SNF Issue No. 48, April 2020
John Martinis Makes Move to Silicon Quantum Computing
October 5, 2020 (PN5) When John Martinis left Google last spring, we all wondered where he would land. It turns out he's on just about the other side of the world at the Australian start-up, Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC).
(Pictured left: John Martinis | photo credit: The Quantum Daily)
In his own words (from the article published on their website),
“I’m hugely excited to join the team at SQC,” says Professor Martinis. “Building a quantum computer is my life-long ambition. If we can build one successfully at scale, it will be a transformational achievement with tremendous impact for humankind. I chose to come to SQC because of the promise of the unique approach in fabrication at the atomic level. No one else in the world can do what these guys are capable of.“
Contributed by Tony Przybysz, SNF Co-editor Electronics (digital & quantum computing)
Seeqc Three-pronged Approach to Quantum Technology
October 14, 2020 (PN6). IEEE CSC volunteers span numerous areas of superconductivity research. Recently, Oleg Mukhanov (Co-CEO, CTO, & co-founder of Seeqc) discussed Seeqc's unique approach and current strides in quantum computing technology.
(Photo left: Seeqc’s DQM System-on-a-Chip | photo credit: Seeqc)
The company is one of the first companies to have built a superconductor multi-layer commercial chip foundry and through this experience has the infrastructure in place for design, testing and manufacturing of quantum-ready superconductors. Seeqc isn’t out to build a big quantum computer, just for the sake of building it. Mukhanov said they want to build a quantum computer that has a realistic practical role for actual problems and challenges, not just a lab experiment.
Contributed by Jennifir McGillis, SNF Editorial Team Manager
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