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Himadri Majumdar, CEO and Co-Founder of SemiQon, is a IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim Speaker

Himadri Majumdar, CEO and Co-Founder of SemiQon, will speak at IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim in early June 2024.
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 15 Jan 2024

Himadri Majumdar, CEO and co-founder of SemiQon, a spin-off from VTT in Finland, will speak at IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim in early June 2024. Majumdar’s extensive experience in the quantum technology domain and his leadership in developing silicon-based quantum processors positions him as a key speaker, particularly for attendees interested in the future of quantum computing hardware.

SemiQon is at the forefront of building quantum processors for the million-qubit era, an ambitious goal that underscores the company’s commitment to advancing quantum computing technology. Operating out of the Otanano/Micronova pilot microelectronics fabrication center in Espoo, Finland, SemiQon leverages cutting-edge facilities and expertise to develop its quantum processors, which are crucial for the next generation of quantum computing.

Before founding SemiQon, Majumdar was the Program Manager for Quantum Technologies at VTT, Finland’s leading research institute. In this role, he played a pivotal part in assisting companies, particularly fabless startups, in leveraging VTT’s R&D expertise and infrastructure in quantum technologies. This experience gave him valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities in commercializing quantum technology.

Majumdar was also a founding member of the Finnish Quantum technologies ecosystem, InstituteQ, and led its business arm, BusinessQ. His ambition to see Quantum technology become a Finnish and European success story reflects his broader vision of strengthening the European quantum ecosystem through cooperation across various initiatives.

With 20 years of experience in innovation and innovation management and training as an experimental physicist, Majumdar brings a unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen to the field of quantum technology, which he successfully leverages at SemiQon.

At the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim Conference, Majumdar is expected to share insights into the development of silicon-based quantum processors and the roadmap to achieving the million-qubit era, using his role at SemiQon as an example. His presentation will likely cover the challenges of scaling quantum hardware, the potential applications of advanced quantum processors, and strategies for fostering collaboration within the European quantum ecosystem.

IQT Vancouver · Pacific Rim 2024: Quantum Computing, Communications and Security — Pathways to Real World Solutions.

With Vancouver as North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, IQT and the Quantum Algorithms Institute are bringing together partners across North America and Asia to showcase the state of quantum computing, communications, and security. This international conference moves beyond the quantum hype to profile quantum computing, communications technologies, and quantum expertise in real-world settings. Sessions will highlight practical applications of quantum algorithms and networking in pharmaceuticals, transportation, finance, and more industries. Attendees will include industry and government executives, end-users, and investors who will learn about the latest developments in these technologies, pathways for companies to get ready for quantum solutions, and ethics and policy considerations in this fast-growing industry.

Register for the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim here.

Categories: Conference, photonics, quantum computing, semiconductors

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