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Japan’s NEC to invest in D-Wave quantum venture

Burnaby, B.C.-based D-Wave Systems says it will collaborate with Japan’s NEC Corp. on hybrid services that combine quantum and classical computing, in a deal that includes a $10 million NEC investment in D-Wave. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Microsoft and Ford use quantum traffic strategy

Traffic congestion in Seattle can get so bad that it seems as if you need a next-generation quantum computer to make sense of it — and that’s exactly what Microsoft and Ford are aiming to do. The quantum frontier hasn’t … Continue reading

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Quantum bits: Intel unveils cryogenic chip

Microsoft, Amazon and Google aren’t the only companies making headway in quantum computing. Intel is showing off a new type of chip for processing qubits, D-Wave Systems is getting a new CEO, and IBM is gearing up for quantum-safe cryptography. Get a quick … Continue reading

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Amazon launches quantum computing initiative

Amazon Web Services is leaping into quantum computing with both feet — or maybe more than both feet, in keeping with the weird world of quantum physics. AWS’ quantum initiative, announced today in conjunction with its re:Invent cloud computing conference in Las … Continue reading

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Amazon exec becomes quantum pioneer at IonQ

How does a guy go from being the engineering director for Amazon Prime to serving as the CEO of a quantum computer company? It’s a classical move for Peter Chapman, the president and CEO of IonQ, which provides the firepower for Microsoft’s recently … Continue reading

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Microsoft CEO touts quantum computing platform

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today took the wraps off Azure Quantum, a full-stack, cloud-based approach to quantum computing that he said would play well with traditional computational architectures. “With all the capacity we have around computing, we still have many unsolved … Continue reading

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Google’s ‘quantum supremacy’ feat earns respect

Word that a Google-led team of researchers had achieved “quantum supremacy” with a new type of computer chip leaked out weeks ago, but today’s publication of the team’s study in the journal Nature gave outsiders their first good look at what was done. … Continue reading

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