1600 qubit quantum array kicks off Infleqtion’s five year roadmap

1600 qubit quantum array kicks off Infleqtion’s five year roadmap

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By Nick Flaherty

Infleqtion has shown the world’s largest quantum computing array with 1600 qubits at the start of a five year roadmap.

The Sqorpius quantum array is the next phase of Infleqtion’s programme based on neutral atoms to achieve a fault tolerant quantum computer by 2029.

Infleqtion plans to develop a fully error-corrected, commercially valuable quantum computer with 100 logical qubits, capable of executing circuits of depth above 1 million. This computer will unlock a wide range of commercial opportunities in material science, energy, and machine learning using its Superstaq quantum software platform.

“2024 is an inflection point for quantum technologies, with an increasing number of near-term opportunities for public and private sector organizations to begin deploying high-value quantum solutions,” said Scott Faris, CEO of Infleqtion.

“Our core neutral atom technology platform delivers unprecedented economies of scale by enabling us to serve these ready-now markets while providing the foundation for fault-tolerant quantum computers. Coupled with our manufacturing investments, our technology platform uniquely positions us to commercialize quantum at scale.”

Infleqtion has been selected to lead the quantum element of Defence Cyber Marvel 3 (DCM3), Europe’s largest cyber defense exercise. A key goal of DCM3 is to showcase and develop an understanding of new technologies, especially those that will impact networks, with quantum technology a high priority. 

This follows a deal to develop and deliver a quantum computing testbed for the National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) in the UK with a large-scale neutral-atom quantum computer with a compelling pathway to logical qubit operations. This system will be used by UK researchers and key partners including Qinetiq and Oxfordshire County Council to address high-impact computational challenges.

Infleqtion has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Semiconductor Institute to create a quantum programme focused on developing next-generation quantum technologies and products, including quantum applications for scaling artificial intelligence (AI) using quantum.

The collaboration aims to expand on Texas A&M’s significant investments in real-world test and experimentation facilities by developing a quantum test range that can support the development of novel applications of quantum products across numerous sectors including national security.

 “This agreement between Texas A&M and Infleqtion sets the stage for a new quantum program aimed at advancing next-generation technologies,” said John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System. “We’re not just envisioning the future of quantum technology; we’re actively building it. This agreement underscores our goal of making Texas a hub for quantum excellence and technological innovation.”

As well as the 1600 qubit quantum array the company is developing an optical atomic clock platform called Tiqke.

Tiqker Prime is a 3U rack-mounted system available for pre-order today for data centres and communication networks with orders of magnitude improvements above current timing standards forsmart grids, timing services, wireless broadband, financial timestamping, network synchronization, scientific test and measurement, radio astronomy, autonomous vehicles, sensor networks, GPS ground services, and national timekeeping.


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