(HPC.Wire) The Chicago Quantum Exchange has added three new corporate partners to its growing community: Ally Financial, Corning Incorporated, and Toshiba Corporation.
Together, the Chicago Quantum Exchange and its corporate partners advance the science and engineering that is necessary to build and scale quantum technologies and develop practical applications, such as those for quantum computing and communications.
–Ally Financial is a leading digital financial-services company working to change the online banking landscape with innovative digital experiences. By partnering with the Chicago Quantum Exchange, Ally hopes to explore potential quantum technology use cases in areas such as data security, analytical modeling, and portfolio optimization.
–Corning Incorporated, a world leader in materials science, brings to the Chicago Quantum Exchange its decades of experience in optical communications. This includes advancing optical materials and components to make quantum devices more efficient for computing and communications.
Andrew Shields, head of quantum technology at Toshiba Labs in Cambridge, United Kingdom, speaks at the 2019 Chicago Quantum Summit.
–Toshiba, a world leading cyber-physical-system technology company, is developing a global platform for quantum information technology, including Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), based on decades of scientific research on quantum physics. With QKD, two parties can communicate data securely without any risk of it being intercepted, by exchanging secret keys in the form of quantum states. Chicago Quantum Exchange collaborations may leverage Toshiba science and engineering that enables long distance, secure quantum communications, including QKD technology that transmits keys and data on a single fiber.