The rate at which quantum computing is hitting the media stream is ever-increasing. This piece is a collection of recent articles and reports covering various aspects of quantum computing from the lens of business and industry. Mea Cubitt

QunaSys to participate in IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE21) | QunaSys researchers are deeply engaged in the event with an exhibit booth, a hands-on tutorial, and a panel:  Source: FOX19NOW.   QunaSys to participate in IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE21)…

Towards Transition to Quantum Computing | While quantum computing is expected to offer unprecedented computing speed and power it also poses new risks, as global competition accelerates.   Source: iHLS.   Towards Transition to Quantum Computing …

Three Firms Aid Rigetti Computing’s $1.5 Billion SPAC Merger | Cooley advised Rigetti Computing, a Berkeley, Calif.-based startup that aspires to build the world’s most powerful computers, on its go-public merger with a special purpose acquisition company.  Source: Bloomberg Law.   Three Firms Aid Rigetti Computing’s $1.5 Billion SPAC Merger…

Thales and Google Cloud Announce Strategic Partnership to Jointly Develop a Trusted Cloud Offering in France | Thales and Google Cloud today announced a strategic agreement to co-develop a sovereign hyperscale cloud offering for France. Operated by a joint company with Thales as the majority shareholder, it will meet the criteria of the French ‘Trusted Cloud.’ With this new offering, French companies and public sector organizations will benefit from all the power, security, flexibility, agility and sovereignty offered by the respective technologies of the two organizations.  Source: MARKETS INSIDER.   Thales and Google Cloud Announce Strategic Partnership to Jointly Develop a Trusted Cloud Offering in France…

Strangeworks Announces General Availability of Quantum R&D Focused “Backstage Pass” and New Credit Program for Quantum Hardware | Strangeworks, a global leader in quantum computing software, today announced its latest initiative to support the research and development community in accessing the very latest the industry has to offer. The Strangeworks Backstage Pass program helps developers and researchers to accelerate R&D in quantum computing across research, government and commercial organizations. Members of the program will have access to the newest technology available from Strangeworks’ own internal development team and their Quantum Syndicate members.  Source: yahoo!finance.   Strangeworks Announces General Availability of Quantum R&D Focused “Backstage Pass” and New Credit Program for Quantum Hardware…

SPAC news: Quantum startup Rigetti Computing to go public; IX Acquisition looks for $200m | Quantum computing startup Rigetti Computing plans to go public via a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) merger. SPACs are shell companies that list on the stock market with the intention of acquiring companies that wish to go public quicker than the traditional IPO process.  Source: DCD.   SPAC news: Quantum startup Rigetti Computing to go public; IX Acquisition looks for $200m…
Softbank Leads $50M Series C Funding for Cornami to Bring Real-Time Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) to Market | Cornami, Inc. – Cornami (named for a “tsunami of cores”) announced today it has completed an early close to its currently over-subscribed $50M Series C financing led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 to bring Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) to market. Others participating in this round include institutional investors as well as other existing investors and insiders.  Source: VentureBeat.   Softbank Leads $50M Series C Funding for Cornami to Bring Real-Time Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) to Market…

Samsung Gains A Foothold In Next-Generation Computers With IonQ’s U.S. Listing | U.S.-based quantum-computing startup IonQ listed on the New York Stock Exchange last week after merging with a SPAC. The deal, which raised $635 million, made IonQ the first quantum-computing company to go public. It also marked a major step forward for Korean conglomerate Samsung into the era of next-generation computers.  Source: Forbes.   Samsung Gains A Foothold In Next-Generation Computers With IonQ’s U.S. Listing…

RIT, photonic company build quantum chip prototype to bridge quantum and traditional network bands | Quantum computing just became more entangled. Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and national photonic device company, AdvR Inc., built a quantum chip prototype that is bridging today’s traditional fiber optic networks with the future—quantum computing networks.  Source: Rochester Institute of Technology.   RIT, photonic company build quantum chip prototype to bridge quantum and traditional network bands…

Quantum AI: Are We Ready? | Several others were with him on the panel: Chris Fall, Ph.D., senior adviser, president’s office, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Scott Friedman, senior policy adviser, House Homeland Security Committee; Allison Schwartz, global government relations and public affairs leader, D-Wave Systems; and Kate Weber, Ph.D., policy lead for quantum, robotics, and fundamental research, Google.  Source: Datamation.   Quantum AI: Are We Ready?…

Kitty Q teaches children about quantum mechanics, kitchen physics experiments, Emmy Noether takes on Baron Munchausen | Some parents would probably baulk at the idea of teaching their 11-year-old about quantum mechanics, but here at Physics World we believe that it’s never too early to ponder the weirdness of the quantum world. Indeed, children tend to have fewer preconceptions about the world around them, so starting young could make them “quantum native” and destined for a lucrative career in quantum technology.  Source: physicsworld.   Kitty Q teaches children about quantum mechanics, kitchen physics experiments, Emmy Noether takes on Baron Munchausen…

Global Industry Analysts Predicts the World Spintronics Market to Reach $7.9 Billion by 2026 | A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released its report titled “Spintronics – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics”. The report presents fresh perspectives on opportunities and challenges in a significantly transformed post COVID-19 marketplace.  Source: WFMZ-TV.   Global Industry Analysts Predicts the World Spintronics Market to Reach $7.9 Billion by 2026…

Full-stack quantum computing pioneer in SPAC deal | Scalable quantum processor technology company Rigetti Computing has announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Supernova Partners Acquisition Company II, Ltd. (NYSE:SNII), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).  Source: Smart2.0.   Full-stack quantum computing pioneer in SPAC deal…

British firm claims quantum-computing breakthrough |   Source: yahoo!news.   British firm claims quantum-computing breakthrough…

BIG Quantum Hackathon: GENCI Supports Quantum Computing’s Uptake in France | The development and the use of quantum technologies are a major growing challenge at national, European and international levels. In this context, GENCI (Grand Équipement National de Calcul Intensif) is contributing to the adoption of quantum technologies to help France achieving the objective set by the President of the Republic on 21 January 2021 when announcing the French National Quantum Plan: “to place France in the first circle of countries that master quantum technologies.”  Source: HPCwire.   BIG Quantum Hackathon: GENCI Supports Quantum Computing’s Uptake in France…