(DBK.News) Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan named IonQ, a College Park quantum computing company, as one of the top 20 start-up companies in the state.
IonQ, a start-up company based in the Discovery District, is working to build quantum computers and develop software applications to accompany them. Last month, the company announced it had built a quantum computer more powerful than any other in the world that’s been announced so far.
IonQ also announced last month that it is expanding its space in College Park by opening a new data center and that executives who formerly worked for Google and IBM would be joining the company.
It’s the latest step in College Park’s efforts to develop itself as a hub for quantum computing.
“[Quantum computing is] going to have a lot of impact in the world, but it’s hard because a lot of other people don’t understand the significance of it,” said Sammy Popat, the manager of College Park’s Discovery District.