QCI and QPhoton announce agreement for photonic quantum processing technologies
(HPCWire) Quantum Computing Inc. (Nasdaq: QUBT), a leader in bridging the power of classical and quantum computing, today announced their business partnership and exclusive marketing agreement with QPhoton, Inc., a leading innovator in the quantum photonic technology space. The companies will work together to merge QCI’s quantum software solution, Qatalyst, with QPhoton’s advanced photonic quantum technologies for its application to QCI-specific solutions.
QPhoton’s technology is a condensate of ground-breaking quantum research over two decades, with the support from DARPA, NSF, NASA, DoD, and other prestigious federal funding agencies. Dr. Yuping Huang, CEO of QPhoton, the Gallaher associate professor of physics and director of the Center for Quantum Science and Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, has led many pivotal, large-scale quantum projects both at Northwestern University (2009-2014) and now Stevens (2014-present), for a total fund volume of ~$30 million.
“QCI is committed to developing quantum computing solutions that bring real value to business and government customers – today. We believe our partnership with QPhoton has the potential to accelerate and expand our effort to democratize quantum computing with groundbreaking and immediately usable quantum solutions that are affordable and can deliver ROI to end users,” said Robert Liscouski, CEO of QCI. “As a quantum innovator, QPhoton leverages two decades of leading quantum studies to bring significant quantum value to the market including advanced photonic chips, quantum nanophotonics, quantum-boosted sensing (Light Detection and Ranging), quantum-secured cyber applications, and quantum networks.”
Liscouski added, “We are honored to partner with such a visionary scientist and innovator as Dr. Huang.”
“I am honored and truly excited to partner with QCI in this effort,” stated Dr. Yuping Huang, CEO of QPhoton. “It is my dream and life’s work to bring quantum advantages to everyday technology users and to make it widely available to disciplines across industries. If quantum is indeed going to change the world, it shall be made accessible to everyone.”
“QPhoton’s agreements with QCI are a major step forward in achieving this vision. I look forward to a long and prosperous working relationship with QCI,” added Dr. Huang.