08:00

The Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) at Chalmers University has developed a 25 qubit quantum processor which they are using and experimenting with internally. However, it is not available for use by external users in industry because the Chalmers researchers are constantly working with it. To solve this problem, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation will be providing Chalmers with a grant of 102 Million Krona to build a second processor and make it available to other users in Sweden over the cloud. The purpose of this second processor will be to serve as a test bed and raise Sweden’s [...]

Chalmers University Receives 102 Million Swedish Krona ($10M USD) to Make Available a Quantum Computer for Swedish Industry2023-01-24T16:54:43-08:00

PASQAL Receives a €100 Million ($108M USD) Series B Funding Round

2023-01-24T11:40:53-08:00

PASQAL, a leading French-based quantum hardware providers developing quantum processors based upon neutral atom technology, raised €100 million in Series B funding to bring the total amount raised so far to about €125 million. The round was led by new investor Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore with additional participation from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund, Wa’ed Ventures and Bpifrance, through its Large Venture Fund, and continuing investors Quantonation, the Defense Innovation Fund, Daphni and Eni Next. This investment is the largest private quantum fund raise that has occurred in Europe so far. The company will be using [...]

PASQAL Receives a €100 Million ($108M USD) Series B Funding Round2023-01-24T11:40:53-08:00

Welinq Receives a €5 Million ($5.4M USD) Pre-Seed Round Funding

2023-01-23T17:28:45-08:00

Welinq is a Paris, France based startup founded in 2020 that is developing quantum memory technology which would be critical for extending the range of a quantum communications network and could also be used in connecting multiple quantum computers together for scaling up quantum computing. Their product is based upon a  laser-cooled neutral-atom technology which allows them to achieve high qubit fidelities. The funding round was led by Quantonation with additional participation from Luxembourg-based Runa Capital and support from the Paris Region, the French National Quantum Initiative, the French Banque Publique d’Investissement (BPI), and the European Commission. Additional information is available [...]

Welinq Receives a €5 Million ($5.4M USD) Pre-Seed Round Funding2023-01-23T17:28:45-08:00

Xanadu Receives $40 Million CAD ($29.8M USD) from the Canadian Government’s Strategic Innovation Fund

2023-01-23T15:12:13-08:00

Announced during a visit to Xanadu by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the investment will help the company build and commercialize a photonic-based, fault-tolerant quantum computer. The investment is part of the Canadian Quantum Strategy that we reported on earlier this month. Almost half of the $360 million CAD budgeted for that program is intended for commercialization. Additional information about this Xanadu investment can be found in a press release posted on the website of the Canadian Prime Minister here. January 23, 2023

Xanadu Receives $40 Million CAD ($29.8M USD) from the Canadian Government’s Strategic Innovation Fund2023-01-23T15:12:13-08:00

Podcast with Michael Biercuk, CEO and Founder of Q-CTRL

2023-01-23T14:43:04-08:00

Michael Biercuk, CEO and founder of Q-CTRL, a company that makes infrastructure software towards making quantum technology useful, is interviewed by Yuval Boger. Michael and Yuval talk about quantum control, a discipline that helps stabilize unstable systems, its application to quantum computers and quantum sensors, Q-CTRL’s educational software, and much more. Transcript Yuval Boger: Hello Michael, and thank you for joining me today. Michael Biercuk: It's a pleasure to be here. Thank you. Yuval: So, who are you, and what do you do? Michael: My name is Mike Biercuk. I'm the CEO and founder of a company called Q-CTRL, and I'm [...]

Podcast with Michael Biercuk, CEO and Founder of Q-CTRL2023-01-23T14:43:04-08:00

Could the Tech Industry Layoffs Be a Silver Lining for the Quantum Industry Cloud?

2023-01-21T14:02:55-08:00

I was recently talking with the CEO of a major quantum company about personnel recruitment and he said something that was initially quite surprising to me. He indicated that recruiting qualified classical engineers was more of a challenge for their company than recruiting quantum specialists! On further thought, that makes sense to me now. It turns out that an awful lot of the technology that goes into a quantum computer is classically based. These include activities like developing classical control electronics for controlling the qubits, creating graphical user interfaces, data base engineering, integrating a quantum computer with a classical processor for [...]

Could the Tech Industry Layoffs Be a Silver Lining for the Quantum Industry Cloud?2023-01-21T14:02:55-08:00
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