Quantum Computing

Atom Computing Sets A World-Record Coherence Time For Neutral Atom Qubits

In 2018, Atom Computing used its initial seed funding of $5M to secretly begin building a proof-of-concept quantum platform equipped with 100 qubits. On the strength of its technology and increased investor confidence, Atom took in another $15M in Series A funding in mid-2021 plus three grants from the National Science Foundation. The Series A …

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Quantinuum Announces InQuanto – An Advanced Computational Chemistry Platform For Quantum Computers

Quantinuum was formed in 2021 by the merger of Honeywell Quantum Solutions (quantum hardware) and Cambridge Quantum Computing (quantum software). Quantinuum has released InQuanto, a python-based quantum chemical software platform that performs chemistry algorithms on current quantum hardware, following a series of previous announcements featuring a record quantum volume and an upgrade to Quantum NLP. InQuanto is …

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A Father’s Day Story: How A 1960s Astronaut Inspired His Son To Make Quantum Computing History Five Decades Later

As a technology analyst, I follow new research and developments for quantum computing, AI, and space. I usually write technical articles about those subjects, but this year I wanted to do something special for Father’s Day. This is a father and son story about space, dangerous polar expeditions, famous astronauts, famous science fiction writers, AI …

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IBM’s Newest Quantum Computing Roadmap Unveils Four New Quantum Processors And Future Plans For A Quantum Supercomputer

Last week IBM updated its quantum computing roadmap for the third time since the first one was published in 2020. In this roadmap, IBM has effectively introduced new and essential technologies at every layer of the stack. It has also provided new tools for kernel developers, algorithm developers, and model developers. These developments all require …

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IonQ And Hyundai Steer Its Partnership Toward Quantum Machine Learning To Recognize Traffic Signs And 3D Objects

Automobile manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and service providers understand that quantum computing will eventually have a major impact on most every aspect of the industry. Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Ford, BMW, Volkswagen, and Toyota all have some form of quantum evaluation program in place. Classic computers cannot solve many of the significant real-world problems because of computational …

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IBM Creates Significant Competitive Advantages With Qiskit Runtime Updates

IBM recently announced updates to Qiskit Runtime, its containerized quantum computing service, and programming model. Users can optimize workloads and efficiently execute them on quantum systems at scale with the service. Qiskit Runtime also makes it easier for non-physicists to interface and experiment with quantum computers by deploying complete programs rather than circuits. The new …

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Quantinuum Enhances The World’s First Quantum Natural Language Processing Toolkit Making It Even More Powerful

Quantinuum is an integrated software-hardware quantum computing company that uses trapped-ion for its compute technology. It recently released a significant update to its Lambeq open-source Python library and toolkit, named after mathematician Joachim Lambek. Lambeq (spelled with a Q for quantum) is the first and only toolkit that converts sentences into quantum circuits using sentence …

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IBM Z16 – The Mainframe Is Dead, Long Live The Mainframe

Remember industry-standard servers stacked to the ceiling in every data center and even the broom closet? At the time, the mainframe computer was a dinosaur destined for extinction. IBM did not get the memo! IBM continued to innovate on the “z” mainframe platform bolstered by the rise of hybrid-cloud models and many mission-critical enterprise applications …

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Can Quantum Battery Research Extend Electric Vehicle Range? IonQ And Hyundai Intend To Find Out

IonQ quantum computing and Hyundai Motor Company recently announced a partnership focused on using quantum computing to study lithium compounds and battery chemistry. The partnership combines IonQ’s quantum computing expertise with Hyundai’s lithium battery knowledge.  To better understand the project, I spoke with Dr. Jungsang Kim, IonQ’s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Kim co-founded IonQ along with …

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Atom Computing Plans To Build A Bigger And Better High-Tech Quantum Computer With Its Latest $60 Million Series B Funding

Atom Computing, a quantum computing company headquartered in Berkeley, California, seems to be on the fast track for funding.  This week Atom announced it had secured $60M Series B round of financing led by Third Point Ventures. The round also included Prime Movers Lab and insiders Innovation Endeavors, Venrock, and Prelude Ventures. Atom was founded in 2018 …

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IBM Adds LG Electronics To Its Massive 170+ Member IBM Quantum Network

Since 2016, when IBM offered the first open access to an online 5-qubit quantum computer, it has been committed to accelerating and scaling the growth of the quantum computing ecosystem. Its commitment to the quantum ecosystem continues unabated today. Although large in scope and number of members, the IBM Quantum Network is only a small part of …

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Zapata Computing’s Global Survey Reveals Surprising Enterprise Plans And Expectations For Quantum Computing

Zapata Computing recently commissioned a comprehensive global survey designed to determine how enterprise plans to integrate quantum computing into business. Zapata Computing is a quantum software company that works with enterprise clients to build hardware-agnostic solutions for business problems that run on near-term quantum computers. Zapata is currently building software for chemistry, finance, logistics, pharmaceuticals, engineering, …

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Quantinuum: A New Quantum Computing Company Is Formed From Merger Of Honeywell Quantum Solutions And Cambridge Quantum

The anticipated merger of Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) and Cambridge Quantum (CQ) has finally occurred. The two companies have merged under its new name: Quantinuum (pronounced Quan-tin-you-um), a blend of Quantum Continuum.  Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) is a quantum hardware company that uses trapped-ions for quantum computing.  HQS was the brainchild of Darius Adamczyk, CEO of Honeywell. …

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IBM Rolls Out A Game-Changing 127-Qubit Quantum Computer That Redefines Scale, Quality, And Speed

IBM Quantum’s recent quantum computing announcement about its new 127-qubit quantum Eagle processor is an important milestone for the entire quantum ecosystem. The announcement was made in the timeframe forecasted by IBM’s September 2020 quantum technology roadmap.  The 127-qubit Eagle is important for several reasons: ·      It is the first quantum computer with 127 high-quality qubits, …

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Atom Computing: A Quantum Computing Startup That Believes It Can Ultimately Win The Qubit Race

Atom Computing describes itself as “a company obsessed with building the world’s most scalable quantum computers out of optically trapped neutral atoms.” The company recently revealed it had spent the past two years secretly building a quantum computer using Strontium atoms as its units of computation.  Headquartered in Berkeley, California, Benjamin Bloom and Jonathan King founded …

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IonQ Unveils The Power Of Its Next-Generation Quantum Computer Along With Quantum Finance Announcements

This week, IonQ, Inc. (IonQ) announced the research results for two separate finance-related quantum research projects. The announcement covered one with Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, and one with Goldman Sachs and QC Ware.  While classical computers use bits for computation, quantum computers use quantum bits or “qubits.” IonQ uses ion qubits created using precision lasers …

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Cambridge Quantum Makes Quantum Natural Language Processing A Reality

Cambridge Quantum (“CQ”) today announced a quantum computing first. It released an open-source toolkit and library for a Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP) toolkit called lambeq.  The toolkit accelerates the development of practical, real-world QNLP applications, such as automated dialogue, text mining, language translation, text-to-speech, language generation, and bioinformatics. Simply put, the toolkit uses QNLP to turn …

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IonQ Delivers A New Architecture And Glass Quantum Computer Chip A Year Earlier Than Expected

IonQ beat its technology roadmap projection by more than a year by demonstrating its ReconfigurableMulticore Quantum Architecture (RMQA). This technology should eventually allow IonQ to begin scaling large numbers of qubits. Moreover, IonQ has also delivered another chip technology ahead of schedule – RMQA will be implemented on a new quantum chip platform called Evaporated …

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IonQ Scores Quantum Computing Deal With University Of Maryland And Announces It’s Tripling 2021 Bookings

The relationship between higher education and the tech companies I cover as an analyst is close and mutually beneficial. The private sector often provides technology resources, capital, expertise, and knowledge of industry needs and challenges to research institutions, the sandbox of tomorrow’s tech innovators and leaders. Quantum technology is at an exciting crossroads now, where …

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Quantum Triple Play For Honeywell And CQC- Major Error Correction Research, New World Record For Quantum Volume, And New VQE-Type Quantum Algorithm

In the wake of a planned merger announcement for Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) and Cambridge Quantum (CQ), the pair jointly made three significant quantum announcements this week. The announcements covered a lot of ground – quantum error correction, a new quantum volume record, and speedup of important quantum optimization software.  HQS and CQ have a long …

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