Bosch establishes new business unit to commercialize quantum sensors
(NewElectronics) Bosch is setting up a new business unit to commercialise quantum sensors. Located in Germany initially, it will look to pool the results of research conducted so far and translate them into products.
The CEO of the newly established start-up is Dr. Katrin Kobe, who brings to the position many years of management experience with a variety of technology companies. “At Bosch, research is a top priority,” she said. “As a global company with alliances and expertise in quantum technology, Bosch is seizing the opportunity to make headway with this promising new field in an agile start-up environment.”
There are already 15 associates working at the new start-up in Germany which is set to grow to more than 20 in the coming months, as it looks to attract engineers and business developers in particular.
Bosch has been actively involved in eight publicly funded quantum sensing projects, some of them international, since 2018.
The new business unit will be located on the premises of its grow platform GmbH subsidiary in Ludwigsburg, Germany from the beginning of the year. Organisationally, the start-up will be assigned to the Bosch Automotive Electronics division, based in Reutlingen.
Jens Fabrowsky, the executive vice-president of Bosch Automotive Electronics responsible for the semiconductor business, said: “Quantum technology is pushing the boundaries of what is possible – in both data processing and sensors. Above all, the aim is to increase the broad practical benefit of quantum effects – for everything from the development of carbon-neutral powertrains to neurological diagnosis. Bosch has been doing extensive research in quantum sensing for many years now, and we see ourselves as global leaders in this area. Now we also want to use this as a basis for future business models.”