IBM on track with next-level, 1,121 qubit quantum computer by 2023

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This decade could hold more than a few breakthroughs for IBM, as the company claims to remain on target with plans to release a 1,121-qubit IBM Quantum Condor processor by 2023.  To achieve the long sought after quantum qubit status, IBM is relying on a harmonious ecosystem. For Big Blue, a well-timed intersection of hardware and software efforts brings the roadmap into view. “The key thing that we focused on in the last six months is really an articulation of our roadmaps, so the roadmap around hardware, the roadmap around software, and we’ve also done quite a bit of ecosystem development,” said Jamie Thomas (pictured), general manager of strategy and development of IBM Systems. Thomas spoke with Dave Vallente, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, during IBM Think. They discussed the quantum computer,...

Breakthrough for quantum computing with 4 qubit array

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The group at QuTech, a collaboration between TU Delft and TNO, is led by of Menno Veldhorst and has built a four qubit array using germanium quantum dots. “By putting four such qubits in a two-by-two grid, demonstrating universal control over all qubits, and operating a quantum circuit that entangles all qubits, we have made an important step forward in realizing a scalable approach for quantum computation,” said Veldhorst. Electrons trapped in quantum dots have been studied for more than two decades as a platform for quantum information but scaling beyond two-qubit logic has remained elusive. To break this barrier, the groups of Menno Veldhorst and Giordano Scappucci decided to take an entirely different approach and started to work with holes (i.e. missing electrons) in germanium. Using this approach, the same electrodes needed to define...

Archer Materials Ltd makes progress with patent applications for 12CQ quantum computing qubit processor chip

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Receiving the Fist Office Actions is a key step in the process for the grant of a patent in the administering jurisdiction. () () (FRA:38A) continues to make progress with patent applications for its 12CQ quantum computing qubit processor chip and has received First Office Actions (FOAs) from the Patent Offices of the US, China and Australia. Receipt of the FOAs is a key step in the process for the grant of a patent in the administering jurisdiction. International patent applications (IPAs) associated with the 12CQ chip have been lodged in six jurisdictions including Korea, Europe and Hong Kong.  The European and Korean IPAs have progressed in the substantive examination procedures since October 2020, and more recently the Korean IPA, following the granting of the patent in Japan.  Archer Materials received its IPA in Japan in January...

Archer Materials Ltd takes big steps in advancing 12CQ quantum computing chip towards qubit control milestone

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The company has completed the preliminary stages of its quantum measurements towards qubit control by successfully characterising optimised and unoptimised QC Devices. Archer Materials Limited () (FRA:38A) has made significant progress in advancing the development of its 12CQ quantum computing chip, which is focused on achieving the major technological milestone of qubit control. It has completed the preliminary stages of quantum measurements towards qubit control by successfully characterising optimised and unoptimised QC Devices.  The information obtained, such as device response to ‘pulse sequences’, will greatly expedite further progress in the 12CQ qubit control measurements.  "Well-funded and on track" Archer chief executive officer Dr Mohammad Choucair said: “We are incredibly proud of these latest results which show that we...