In a pair of announcements, Oxford Instruments NanoScience has disclosed two new customers for its Proteox dilution refrigerator in the UK. The first is with Oxford Quantum Circuit (OQC) which is using the fridge for its superconducting quantum computer based upon OQC’s 3D Coaxmon qubits. OQC recently opened up its own quantum lab and plans to launch Quantum Computing as a Service (QCaas) in the future. Besides Oxford Instruments, OQC has established partnerships with Cambridge Quantum Computing, Riverlane, Rahko, and Oxford University as part of this effort. The second win is the University of Glasgow’s Quantum Circuits Group. The University of Glasgow is working on the the design, manufacture, and test of superconducting quantum device funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

Proteox is a next-generation Cryofree® system that provides improved modularity and adaptability for ultra-low temperature experiments in condensed-matter physics and quantum computing industrialization. It has been developed to provide a single, interchangeable modular solution to support multiple users and a variety of set-ups or experiments. It also includes remote management software which enables the system to be managed from anywhere in the world. Oxford Instruments main competition in the dilution refrigerator market is Bluefors which is also used in many quantum installations worldwide.

For more information, you can view Oxford Instruments NanoScience news release regarding their activity with Oxford Quantum Circuits here and another news release on their activity with the University of Glasgow here.

January 21, 2021