Keysight Announces Collaboration with MIT’s Center for Quantum Engineering & Acquisition of Labber Quantum
(Newsbreak) Keysight Technologies, Inc., a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation has announced a collaboration with MIT and the acquisition of Labber Quantum.
Keysight’s university program is partnering with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Quantum Engineering to endow the establishment of a new 64-qubit quantum computing lab. The test bed will leverage Keysight’s Quantum Engineering Toolkit (QET), which combines its best-in-class hardware with software from its most recent acquisition, Labber Quantum.
“Keysight’s acquisition of Labber – a start-up out of the MIT EQuS group – presents exciting new opportunities to drive next-gen innovation in quantum technology. EQuS looks forward to applying Keysight’s emerging quantum software and hardware solutions to our new quantum computing test bed,” stated Professor William Oliver, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Quantum Engineering at MIT and Leader of the MIT Engineering Quantum Systems (EQuS) Group, where the test bed will reside.
“The collaboration with MIT, and addition of Labber Quantum to Keysight’s solutions portfolio, demonstrate our commitment to advancing quantum computing,” said Satish Dhanasekaran, senior vice president and president of Keysight’s Communications Solutions Group. “We are excited to support and advance the progress of the quantum ecosystem to accelerate innovation in next-generation compute and connectivity applications.”