Archer Materials Ltd 12CQ Project Advances Closer to Silicon Quantum Chip Integration Aboard Modern Devices

The integration of qubits on silicon is a substantial undertaking but one with unlimited rewards… If the feat can be accomplished.  Archer Materials is one to watch.  The full release is found in PDF at the source link, below.  Because Quantum is Coming. Qubit.

Second-stage 12CQ development commences

+  Archer Materials Limited (“Archer”, the “Company”, “ASX:AXE”) is pleased to announce that the Company has commenced the next-stage of development to advance the commercial readiness of the 12CQ Project which aims to build a quantum computing qubit processor (“chip”). Archer uses a unique carbon-based qubit material that has the potential to enable chip operation at room-temperature and integration onboard modern electronic devices (see Quantum Technology & Archer’s 12CQ Advantage).

Commenting on the Company’s 12CQ developments, Archer CEO, Dr Mohammad Choucair, said: “One of Archer’s key development goals is to demonstrate and accelerate the potential for the 12CQ chip integration in modern devices, particularly over the next 12 months. The quantum measurements [to be performed] form the basis of the chip basic function – which is necessary for quantum information processing. Essentially, the ‘quantum’ in quantum computing.”

+  The measurements to be performed at EPFL will complement the work undertaken at the University of Sydney (“University”) Research and Prototype Foundry (“Foundry”). Archer has commercial access to the Foundry, and the University is not involved in developing the 12CQ room-temperature quantum computing chip technology. The 12CQ Project chip development is being completed by Archer’s own in-house team, led by CEO Dr Mohammad Choucair and Quantum Technology Manager, Dr Martin Fuechsle.

Next Steps The technical development at the heart of 12CQ is a world-first. Archer intends to devise, design, and perform a number of quantum measurements on the chip prototype qubit componentry over the next 12 months in-line with Archer’s strategic chip development roadmap and commercialisation plan. The outcomes and results of the various quantum measurements will be used to validate claims in the patents protecting the chip technology intellectual property and to advance the commercial readiness of the chip. Archer intends to commercialise chip products through licencing and direct sales by seeking to establish commercial partnerships with highly resourced organisations including software developers and hardware manufacturers, that could allow for product scale, IP transfer, and distribution channels. More information on Archer’s 12CQ Project commercial pathway can be found in ASX Announcement 30 Oct 2019.

Source:  Archer Materials, Ltd [PDF].  Mr. James Galvin (Communications Officer),  Second-stage 12CQ development commences…

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