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Quantum News Briefs June 4: MPHASIS & Classiq Partner to Drive Quantum Innovation • Zapata AI Welcomes Derron Blakely as General Counsel • Kipu Quantum and Quantum-South Announce Strategic Partnership • NEC Joins Forces to Enhance Qubit Control Within Large-scale Quantum Computer Systems

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By Sandra Helsel posted 04 Jun 2024

Quantum News Briefs June 4:

MPHASIS and Classiq Partner to Drive Quantum Innovation

MPHASIS, an Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, today announced its strategic partnership with Classiq, a leading quantum software company to demonstrate and commercialize industry solutions powered by Quantum. The strategic partnership aims to accelerate the adoption of quantum solutions for enterprises by integrating them into its operations.  June 4 news release from MPHASIS in Bangalore can be reviewed on this link.

Classiq is a leader in quantum computing software and has developed a platform for faster and more efficient quantum algorithm design. Mphasis will focus on building industry solutions in sectors such as BFSI, Lifesciences, Healthcare, Supply Chain & Logistics, Chemistry, utilizing these advanced algorithms. By leveraging Classiq’s quantum platform, Mphasis will develop industry-specific intellectual properties (IPs) and will also jointly market and implement customer IPs, execute customer projects, and provide support for the commercialization of Classiq’s platform and IPs.

Zapata AI Welcomes Derron Blakely as General Counsel

Zapata Computing Holdings Inc. (“Zapata AI” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq: ZPTA), the Industrial Generative AI company, announced June 3 that Derron Blakely has joined the Company as its General Counsel, effective today. Mr. Blakely’s track record of counseling public companies in the AI, government, and defense industries will add tremendous value in supporting Zapata AI’s growth as the recently public company expands its offerings, customer pipeline, and partnership network.

Mr. Blakely brings a strong legal background at fast-growing public companies in the AI and defense industries. In his most recent position as General Counsel at C3.ai, a public enterprise AI company, Mr. Blakely played a critical role in commercial and federal contracting, compliance, employment, litigation, and corporate governance. He previously served as Deputy General Counsel for Elbit Systems of America where he played a pivotal role in all aspects of federal procurement and strategic growth initiatives, including large scale M&A. Mr. Blakely began his career at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., and holds a J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law.

Kipu Quantum and Quantum-South Announce Strategic Partnership




Kipu Quantum GmbH, a German quantum software company focusing on developing application- and hardware-specific quantum solutions for or a wide range of industries, and Quantum-South, a quantum computing startup with solutions for logistics optimization, announce da strategic partnership on Jue 4 that is aimed at transforming industries across Latin America and other global markets. This alliance is set to leverage the unique strengths of each company to introduce groundbreaking quantum computing applications in telecommunications, banking and financial services, and logistics.

The partnership will focus on developing and deploying advanced quantum solutions that promise to enhance efficiency, security, and profitability for businesses in critical industry sectors. These solutions include Kipu’s unique application- and hardware-specific quantum algorithms that are packaged into software products.

Kipu Quantum’s approach has the potential to solve industry-relevant problems in the order of 1,000-5,000 physical qubits due to novel algorithmic compression methods. Quantum-South works with complex optimization problems for air and maritime cargo leveraging quantum computing software.

NEC Joins Forces to Enhance Qubit Control Within Large-scale Quantum Computer Systems

Researchers with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), one of the largest public research organizations in Japan, in collaboration with Yokohama National University, Tohoku University, and NEC Corporation, proposed and successfully demonstrated a superconducting circuit that can control many qubits at low temperature according to an announcement from NEC on June 3.

To realize a practical quantum computer, it is necessary to control the state of a huge number of qubits (as many as one million) operating at low temperature. In conventional quantum computers, the limits the number of controllable qubits to approximately 1,000.

In this study, a superconducting circuit that can control multiple qubits via a single cable using microwave multiplexing was successfully demonstrated in proof-of-concept experiments at 4.2 K in liquid helium. This circuit has the potential of increasing the density of microwave signals per cable by approximately 1,000 times, thereby increasing the number of controllable qubits significantly and contributing to the development of large-scale quantum computers.  The complete article were published in “npj Quantum Information” on June 3.



Tags: Classiq, Kipu, MPHASIS, NEC, Quantum-South, Zapata AI

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