(TechTarget) Microsoft announced it is developing a chip capable of running Microsoft quantum software and plans to develop a complete quantum system at its recent Ignite conference. The company also unveiled its Azure Quantum Service, now in private preview. Microsoft open sourced its Quantum Development Kit (QDK) and Q# compilers and simulators for developers this…..

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(SCMP) Tencent Quantum Lab director Zhang Shengyu commented that commercial applications for quantum technology are still a distant reality. Quantum computing is still in an early stage, and Zhang called for open discussion and collaborative communication in order to develop the technology. Tencent Quantum Lab to Connect Theory with Practical Applications Tencent Quantum Lab, set…..

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(NextGov) The cybersecurity community is already hedging its bets against a future when digital secrets are knowable to anyone with the right hacking chops and a couple dozen qubits. Timing is of the essence when fighting quantum-enabled threats, according to Dr. Deborah Frincke, director of the National Security Agency’s research branch. She said it’s time…..

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(PostGuam) IT&E, through its partnership with SK Telecom, will soon be equipped with quantum key distribution technology to strengthen the security of its 5G and LTE data transmission and reception. IT&E will use technology by ID Quantique. IT&E stated it has invested $200,000 in quantum cryptography technology. “Quantum cryptography will drive new levels of innovation…..

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(SciTechEuropa) UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. Roger McKinlay, challenge director for Quantum Technologies at UKRI. McKinlay is currently overseeing the £20m pioneer challenge for Quantum Technologies, which…..

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(SecurityBoulevard) The mainstreaming of quantum processing power will profoundly exacerbate cybersecurity exposures. There’s widespread recognition in corporate circles that the planning to address fresh cyber risks associated with quantum computing should have commenced long ago. A survey of 400 large organizations across critical infrastructure industries in the U.S., Germany and Japan sponsored by DigiCert, Inc.,…..

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(PhysicsWorld) Across the world, small companies are springing up to sell software for a type of hardware that could be a long, long way from maturity. Their aim: to exploit today’s quantum machines to their fullest potential, and get a foot in the door while the market is still young. But is there really a…..

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(HPC.wire) IBM announced its Qiskit QC development framework now supports ion trap technology from Austria-based start-up Alpine Quantum Technologies (AQT). After years of percolating in the shadow of quantum computing research based on superconducting semiconductors, ion trap technology is edging into the QC mainstream. Ion Trap Advantages Whether ion trap technology will win a significant…..

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(ZDNet) Supremacy is a trait you expect will endure in the real world. If any one machine is declared supreme above all others in its class, businesses expect this supremacy to be sustained. In this world, one machine’s momentary performance advantage over another, especially when it’s briefer than a product cycle, doesn’t count as supremacy……

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(BBVA.blog) Samuel Fernández Lorenzo, who works with BBVA’s New Digital Business (NDB) leading research into quantum algorithms “What is relevant is that quantum technology is now beginning to mature enough to be able to compete with classical computing, at least in certain specific tasks.” He points out that the term “quantum supremacy” lends itself to…..

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