Quantum Computing Strategies: 2019

Report: IQT-QCS-0719
Published July 8, 2019

This report is a fundamental strategic guide to what the major companies are planning in both quantum computing hardware and computing software.  It is based on 35 interviews with key influencers at commercial quantum computing companies, as well as academic and government players. This has been complemented with material from published sources including Inside Quantum Technology’s own industry analysis. We believe that this report provides actionable competitive intelligence and analysis on the state of the quantum computing market and where it is headed in the future.  This report will prove invaluable to business development and marketing executives, as well as product managers in the quantum computer sector. It will also be an essential resource for quantum computing market investors.

Executive Summary
E.1 Quantum Computing:  Realizing the Dream 
E.1.1 The Quantum Computing Opportunity:  Drivers and Emergence 
E.2 Government and Venture Capital Become Widely Available 
E.2.1 Strategic Worries Drive Government Investment:  A Quantum “Arms Race” 
E.2.2 Contrasting Quantum Computing Investment Philosophies of Large Corporations 
E.2.3 Quantum Computing Moves from the Laboratory to First Commercial Applications 
E.3 Quantum Computing Market Evolution and Roadmap 
E.3.1 Quantum Computing in the Context of the “Quantum Internet” 
E.3.2 A Preliminary Quantum Roadmap 
E.4 Ten Firms to Watch in the QKD Space 
Chapter One: Introduction 
1.1 Background to this Report 
1.1.1 The Time is Near for Quantum Computers 
1.1.2 Hardware:  Types of Quantum Computers 
1.1.3 Quantum Software:  Algorithms, Programming and Error Protection 
1.2 Goals and Scope of this Report 
1.3 Methodology of this Report 
1.4 Plan of this Report 
 Chapter Two: Profiles of Quantum Computing Companies 
2.1 Approach to Profiling 
2.2 1Qbit (Canada) 
2.3 Alibaba (China) 
2.4 AuroraQ (Canada) 
2.5 Artiste-qb (Canada) 
2.5.1 Software packages 
2.6 Atos (France) 
2.7 D-Wave Systems (Canada) 
2.8 Google (United States) 
2.8.1 Google Quantum Computing Hardware 
2.8.2 Google Quantum Computing Software 
2.9 GTN (United Kingdom) 
2.10 Honeywell (United States) 
2.11 HQS Quantum Simulations (Germany) 
2.12 Horizon Quantum Computing (Singapore) 
2.13 IBM (United States) 
2.13.1 Current Status of the IBM Quantum Computing Program 
2.13.2 Measuring Quantum Computer Power “Quantum Volume” 
2.13.3 IBM Quantum Computing Software 
2.14 Innovate UK (United Kingdom) 
2.14.2 Estimated Markets 
2.14.3 WP1 Findings 
2.14.4 WP2 Findings 
2.14.5 WP3 Findings 
2.14.6 WP4 Findings 
2.15 IonQ (United States) 
2.16 Intel (United States) 
2.17 MDR (Japan) 
2.18 Microsoft (United States) 
2.19 Netramark (Canada) 
2.20 NPL (United Kingdom) 
2.20.1 Microtraps 
2.20.2 Superconducting Quantum Circuit Processors (SQC) 
2.21 OQC (United Kingdom) 
2.22 ProteinQure (Canada) 
2.23 Q-CTRL (Australia) 
2.24 QC Ware (United States) 
2.25 Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech SL (Spain) 
2.26 Qindom (Canada) 
2.27 QuTech (Netherlands) 
2.28 Qu and Co (Netherlands) 
2.29 Quantum Benchmark (Canada) 
2.30 Quantum Motion (United Kingdom) 
2.31 QxBranch (United States) 
2.32 Rigetti (United States) 
2.33 SeeQC (United States) 
2.34 Siemens Healthcare (Germany) 
2.35 SoftwareQ (Canada) 
2.35.1 Compliers and Optimizers 
2.35.2 Simulators 
2.35.3 Consultancy Services and Education 
2.36 Solid State AI (Canada) 
2.37 Strangeworks (United States) 
2.38 UCLQ (United Kingdom) 
2.38.1 Prosperity Partnership 
2.38.2 Quantum Motion 
2.38.3 Phasecraft 
2.38.4 Q&I 
2.38.5 GTN 
2.38.6 IAPRA 
2.39 University of Bristol (United Kingdom) 
2.40 University of Sussex (United Kingdom) 
2.41 University of Toronto, Peter Wittek (Canada) 
2.42 Xanadu (Canada) 
2.42.1 Hardware 
2.42.2 Software 
2.43 Zapata (United States) 
Chapter Three: Ten-year Forecasts of Quantum Computing 
3.1 Ten-year Forecast of Quantum Computer Shipments 
3.2 Ten-year Forecast of Quantum Computer Software 
3.3 Ten-year Forecast of Quantum Cloud Service Revenue 
3.4 Ten-year Forecast of Aggregate Quantum Computing Revenues 
About Inside Quantum Technology 
About the Analyst 
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report
List of Exhibits 
Exhibit E-1: Government Investment Committed in Quantum 
Exhibit E-2: Timetable for the Evolution of Quantum Computing 
Exhibit E-3: Eleven Firms to Watch in the Quantum Computing Space 
Exhibit 2-1: Some Key Findings 
Exhibit 3-1: Ten-year Forecast of Quantum Hardware:  Unit Shipments and Revenues 
Exhibit 3-2: Ten-year Forecast of Quantum Software: Revenues ($ Millions) 
Exhibit 3-3: Ten-year Forecast of Quantum Cloud Services 
Exhibit 3-4: Ten-Year Forecast of Aggregate Revenues for Quantum Computers:  By Type of Revenues ($ Millions) 
Exhibit 3-5 Ten-year Forecast of Aggregate Revenues for Quantum Computers: By Geography (Location of End User) ($Millions) 

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