Quantum bits: the future is down under!
Categorie(s) : News, Research
Published : 1 October 2018
The CEA has already come quite a way on its journey toward building qubits using CMOS technology. Now the CEA will have a formidable ally going forward in Australia-based SQC, which is developing a quantum computer leveraging the technologies developed at UNSW*, renowned internationally for its quantum computing research. The university has a large patent portfolio and one of its quantum computing breakthroughs—the first-ever theoretical demonstration of a qubit on silicon—was published in Nature in 2014. The partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which was announced by France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The aim of the collaboration is to set up a joint venture in early 2019 to speed up the development of industrial-scale processes for fabricating qubits using CMOS technology. SQC has stated that it can contribute tens of millions of euros to the R&D. On the CEA side, Leti, INAC, and Institut Néel are pursuing their joint R&D.
*University of New South Wales Sydney