Quantum Computing

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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IBM And Fraunhofer Announce German Quantum Computing Partnership

Today, in spectacular fashion, IBM and the Fraunhofer Institute in Munich, Germany, unveiled a collaborative effort in the form of an IBM Quantum System One computer. IBM said it is Europe’s first and most powerful quantum computer. The motto for the event was “A Quantum Computing Journey in Germany.” As proof of the event’s importance …

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IonQ’s Virtual Financial Analyst Day Part 2: An Inside Look At Its Technical Strategy

In anticipation of SEC approval of its filing to become a listed stock on the NYSE, IonQ previously sponsored a virtual symposium for key analysts in the investment community. The objective was to provide the analysts with a better understanding of quantum computing, IonQ’s potential, and its technology and business differentiators. I previously published part …

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IonQ’s Virtual Financial Analyst Day : An Inside Look Part One

Sometime in the next month or two, after SEC approval is granted, IonQ, Inc. will make history. It will become the first publicly traded pure-play quantum computing stock on the NYSE. Its ticker symbol will be “IONQ.”  IonQ sponsored a virtual symposium on April 13 for key analysts in the investment community in anticipation of …

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Honeywell Quantum Solutions And Cambridge Quantum Computing Merge With Go-Public In Mind

Quantum computing just got more interesting today.  Today, Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) announced it is being spun off from Honeywell International in a planned merger with Cambridge Quantum Computing. We believe the combined company could go public by as soon as the end of the year. IonQ, a 2015 quantum computing startup, recently announced it will be …

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Last Week’s Big Technology Reveal: PsiQuantum’s Previously Secret Q1 Photonic Quantum Computer With GlobalFoundries

It has been over a year since I wrote about PsiQuantum. Its bold prediction at that time was that it would build a million-qubit fault-tolerant photonic quantum computer within five years.    PsiQuantum was founded in 2016 by British professor Jeremy O’Brien and three other academics, Terry Rudolph, Mark Thompson, and Pete Shadbolt. Like the origin of many quantum computer startups, the …

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You Don’t Have To Be A Rocket (Or Quantum) Scientist To Design A Quantum Computer Chip Using IBM’s New Tool Called Qiskit Metal

Intuitively, almost everyone can appreciate how difficult and knowledge-intensive it is to design, develop, analyze, and simulate a quantum computer chip. Without years of education and training, it seems almost impossible to create such a complicated device. Until recently, even experienced researchers needed weeks or even months to design a simple quantum chip from start to finish.   Easier design with software automation  After an initial soft launch in late 2020, IBM officially released its new open-source design automation software Qiskit Metal in March 2021.  Qiskit Metal is the first software to automate the design of superconducting devices. IBM is looking at eventually expanding its use from superconducting to other quantum technologies as well.  Qiskit Metal is part …

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BMW Chooses Honeywell Model H1 Quantum Computer And Entropica Labs For Supply Chain Quantum Proof-Of-Concept

BMW ships over two million cars every year. Each car has about 30,000 parts provided by over 100 global suppliers. It is easy to see why managing and coordinating the entire global supply chain is a complex and computationally intensive process. BMW, like other manufacturers, is currently limited to managing its supply chain and logics with classical computers …

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IonQ Takes Quantum Computing Public With A $2 Billion Deal

IonQ has shattered the glass ceiling that previously separated pure-play quantum computer companies from public listed offerings. There were rumors last year that IonQ was considering an IPO. But rather than raising capital with a conventional IPO, IonQ chose to go public by using a merger with dMY Technology Group III, a SPAC (special-purpose acquisition company). The …

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IBM Adds Future Developer And Software Details To Its Quantum Roadmap

In late 2020, IBM released its first long-term quantum roadmap, showing how IBM’s quantum architecture, hardware and qubit count would change over the next few years. IBM plans on evolving its present-day small-scale, noisy quantum computers to a near-term intermediate 1121-qubit machine named Condor. Once perfected, Condor will become the future building block of a …

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Quantum Computing’s New Dynamic Duo: John Martinis And Michelle Simmons

Professor John M. Martinis is one of the world’s top quantum scientists. As a follow-up to our conversation a few months ago, I had a chance to talk to him while he was temporarily working with Michelle Simmons, CEO of Silicon Quantum Computing, in Australia.  Michelle Simmons is a highly regarded quantum physics professor at …

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The Upcoming Women In Quantum Summit III And Its Secret 70 Year-Old Legacy

It is well-documented that women are underrepresented in STEM, particularly in physics and quantum, although thankfully it is to a lesser degree today than it was many years ago. In the 1930s and 1940s, some people believed that women didn’t have the proper brain structure for scientific investigation. Those opinions and other gender prejudices must …

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Creates The First Trapped-Ion Quantum Chip With Fully Integrated Photonics

Most experts agree that quantum computing is still in an experimental era. The current state of quantum technology has been compared to the same stage that  classical computing was in during the late 1930s.  Quantum computing uses various computation technologies, such as superconducting, trapped ion, photonics, silicon-based, and others. It will likely be a decade or …

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