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 »

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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
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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
Politics

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 »

QuintessenceLabs Vikram Sharma
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Quantum cybersecurity firm QuintessenceLabs raises $25 million series B

- October 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

Canberra-based quantum cybersecurity venture QuintessenceLabs has raised $25 million in a series B. The round was led by the CSIRO’s VC fund Main Sequence Ventures and Canadian VC TELUS Ventures, with additional participation from Mizuho Financial Group-backed InterValley Ventures, which helps early stage Australian tech companies crack the Japanese market, and Capital Property Group.  The… Read more »

Quantum Brilliance co-founders
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A quantum startup using synthetic diamonds to accelerate computing has raised $13 million in seed funding

- August 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

Canberra-based computing science startup Quantum Brilliance has raised US$10 million (A$13m) in seed funding. The investment into the Australian-German full-stack quantum accelerator startup, which emerged from The ANU’s research group in diamond quantum science in 2019, was co-led by the QxBranch founders’ and the CSIRO’s VC fund, Main Sequence, with other backers including CP Ventures, Investible,… Read more »

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This simple crystal could unlock full-scale quantum computing

- August 16, 2021 4 MIN READ

Vaccine and drug development, artificial intelligence, transport and logistics, climate science — these are all areas that stand to be transformed by the development of a full-scale quantum computer. And there has been explosive growth in quantum computing investment over the past decade. Yet current quantum processors are relatively small in scale, with fewer than… Read more »

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QUANTUM LEAP: CSIRO predicts a new tech sector will generate $4 billion annually within 20 years

- May 22, 2020 2 MIN READ

The quantum technology sector could be worth more than $4 billion annually and create 16,000 jobs by 2040, according to a report by CSIRO. The Growing Australia’s Quantum Technology Industry report sees potential in everything from national security to mineral exploration, drug and materials development, and communications from spin offs resulting from quantum physics developments.… Read more »

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Quantum computing chip maker Archer Materials signs a deal with IBM

- May 5, 2020 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed tech company Archer Materials has signed an agreement with IBM to advance the widescale development of its quantum computing technology. Based in Adelaide and Sydney, Archer uses a unique carbon-based material in its 12CQ qubit processor chip technology that has the potential to enable chip operation at room-temperature and integration with modern electronic devices.… Read more »

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A Sydney University professor just raised $22 million to solve a big problem in quantum computing

- September 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

Square Peg Capital Partner Tushar Roy with Professor Michael Biercuk, founder and CEO of QCTRL. Photo: supplied Quantum computing startup Q-CTRL has raised US$15 million (AU$22m) in a Series A round led by Square Peg Capital.  Silicon Valley’s Sierra Ventures also joined the raise beside existing investors, including Sequoia Capital, Main Sequence Ventures, and Horizons… Read more »