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QpiAI and QuantrolOx sign a MoU to jointly develop India’s first 25-qubit quantum computing testbed & offerings for European & Indian markets

By Sandra Helsel posted 14 Apr 2022

(BusinessWire) QpiAI has announced a MoU with Finland based, Oxford University spinout QuantrolOx. The two companies will work together to provide complete quantum solutions to customers in Europe, India and Asia. IQT-News summarizes their announcement below::

QpiAI is integrating Quantum computing and AI vertically to offer solutions to areas like manufacturing, industrial, transportation, finance, pharma and materials. It is building complete hardware stack based on 3 chip solutions of Trion (universal optimizer Chip), Bumblebee (scalable cryogenic control chip) and scalable spin-qubit based QPU (Quantum processing unit) , which can be scalable to 2048 logical qubits.
QuantrolOx, an Anglo-Finnish spinout from University of Oxford, is building automated machine learning based control software for quantum technologies to tune, stabilise, and optimise qubits. QuantrolOx’s software is technology agnostic and applicable to all types of quantum technologies. Initially the company is targeting solid-state qubits where the team has already demonstrated substantial practical benefits.

Dr Nagendra Nagaraja CEO and Founder of QpiAI, suggested, “India and Finland have had a close working relationship in telecom technologies. Both countries have now worked out a detailed plan for establishment of the Indo-Finnish Virtual Network Center on Quantum Computing. The MoU between QpiAI and QuantrolOx will further add to this momentum by providing advanced quantum computing testbeds for Indian and Finnish quantum companies and research labs to test and develop their quantum technologies.
“There is a massive market opportunity in India, Asia and Europe for quantum computing technologies including quantum processors, quantum communication, quantum cloud computing and superconductors. Central to these opportunities is a scalable quantum computing technology that has the potential to automatically tune qubits and characterize quantum processors. While QpiAI is developing hardware including control board, RF and microwave-based quantum control chip and quantum processors and software applications software platforms and quantum algorithms, QuantrolOx is working on automated tuning and characterisation software.”
Vishal Chatrath CEO of QuantrolOx and Prof. Andrew Briggs Executive Chairman of QuantrolOx, Professor at University of Oxford, are joining the advisory board of QpiAI to enable strategic alignment between the two companies. QpiAI Advisory board also has industry stalwarts like Dr Madhusudan Atre – former India head and Managing Director of AMD, Applied Materials, LSI, Lucent Microelectronics; and also advisor to startups and incubators. QpiAI board also has Dr Navakant Bhat who is former Chair of CeNSE and currently Dean of IISc.
“With the Indian government’s commitment of $1 Billion to the Indian quantum industry, we see India as a major market. We are excited to provide QuantrolOx technology to India’s first 25-qubit quantum computing testbed. This is just the beginning of our partnership with QpiAI to develop joint products and solutions for the global marketplace,” added Vishal Chatrath, CEO and co-founder of QuantrolOx.

Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990.  She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona

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