IonQ named as one of TIME’s 100 most influential companies
(BusinessWire) IonQ (NYSE: IONQ), has been named to TIME’s annual 100 Most Influential Companies list. Inside Quantum Technology shares this announcement and IonQ’s statements below.
TIME’s ranking highlights 100 companies that are making an extraordinary impact across the globe.
IonQ is honored to be a part of this year’s TIME100 Most Influential Companies list,” said Peter Chapman, President and CEO of IonQ. “TIME’s recognition of quantum computing’s impact, and its specific recognition of IonQ’s role as an industry leader underscores the viability and promise of what’s possible as we usher in the era of quantum computing.”
IonQ was selected for inclusion in the “New Frontiers” category. To assemble the list, TIME solicited nominations from every sector—ranging from health care and entertainment to transportation and technology—from its editors and correspondents around the world, as well as from industry experts. TIME editors then evaluated each nominee on factors including company relevance, impact, innovation, leadership and success.
IonQ’s inclusion in the TIME100 is the company’s latest achievement in a year of significant momentum in business and technical breakthroughs. On Monday, IonQ announced the Company’s Q4 2021 and Full Year 2021 earnings. During this announcement, the team highlighted remarkable technology progress and announced that it achieved more than triple its original bookings projection. In October, IonQ became the first publicly traded pure-play quantum computing company.
As for technical breakthroughs, this year, IonQ introduced IonQ Aria, the world’s most powerful quantum computer, based on standard application-oriented industry benchmarks; discovered a new family of quantum gates that can accelerate quantum algorithms and can only be conducted on IonQ and Duke University systems; became the first company to use barium ions as qubits to further enable advanced quantum computing architectures; and secured a public-private manufacturing partnership with Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) to produce barium qubits. IonQ is also the only quantum hardware company with computers accessible on all three major cloud providers, and its computers are being used to tackle problems ranging from financial modeling to electric vehicle battery chemistry and risk management.
See the complete TIME100 Most Influential Companies 2022 list here: time.com/100companies
Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990. She has her Ph.D. from University of Arizona.