An Exciting Collaboration between Some of the Giants in the Quantum Computing Industry!
On October 19th, 2022, PsiQuantum announced a $22.5 million contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory to build the world’s first utility-scale quantum computer (see Quantum News).
This contract will focus on a collaboration between PsiQuantum and the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York. The project will focus on quantum photonic chips. Such chips are used to process qubits using particles of light.
Such a collaboration will help to advance the photonic approach to quantum computing. With this contract in place, PsiQuantum will be able to work towards its goal of creating a utility-scale and error-corrected quantum computer that will be used to create breakthroughs in the fields of health, climate, finance, energy, and so on.
$25 million in federal funding was announced by US Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer for this partnership in the 2022 Fiscal Year spending package. This was done in hopes of advancing the collaboration between GlobalFoundries, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and PsiQuantum, and to keep the United States ahead in the tech economy against “all rivals,” as said by Schumer.
A Workshop You Might Want To Keep Your Eye Out For!
The global quantum technology company BTQ AG has announced a post-quantum cryptography workshop on December 5th, 2022, at the Regent Taipei. The workshop will be held alongside Asiacrypt 2022 and will feature conferences by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and post-quantum cryptography (PQC) researchers.
The development of quantum computers has a looming threat over the current cryptography that is the foundation of the Internet and other important infrastructure. Hence, this workshop is being designed to help important individuals within these fields to address the challenges of shifting cyberspace from the current public-key cryptography to PQC.
Dr. Dustin Moody of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be having a presentation at this workshop. This presentation will give an overview of the steps NIST has taken to create and develop a standardized PQC algorithm.
QCI’s New Project!
Quantum Computing Inc. has launched a brand new project to build and operate a manufacturing and research center for nanophotonics technology in order to expand its chip development.
Funding for this new facility is currently being explored, with regional, state, and federal funding all viable options on the table. QCI believes that this development is the next step towards transforming the US semiconductor industry and further developing its engineering expertise and role in the quantum computing industry.