(Yale.edu) A Yale startup company Quantum Circuits Inc. (QCI) has opened its New Haven development and testing facility for quantum computing. The facility includes 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratories and in-house manufacturing. It will house more than 20 scientists and engineers. Company officials said QCI plans to grow significantly over the next several years, increasing both the size of the facilities and the number of highly-skilled employees in New Haven. QCI’s mission is to develop the first practical quantum computers.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony included participation from Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Yale Vice Provost for Research Peter Schiffer, and QCI co-founder and chief scientist Robert Schoelkopf, who is Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics at Yale.
“The story of QCI illustrates the potential to leverage university research to create jobs and to drive a competitive, high-tech economy. Yale is grateful for the generous federal investment in quantum science, the support of Connecticut Innovations and other state agencies, and of course the commitment by Canaan, Sequoia, and others in the private sector,” Schiffer said.