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Quantum Processors and Components: Roadmaps and Forecasts


Coming Soon February 2021: Quantum Processors and Components: Roadmaps and Forecasts

In the past year, the quantum computing industry has gained a new sense of confidence. Instead of fighting battles again quantum skeptics, quantum computer firms mostly believe that these battles have been won and the task now is now to create roadmaps to much faster/higher capacity quantum machines that are unquestionably powerful enough to achieve so-called quantum advantage.

These roadmaps center round new advancements in quantum processors, such as higher capacities in terms of qubits and improved error correction. They also differ in the marketing approaches deployed by the quantum computer firms. Quantum processors are the core chips around which quantum computers are created. In the report, we also examine important developments in core quantum processing in quantum labs and at major institutes and universities. In addition, we look at how each firm’s quantum processor strategy fits (where this is appropriate) with their more general technology and product strategy.

While quantum processors are the main focus of this report, the study also covers other components of quantum computers including the electronics for the necessary analog control systems and cryo equipment.

The report also includes a quantitative forecast of the evolution of the quantum processors along dimensions such as the number of qubits supported, quantum volume, etc. The forecasts in this report are based on IQT Research’s forecasts of shipments of quantum computers. These forecasts are now widely used by quantum computer companies throughout the world.


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