Intel is one of the forerunners in the race to quantum supremacy. Alongside Microsoft, IBM, and Google, Intel hopes to press on to success with its silicon-based quantum processors. Doing so would be ideal as Intel is the world leader in silicon chip manufacturing for classical computers. If able to create quantum supremacy with silicon chips, they have the infrastructure to mass produce the wafers and the proven history and intellectual property to do so effectively. James Clarke, Intel’s director of hardware, believes maturity for quantum computing will have to wait a decade. For a bit more detail on Intel’s approach to quantum computing, see this article from Barron’s author Tiernan Ray. 

Intel has the expertise in research and production of silicon chips. If they manage to develop a quantum computer with silicon-based wafers, they stand to gain advantage in the commercial world.

This report is found at Barron’s…