Ed Husic and Andrew Dzurak
Quantum Computing

Diraq founder Andrew Dzurak explains the incredible breakthough his quantum computing startup just made

- April 2, 2024 3 MIN READ

For decades, the pursuit of quantum computing has struggled with the need for extremely low temperatures, mere fractions of a degree above absolute zero (0 Kelvin or –273.15°C). That’s because the quantum phenomena that grant quantum computers their unique computational abilities can only be harnessed by isolating them from the warmth of the familiar classical… Read more »

Prof Andrew Dzurak

HOT STUFF: Sydney quantum computing startup Diraq gets processors to work in warmer temps

- March 27, 2024 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup Diraq appears to have cracked one of the many challenges facing the future success of quantum computing – an absolute zero operating temperature Diraq has demonstrated its spin-based quantum processors operating at temperatures 20 times warmer than previously demonstrated while maintaining stability and high accuracy, with the results published in a peer-reviewed study in… Read more »

Silicon Quantum Computing founder Michelle Simmons

CBA, Telstra back $50 million Series A in Silicon Quantum Computing after it set out to raise $130m

- July 25, 2023 2 MIN READ

Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC) has trimmed its sails in an increasingly austere venture funding environment after setting out to raise $130 million, instead banking $50.4 million in a raise backed by existing investors the Australian government, Telstra, the Commonwealth Bank and University of NSW. Despite a dearth of capital, investors nonetheless saw opportunity in the… Read more »

Quantum Computing

Sydney Uni tips $7.4 million into quantum innovation hub Future Qubit Foundry

- February 21, 2023 2 MIN READ

The University of Sydney will spend $7.4 million to expand its quantum technology facilities for the Future Qubit Foundry at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Emma Johnston said the foundry will be a leading national facility for the invention of technology behind quantum computers “The Future Qubit Foundry will leverage the University… Read more »

Prof Andrew Dzurak
Quantum Computing

Startup Daily TV: Sydney startup Diraq is rewriting the rules on quantum computing

- February 21, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australian engineers have found a new way of precisely controlling single electrons nestled in quantum dots that run logic gates. These new mechanism is less bulky and requires fewer parts, which could prove essential to making large-scale silicon quantum computers a reality. The serendipitous discovery, made by engineers at the quantum computing startup Diraq, which… Read more »

Q-CTR founder Michael Biercuk

Quantum startup Q-CTRL lands $39 million in Series B top up led by Salesforce Ventures

- February 1, 2023 3 MIN READ

Salesforce Ventures becomes new investor Wallabies legend John Eales also backed Q-CTRL A record A$74m was raised in the Series B Sydney quantum software startup Q–CTRL has raised US$27.4 million (A$39m) in an extension of its Series B Several new investors joined Q–CTRL’s cap table, including Salesforce Ventures, the VC arm of the US software… Read more »

Silicon Quantum Computing founder Michelle Simmons
Quantum Computing

The biggest names in quantum startups are part of a new government advisory group to help make it happen

- September 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Leading startup founders in the quantum computing spaced have been enlisted by federal industry and science minister Ed Husic as part of the new advisory committee to drive the National Quantum Strategy. The 15-person committee, chaired by Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley, will be an integral part of the push to coordinate Australia’s quantum capability… Read more »

Silicon Quantum Computing founder Michelle Simmons
Quantum Computing

Quantum computing startups unite to drive Australia’s push to be a global leader in the space

- September 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australia’s local quantum technology leaders have united with some of the biggest names in global tech to form new industry group for the sector. The Australian Quantum Alliance (AQA) will sit under peak body the Tech Council of Australia to promote and connect the local quantum ecosystem. AQA founder and CEO, Vikram Sharma, founder of QuintessenceLabs,… Read more »

Silicon Quantum Computing founder Michelle Simmons
Quantum Computing

An Australian startup just made a major breakthrough in quantum computing

- June 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian quantum computing manufacturer, Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC), has developed the world’s first integrated circuit manufactured at the atomic scale. The circuit, which operates as an analogue quantum processor, has come less than a decade after SQC’s 2012 declaration that it had fabricated the world’s first single atom transistor and has been achieved two years… Read more »

quantum chip

What Australia needs to do to keep its quantum advantage

- February 17, 2022 4 MIN READ

Interest in quantum computers is taking off as governments and big business look for ways to gain a competitive edge through cutting edge technology. In this three-part series, we look at how quantum computers work, their applications, and the continued role Australian scientists and engineers play in the technology’s development. Australia led the early charge… Read more »

Mark Mattingley-Scott
Other tech

A former IBM exec now at the cutting edge of computing at Quantum Brilliance shares his insights on the future of the sector

- December 21, 2021 4 MIN READ

Mark Mattingley-Scott is a former 31-year IBM executive, who in September this year joined the Canberra-based quantum computing startup Quantum Brilliance. Germany-based Mattingley-Scott is general manager, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) for Quantum Brilliance, which plans to miniaturise quantum computers for desktop and mobile applications. It’s been a massive year for the quantum tech sector,… Read more »

prime minister Scott Morrison

Australia ramps up quantum computing focus with $70 million commercialisation hub

- November 17, 2021 3 MIN READ

The Morrison Government’s increased focus on technology took another step up today with $111 million allocated to quantum technologies. The investment includes $70 million over 10 years for the Quantum Commercialisation Hub to foster strategic partnerships with other nations to commercialise Australia’s quantum research. The announcement came as Prime Minister Scott Morrison released its Blueprint… Read more »