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UKQuantum Launches its Manifesto for the UK Quantum Technology Sector

UKQuantum Launches its Manifesto for the UK Quantum Technology Sector

Insider Brief UKQuantum, the consortium for the UK quantum industry, launched its Manifesto for the UK’s quantum sector. The manifesto makes specific recommendations to the next government to ensure the UK maintains its position as a global quantum technology leader. UKQuantum is committed to providing a unified voice for the sector while supporting and representing […]

PSNC and ORCA Computing Announce Collaboration with NVIDIA to Accelerate The Development of Hybrid Quantum Classical High-Performance Computing

PSNC and ORCA Computing Announce Collaboration with NVIDIA to Accelerate The Development of Hybrid Quantum Classical High-Performance Computing

Insider Brief ORCA Computing and Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to accelerate the development of hybrid quantum-classical approaches. The teams say this collaboration will pave a way for using hybrid quantum-classical approaches in various fields such as biology, chemistry, and key industry applications. The partnership leverages PSNC’s robust infrastructure […]

NPL Paper Details Strides in RF And Microwave Metrology For Scalable Quantum Computing

NPL Paper Details Strides in RF And Microwave Metrology For Scalable Quantum Computing

Insider Brief Researchers need to build quantum computers — and all their peripheral components — so they can work in the universe’s most inhospitable conditions. In a recent research paper, UK’s National Physical Laboratory scientist summarized some of the advances they have made in creating precise measurement systems for microwave and quantum devices that can […]

World’s Purest Silicon Brings Scaling up Quantum Computers Closer

World’s Purest Silicon Brings Scaling up Quantum Computers Closer

Insider Brief Scientists have produced an enhanced, ultra-pure form of silicon that allows construction of high-performance qubit devices. The researchers engineered silicon to remove the silicon 29 and 30 atoms. They say the advance, published in the journal Communications Materials, will pave the way for scalable quantum computers. PRESS RELEASE — More than 100 years […]

UK Reports Successful Test of Un-Jammable Quantum Navigation System

UK Reports Successful Test of Un-Jammable Quantum Navigation System

Insider Brief The UK has successfully completed commercial flight trials of advanced quantum-based navigation systems. The systems cannot be jammed or spoofed by enemy forces. Infleqtion, a quantum technology firm, in collaboration with aerospace companies BAE Systems and QinetiQ, completed the trials at MoD Boscombe Down in Wiltshire. Image: Andrew Griffith, Minister of State (Minister […]

UK Tightens Controls on Quantum Computing Exports And Cryogenics Firms Could Feel The Chill

UK Tightens Controls on Quantum Computing Exports And Cryogenics Firms Could Feel The Chill

Insider Brief The UK announced a comprehensive review of exports and foreign investments by British firms to safeguard against economic vulnerabilities. Britain is set to intensify scrutiny on the export of cryogenic equipment vital for quantum computing. Critical Quote: “Cryogenics – the ability to reduce temperatures to near kelvin zero – is something that 10 […]

UK Quantum Developer Says Optimization Advance Could Boost Real-World Uses

UK Quantum Developer Says Optimization Advance Could Boost Real-World Uses

Insider Brief Scientists report a new technique for quantum arrays could help unlock new ways to achieve quantum optimization of complex problems. The team says that the control mechanism could lead to different encodings of problems onto an analog quantum computer. The findings stem from a recent paper published in a longstanding collaboration between M Squared […]

Rigetti and Oxford Instruments Announce Successful Completion of Innovate UK Project to Launch One of The First UK-Based Quantum Computers

Rigetti and Oxford Instruments Announce Successful Completion of Innovate UK Project to Launch One of The First UK-Based Quantum Computers

Insider Brief A consortium reports their three-year project to build and operate one of the first quantum computers in the UK has been successfully completed. The group included Rigetti UK Limited, Oxford Instruments NanoScience, the Quantum Software Lab at the University of Edinburgh, Phasecraft and Standard Chartered Bank. The overall goal of the Rigetti-led £10 […]

Invention Can ‘Shield’ Quantum Computers From Magnetic Interference

Invention Can ‘Shield’ Quantum Computers From Magnetic Interference

Insider Brief Magnetic Shields Limited (MSL) has invented a lightweight and small-scale magnetic shielding system for cryogenic conditions. The shield uses superconducting coils wrapped around a lightweight cylindrical core in a novel design devised at the University of Nottingham. Among other applications, the invention could improve quantum computing performance and efficiency. PRESS RELEASE — Magnetic […]