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Pasqal and Qu&Co Scale the Global Market for Quantum Applications - EE Times Europe

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Qu&Co and Pasqal are merging their businesses, combining Qu&Co's robust portfolio of algorithms with Pasqal's full-stack neutral-atom system to accelerate the quantum path to commercial applications. The united business, known as Pasqal and located in Paris, will offer a 1,000-qubit quantum solution in 2023, according to the disclosed roadmaps of the most sophisticated quantum platforms. Qu&Co's portfolio of quantum algorithms will be tightly integrated with Pasqal's advanced quantum hardware, providing added value to customers such as Johnson & Johnson, LG, Airbus, and BMW Group. The combined company will offer a wide range of quantum solutions in chemistry, life sciences, automotive, electronics, utilities, aerospace, defense, finance, and other sectors. In an interview with EE Times Europe, Georges-Olivier Reymond, CEO of Pasqal, said the merger enables the combined company to fast-track the implementation of its R&D roadmap, recruit top talent, achieve an industry-relevant quantum advantage much sooner, and serve more clients with new, unique, and proprietary quantum solutions.


Quantum Computing Innovators CQC and Pasqal Announce Partnership

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Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) and French quantum computing start-up Pasqal announced that they have entered into a partnership in which CQC's quantum software development platform t ket⟩ will be utilised on Pasqal's cutting edge quantum information processors. "We are excited to work with Pasqal, a trailblazer in the quantum computing industry," said Ilyas Khan, CEO of CQC. "With Pasqal using t ket⟩ on their full stack computer, our quantum computing software will be running on more platforms than ever, helping to advance quantum computation for real life applications," he added. "Through this partnership, we offer access to CQC's t ket⟩ therefore allowing our customers and partners to exploit the full capabilities of our neutral atom device," said Christophe Jurczak, Chairman of Pasqal. In April 2020, CQC released a new version of t ket⟩ v0.5 with important enhancements to existing capabilities as well as a variety of new features.


Pasqal and ARAMCO Collaborate to Develop Quantum Computing Applications for the Energy Industry

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RIYADH, March 9, 2022 – Pasqal, a developer of neutral atom-based quantum technology, and ARAMCO announced the signing of an MoU to collaborate on quantum computing capabilities and applications in the energy sector. Objectives include accelerating the design and development of quantum based machine learning models as well as identifying and advancing other use cases for the technology across the Saudi Aramco value chain. To that end, both companies plan to explore ways for collaborating and cultivating the quantum information sciences ecosystem in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Quantum computing can be used to address a wide range of upstream, midstream and downstream challenges in the oil and gas industry including network optimization and management, reaction network generation and refinery linear programming. The collaboration will explore potential applications for quantum computing and artificial intelligence in these areas as well.


The coldest computers in the world

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Imagine the US is under attack. An enemy aircraft, loaded with warheads, is heading towards the coast, dipping in and out of radar. Fighter jets have been scrambled and there's a frantic effort to pinpoint the target. But the nation's best defence is not an aircraft carrier or a missile system. "Use the quantum computer," yells a general.


Is quantum-as-a-service about to go mainstream?

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This summer Oxford Quantum Circuits became the latest quantum computing company to make their quantum hardware available to users over the cloud -- the first UK company to offer quantum-as-a-service. The Reading-based startup is joining the ranks of the big Silicon Valley tech companies Google, Amazon and IBM in offering QCaaS. While its system can't quite compete with the number of qubits that these big challengers have to offer, it is a sign of how quantum computing is coming into the mainstream. Let's be clear -- quantum computers aren't terribly useful right now. Despite a few lab demonstrations of quantum supremacy -- where quantum computers perform a function better than a classical supercomputer -- in the real world companies are still struggling to find a compelling use case.