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SemiQon, Qblox earn EIC grant for 30-month project

SemiQon, a developer of silicon-based quantum processors and Qblox, which provides scalable and modular qubit control stacks, are receiving a €2.5 million grant from the European Innovation Council for a 30-month project to be carried out by teams at sites in Espoo, Finland, and Delft, Netherlands.

SemiQon, a previous sponsor and speaker at IQT events, will coordinate the project, called SCALLOP, with the goal of tackling the specific challenges of improving qubit quality and reducing the need for cooling by implementing low-charge-noise quantum dots and monolithically integrating a cryo CMOS multiplexer. 

The project partners said the envisioned quantum computing architectures rely on the scalable fabrication of qubits, which take advantage from the well-established CMOS technology. The scalable control stack will operate the spin qubits.

Qblox, also a past sponsor and speaker at IQT Events, will help SemiQon develop a silicon spin qubit control stack to accelerate the development of high-quality qubits and quantum processing units. 

“At SemiQon, we are already on track to build the most scalable, sustainable, and cost-effective quantum processors. Through the EIC-funded Transition project, together with our partner Qblox, we will demonstrate the most scalable quantum computer built with SemiQon’s processors,” said Himadri Majumdar, CEO of SemiQon.

“Qblox is an established player in quantum control, working with many parties around the world to support them in scaling up their quantum processors. In this project, we combine our technology with SemiQon’s expertise in semiconducting quantum devices that embed unique cryo-CMOS multiplexing. Together with our scalable control stack, this will give a quick path to quantum processors that not only push the boundary of the number of qubits but also their quality and consistency,” says Niels Bultink, CEO of Qblox.

Dan O’Shea has covered telecommunications and related topics including semiconductors, sensors, retail systems, digital payments and quantum computing/technology for over 25 years.

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