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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. Seeqc is building a quantum computing system using a so-called hybrid architecture that combines classical and quantum computing and is meant for very specific use cases. And they want a QC that focuses on customers’ specific problems. That means the company is moving quantum out of the realm of just engineering challenges and into the realm of business challenges.
“We realize we are competing against the Googles, the IBMs, the Intels, — that’s tough competition,” Mukhanov said. “So, how can you take on these tough competitors? We think there’s a way. Instead of doing a frontal approach and just building a big, universal computer, we take the approach of talking to the customer, seeing what they want and only building what they need.”
Contributed by Jennifir McGillis, SNF Editorial Team Manager