Quantum Motion, a UK based tech company that is developing a revolutionary technology platform; not just a qubit, but a scalable array of qubits based on the ubiquitous silicon technology already used in smartphones and computers is bringing together partners with renowned expertise in qubits based on superconducting circuits, trapped ions, and silicon spins to work together on a three-year-old UKRI project named Altnaharra.
Funded by the UKRI’s National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP), the major aim of this collaboration is to develop a fault-tolerant cryogenic chip for integrated control and readout of qubits based on CMOS technology. Among the partners are the UK’s national measurement institute and a world-leading supplier of deep cryogenic cooling equipment.
To encourage private investment and innovations, the NQTP was launched in 2014 to serve as a funding source for the UK quantum industry. Members of the consortium are:
- Quantum Motion – London and Oxford-based quantum computing company founded on leading significant technological developments aiming at spin qubit technology
- National Physical Laboratory – UK’s national measurement institute
- Oxford Instruments – UK’s leading supplier of deep cryogenic cooling equipment
- Oxford Ionics – Oxford-based quantum computing company combining trapped ions with electric qubit control technology
- University Of Glasgow – World-leading research group in superconducting qubits
The Altnaharra project will help to build an integrated fault-tolerant quantum computer by providing a scalable method to address and read out qubits. The Fault-tolerant quantum processors will support the most powerful quantum algorithms and provide solutions to difficult problems in fields such as chemistry, medicine, and artificial intelligence.