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Quantum News Briefs: February 29, 2024: LTIMindtree Joins Forces with IBM to Advance the Quantum Innovation Ecosystem; The Platform for Digital and Quantum Innovation of Quebec (PINQ2) and the Quantum Algorithms Institute (QAI) announce a strategic partnership regarding the IBM Quantum System One computer; Quantum Circuits appoints Ray Smets as President and CEO; “3 Millionaire-Maker Quantum Computing Stocks to Buy in February 2024”; and MORE!

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By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 29 Feb 2024

Quantum News Briefs: February 29, 2024: 

LTIMindtree Joins Forces with IBM to Advance the Quantum Innovation Ecosystem

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LTIMindtree, a leading global technology consulting and digital solutions company, has joined the IBM Quantum Network, marking a significant step in quantum computing innovation for worldwide clients across various industries. This collaboration makes LTIMindtree the first Indian Global System Integrator to enter the network, enhancing its partnership with IBM and connecting with a global community that includes Fortune 500 companies, premier universities, and innovative startups. Through this partnership, LTIMindtree will gain access to IBM’s quantum computing resources, software, and expertise and will collaborate with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, an IBM Quantum Innovation Center, on quantum research and workforce development. This initiative aims to leverage quantum computing to solve complex problems more efficiently, positioning LTIMindtree’s clients to use transformative quantum technologies for innovative solutions.

The Platform for Digital and Quantum Innovation of Quebec (PINQ2) and the Quantum Algorithms Institute (QAI) announce a strategic partnership regarding the IBM Quantum System One computer


The Platform for Digital and Quantum Innovation of Quebec (PINQ2) and the Quantum Algorithms Institute (QAI) in British Columbia have announced a landmark partnership to provide access to the IBM Quantum System One computer in IBM Bromont, Quebec, for students and faculty at British Columbia post-secondary institutions. This transnational collaboration will utilize Quebec’s Quantum Innovation Zone’s advanced system and expertise, marking a significant step in Canada’s quantum computing research and development. The partnership not only underscores Canada’s leadership in quantum technologies but also supports the economic growth of the quantum sector nationwide. Through this initiative, PINQ2 and QAI are set to enhance quantum innovation access, offering comprehensive training and workshops in collaboration with IBM, thus fostering greater engagement within Canada’s academic community in the quantum computing field.

Quantum Circuits appoints Ray Smets as President and CEO

Quantum Circuits, Inc.

Quantum Circuits, Inc., a pioneering company in fault-tolerant quantum computing, has announced Ray Smets as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. With over thirty years of high-tech executive experience in computing, data center, and networking technologies, Smets is set to guide Quantum Circuits’ esteemed quantum physics and engineering teams toward achieving large-scale commercial quantum computing. Under Smets’ leadership, the company is poised for significant growth as it prepares to launch its breakthrough quantum computer in 2024. Quantum Circuits’ core technology has been recognized for its unique capability to advance quantum computer science, particularly through its intrinsic error handling at the qubit level, a critical innovation for robust quantum error correction. Smets, who has held leadership roles at Cisco, A10 Networks, Motorola, and AT&T and has been awarded over ten international patents, brings a wealth of experience in driving technological innovation and market growth, positioning Quantum Circuits to deliver on its vision of transforming quantum innovation from the lab to the cloud.

In Other news: AZOQuantum article: “The Impact of Quantum Physics on Solar Cell Efficiency”

Quantum Science Information | AZoQuantum.com

A recent AZOQuantum article highlights that integrating quantum physics into solar cell technology significantly advances the efficiency and performance of solar energy systems. Traditional silicon solar cells face limitations due to their band gap, restricting the type of light absorbed and leading to energy losses. However, quantum physics principles, such as the photoelectric effect and quantum tunneling, have paved the way for innovations like tandem solar cells and quantum dots (QDs), which optimize light absorption and energy conversion. Recent research focuses on Perovskite Quantum Dots (PQDs) for their improved stability, tunable energy levels, and efficient charge transport, addressing challenges like sunlight availability and dust accumulation. Notably, a 2021 study achieved a record efficiency of 15.1% with CsPbI3 QD solar cells by developing a hybrid interfacial architecture, while a 2020 study explored optimizing inter-subband transitions in quantum dot intermediate-band solar cells. These developments underscore the potential of quantum physics to revolutionize solar energy, improving solar panels’ scalability, cost-effectiveness, and longevity.

In Other News: Investor Place article: “3 Millionaire-Maker Quantum Computing Stocks to Buy in February 2024”

Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips | InvestorPlace

Quantum computing stocks are on the brink of significant growth, with D-Wave Systems, Rigetti Computing, and IonQ leading the charge in innovation and financial performance, states a recent Investor Place article. D-Wave Systems has impressed with its 1,200+ Qubit Advantage2 prototype, promising the “most performant system” for customers, signaling a leap in quantum computing accessibility and capability. Rigetti Computing has shown robust financial health with a 55.9% revenue increase in Q2 2023, alongside strategic collaborations to apply quantum computing in practical industry applications. IonQ has demonstrated exceptional growth with a 122% revenue increase in Q3 2023, underlining the high demand for its quantum computing services and technology. These companies are not only advancing the frontier of quantum computing technology but also present lucrative investment opportunities that could generate significant returns, positioning them as top picks for investors looking to capitalize on the transformative potential of quantum computing in February 2024.

Kenna Hughes-Castleberry is the Managing Editor at Inside Quantum Technology and the Science Communicator at JILA (a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder and NIST). Her writing beats include deep tech, quantum computing, and AI. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, New Scientist, Ars Technica, and more.

Categories: Education, photonics, quantum computing, research, software

Tags: D-Wave, IBM, IonQ, LTIMindree, PINQ2, QAI, Quantum circuits, stocks

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