(ZDNet) Intel has announced wave two of its Horse Ridge cryogenic control chip, with the company touting it as another milestone in its progress toward overcoming scalability, one of quantum computing’s biggest hurdles.
Intel over the last couple of years has gravitated away from the superconducting qubit that other companies like IBM and Google are studying to more of a qubit that looks like a transistor.
“We’re focused on silicon qubits and our second version of Horse Ridge is more geared towards our silicon spin qubits,” he said.
Horse Ridge II, Intel says, supports “enhanced capabilities and higher levels of integration for elegant control of the quantum system”. New features include the ability to manipulate and read qubit states and control the potential of several gates required to entangle multiple qubits.