Verizon and Zurich Instruments Join Q-NEXT National Quantum Science Center
(HPCWire) Q-NEXT has added two new corporate partners to its collaboration: Verizon and Zurich Instruments USA, Inc.
Q-NEXT, a National Quantum Information Science Research Center led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, is a partnership of three national laboratories, nine universities and, with the new addition, 12 leading U.S. quantum technology companies.
The Q-NEXT mission is to develop the science and technology to control, store and transmit quantum information, whether the information is distributed over the length of a computer chip or the distance between Chicago and San Francisco. Q-NEXT collaborators are working together toward this goal by developing new quantum materials and instruments that outperform current technology.
Verizon is excited to be participating with national laboratory, academic and commercial teams in the quantum communications group at Q-NEXT,” said Jean McManus, executive director of applied research at Verizon. “We look forward to contributing to the center’s roadmap.”
Zurich Instruments brings innovation to advanced instrumentation in quantum technologies, enabling the reliable control and measurement of quantum information. Zurich Instruments’ goal is to support quantum researchers and engineers by allowing them to focus on developing quantum devices, even as they benefit from the most advanced traditional electronics and software. The company will collaborate with Q-NEXT by participating in all its major research areas, including partnering on cutting-edge projects and training the future quantum workforce.
Collaborators at the two companies will join Q-NEXT’s nearly 100 researchers, who have been actively working for the past 10 months on developing the organization’s quantum technology roadmap and preparing for the completion of its two national foundries. The foundries will act as a “quantum factory,” producing a robust supply chain of high-quality, standardized quantum materials and devices.