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  • Quantum bytes: Labor demand update

    Published: Today

    Given the recent inflationary turmoil in the global economy and the unusual behavior of today’s labor markets –including the recent technology-industry layoffs — one might wonder how the labor demand for quantum is holding up.  For QED-C member organizations [industry, academia, etc.] the past 12 months is comparable to the prior 12-months. New job posting during the two Read more...

  • Testing of fidelity and execution run time hypotheses using QED-C suite of application oriented benchmark programs

    Published: August 30

    As the Quantum computers are rapidly scaling in performance, benchmarking is gaining importance to assess the state of the art. At QED-C, the Standards and Performance Metrics Technical Advisory Committee (Standards TAC) developed a suite of application-oriented performance benchmark programs which is now open-source. This is the result of a multi-year collaborative effort by a Read more...

  • Understanding the entire quantum computing landscape

    Published: August 3

    In the 122 years since Max Planck first suggested the quantum hypothesis, scientists have drastically expanded our understanding of quantum mechanics and how the universe behaves at the smallest scales. As this understanding has grown, researchers have started to look for ways to put the strange properties of the quantum world to work solving problems Read more...

  • China raising the ante on standards setting

    Published: July 6

    In a joint statement issued in October 2021, China published directives on how it will advance its goal of becoming an influencer in international technological standards setting, thus contributing to the nation’s standing as a forerunner in next-generation technologies—including quantum technologies. Quantum computing received a notable mention in the October statement. China’s focus is presented Read more...

  • World Quantum Day – what does the future of quantum technology hold?

    Published: April 14

    QED-C® executive director, Celia Merzbacher, explores the quantum landscape Author: Celia Merzbacher, Executive Director, Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) Quantum science examines the universe on the smallest possible scale to explain nature from the bottom up. However, investigating light, matter and their interactions at the quantum scale is not a simple task. Zooming in on Read more...

  • QED-C Control Electronics Report

    Published: March 30

    We are pleased to release a report on “Control and readout electronics for quantum systems”.  This report, which is based on a QED-C workshop, outlines the gaps and needs for microwave and RF electronics for quantum systems.  Themes around which actions are recommended for investment/progress include the following. Theme 1. Scaling up This theme focuses Read more...

  • QED-C Releases Practical Intermediate Representation for Quantum (PIRQ) Report

    Published: February 28

    The PIRQ subcommittee of the QED-C Standards and Performance Metrics Technical Advisory Committee today releases its new report, Practical Intermediate Representation for Quantum (PIRQ): Requirements and Near-Term Recommendations. Similar to classical computing, intermediate representations define an environment from the source code to the hardware back-end. In classical computing, there are different supporting toolchains for Windows, Read more...

  • QED-C Releases A Guide to a Quantum-Safe Organization

    Published: December 6, 2021

    By Jim Gable, Anametric, Inc. The Communications & Security committee within the QED-C Use Cases TAC today releases its new report, A Guide to a Quantum-Safe Organization. It is an introduction to preparing for a “post-quantum” world when sufficiently advanced quantum computers can break the encryption standards upon which our modern world greatly depends. It Read more...

  • Quantum patents part 2: quantum communications

    Published: October 1, 2021

    by Elliott Mason, PhD My prior article looked at trends in quantum computing patents. This second installment focuses on patent trends for quantum communications over the past decade, 2011–2020. The data detail patents and patent applications reported by patent offices worldwide by publication date. Patent trends for quantum communications are generally similar to those for Read more...

  • How quantum computing can benefit businesses

    Published: August 30, 2021

    For years, quantum computing has been touted as the future of cutting-edge technology. In fact, a report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) shows that equity investments in quantum computing nearly tripled in 2020, and is expected to become even busier in 2021. The interest isn’t solely from the financial sector; governments, research centers, and universities are Read more...

  • Netherlands – US quantum industry virtual roundtable

    Published: August 4, 2021

    Quantum is global, has always been global. This premise was the starting point for a meeting organized by QED-C and Quantum Delta NL (QDNL) on trans-Atlantic collaboration in a growing quantum industry. The meeting signals the interest in the US and the Netherlands in the emerging quantum technology economy, and in finding mechanisms to build Read more...

  • Cryogenic advances a must for quantum technology applications

    Published: July 12, 2021

    Advances in quantum information science and technology (QIST) point to applications in communications, sensors for biomedicine and computational tools for managing finance, emergency response, transportation and the electric grid.  Many of the systems that will enable these applications will require cryogenic technologies that do not yet exist. Even doing the research to develop useful computers, Read more...

  • Trends in quantum computing patents

    Published: May 24, 2021

    by Elliott Mason, PhD This article presents global quantum computing patent trends over the past decade. The data details patents and patent applications reported by patent offices worldwide with publication dates since 2010. Data on the total number of patents and top patent filers are shown.  In addition, the volume of patents by country in Read more...

  • What’s up at QED-C? 2020 Year in review and looking ahead

    Published: March 10, 2021

    QED-C has made great strides since our founding in 2018.  Looking back over the last year alone, the consortium has built a solid foundation and embraced numerous activities and projects with a goal to enable and grow the quantum industry and its supply chain.  In 2020, QED-C released its fee-based membership agreement, signaling the next Read more...