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Quantum News Briefs April 6: KPMG and Classiq partner to offer state of the art quantum computing capabilities to enterprise customers; IQM announces expansion into Asia-Pacific Region, opens Singapore office; NCSA Partners with NVIDIA on New Hybrid Quantum Computing Resources + MORE

Quantum News Briefs looks at news in the quantum industry.

Quantum News Briefs is a news series that looks at news in the quantum computing industry.

Quantum News Briefs April 6: KPMG and Classiq partner to offer state of the art quantum computing capabilities to enterprise customers; IQM announces expansion into Asia-Pacific Region, opens Singapore office; NCSA Partners with NVIDIA on New Hybrid Quantum Computing Resources + MORE.

KPMG and Classiq partner to offer state of the art quantum computing capabilities to enterprise customers

KPMG‘s Global Quantum Hub has announced a collaboration with Classiq, a leading quantum software company, to bring innovative quantum solutions to clients.
KPMG’s depth of expertise in quantum strategy, quantum technologies and quantum computing will be combined with Classiq’s Platform for scalable quantum applications, optimization, analysis and execution. This collaboration will ensure efficient delivery of quantum projects and accelerate adoption for joint clients.
Classiq and KPMG have extensive experience of supporting and enabling quantum newcomers and quantum experts. The collaboration will target a range of industry verticals including financial services, automotive, pharma, energy, telco and logistics. The companies’ efforts will focus on quantum use-case exploration and quantum capability development.
The Global Quantum Hub is KPMG’s Center of Excellence for quantum technologies, dedicated to helping organizations understand, adopt, and leverage quantum technologies to drive business value. The team operates globally and is coordinated by the Danish office. The practice offers a range of services, including quantum strategy, use case discovery and implementing quantum computing solutions.
“By bringing together our expertise in quantum strategy, technology and client processes with Classiq’s cutting-edge quantum software platform, we will provide clients with innovative solutions that will help them drive business value through quantum computing,” says Troels Steenstrup, Head of KPMG’s Global Quantum Hub.
“Classiq is committed to making quantum computing a scalable, accessible and powerful technology for enterprises,” said Nir Minerbi, CEO of Classiq. “We are excited to work with KPMG to help organizations adopt quantum technologies and drive real-world impact through the use of quantum computing.” Click here to read the complete announcement.

IQM announces expansion into Asia-Pacific Region, opens Singapore office

IQM Quantum Computers (IQM) announced on April 4 the expansion of its global operations into Asia-Pacific (APAC) with an office opening in Singapore, its first in the region and outside Europe, to drive the advancement of quantum technology.
With Singapore’s strategic combination of talent, world-class research, vibrant tech-transfer and well positioned to become quantum ready, IQM aims to build public-private collaborations with the quantum ecosystem to explore applications and accelerate research, development, and education of quantum hardware.
Dr. Jan Goetz, CEO and Co-founder of IQM Quantum Computers, said: “Our presence in Asia aligns with our commitment to building world-leading quantum computers for the well-being of humankind, now and for the future, and we are confident this new office will be instrumental in helping drive the development of the quantum community in Singapore and the region.”
“In addition, we will tap into the incredible local talent, and we are also excited about bringing our technical track record and world-class expertise to the region, and our regional team will play a crucial role in broadening our global development. We look forward to partnering with important players in the value-chain as we continue to push the boundaries for the ecosystem,” added Goetz.
Singapore marks IQM’s fifth office, with headquarters in Espoo, Finland, and other offices in Munich, Madrid, and Paris. The office opening paves the way for the hiring of new employees in the coming months. Click here for announcement in-entirety.

NCSA Partners with NVIDIA on New Hybrid Quantum Computing Resources

NVIDIA recently announced its new system for taking classical computing to the next level utilizing quantum computing. This month, NVIDIA debuted DGX Quantum, the first system to couple GPUs and quantum computing. NVIDIA’s new Grace Hopper system has proven to have 10x better performance for applications running terabytes of data. Speed increases like that are extremely valuable to researchers with immense data sets and simulations.
National Center is the Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is one of the supercomputing centers partnering with NVIDIA to utilize these supercharged quantum processing units (QPU). A new special GPU resource will be installed in the National Petascale Computing Facility at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. This new resource will be connected to QPU which the Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center (IQUIST) will house in their lab in the Engineering Sciences Building on campus.
Santiago Nuñez-Corrales, NCSA research scientist, will be leading NCSA’s quantum computing efforts. “NCSA has taken its first strides toward a long-term quantum computing strategy, designed to complement ongoing efforts at IQUIST,” Nuñez-Corrales said when speaking about NVIDIA’s announcement. “Our target comprises three core activities: understanding and harnessing the potential of existing real and simulated quantum devices as a new form of advanced computing, making quantum technologies accessible to a wide spectrum of users, and identifying application areas where quantum may become a game changer. All three of them draw upon our robust history and expertise with new cyberinfrastructure development, accelerating science-making and meeting the needs of future users. The recent announcement by NVIDIA, hence, arrives serendipitously.” Click here for complete announcement.

CSconnected ‘key partner’ in new UK quantum strategy

CSconnected, the South Wales Compound Semiconductor Cluster, is highlighted in the new UK Quantum strategy announced by Michelle Donelan, Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology on March 15th 2023.
The ten year plan will fund new frontiers of quantum research, support and develop the growing UK quantum sector, prepare the wider economy for the quantum revolution and ensure that the UK leads internationally in the regulation and ethical use of quantum technologies.
The Compound Semiconductor Centre, a founding member of CSconnected, leads Quantum Foundry (QFoundry), a three-year, £5.7 million project that is part-funded by the UK Quantum Technologies Challenge, via UK Research and Innovation.
Established in 2020, QFoundry harnesses standard semiconductor fabrication techniques to scale up the manufacture of quantum components that are critical to a wide range of novel quantum system developments supported by the UK Quantum Technologies Programme.
Wyn Meredith, chair of CSconnected commented: “Widescale adoption of quantum systems need a robust, reliable and volume supply of semiconductor components to integrate into products to deliver a return on investment on the science. QFoundry can perhaps be described as the missing piece in pathway to commercialisation, and the project is laying the groundwork towards a new UK quantum component industry. We look forward to building on the foundations that we have laid in since 2020, and being a key partner in the new UK strategy ”.  Click here to read original Compound Semiconductor article in-entirety.

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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