(CordisEuropa) Infineon Austria–together with the University of Innsbruck, the ETH Zurich and Interactive Fully Electrical Vehicles SRL–is researching specific questions on the commercial use of quantum computers. With new innovations in design and manufacturing, the partners from universities and industry want to develop affordable components for quantum computers.
Since last year, engineers and researchers have been jointly exploring how ion traps can be built using semiconductor manufacturing technologies and which quantum chip architectures benefit in particular from the increased precision and scalability of modern semiconductor manufacturing.
The research partners want to find out whether ion traps can also be operated at room temperature thanks to innovative trap geometry. The researchers aim to produce more robust quantum systems and miniaturize the entire system by integrating the necessary electronics on-chip. On-chip means that the newly developed electronics are integrated directly next to the quantum system – in the laboratory they currently take up a lot of space next to the experimental setup. The vision is to make quantum computers portable for the first time.