(SemiEngineering.com) The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QEDC or QED-C), consists of public and private entities with interest in building the U.S. quantum industry. The group is helping to identify markets and use cases, encourage and engage in research, and establish metrics, standards and a workforce for quantum. Governmental agencies supporting the effort include NIST, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Energy (DoE).
QEDC membership is now open to industry, academia, and governmental agencies. Its list of members already is robust, with more than 60 entities, including Amazon, Google, ARM, AT&T, Boeing, Citi, IBM, Intel, Keysight, KLA, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Microchip/Microsemi.
QEDC presented at SEMICON West last month and highlighted Inside Quantum Technology research figures in its presentation summarized above. Click here for a summary of the Inside Quantum Technology series of market reports.