Quantum Delft organized a webinar on the ImpaQT consortium, discussing its members, mission and future plans. The consortium consists of independent companies that align their product development activities to ensure that their products are compatible when used as components in a full-stack quantum computer:
The Quaracter project proposal by Orange Quantum Systems, Delft Circuits and Leiden Cryogenics was ranked 1st by the evaluation committee of Province of South Holland MIT grants! Province of South Holland representatives' de Zoet and Stolk visited the House of Quantum in Delft and handed over the check to the project coordinators. With current technology, the chip dioagnostic process represents a bottleneck in developing and scaling quantum processors and quantum computing technology in general. The main objective of the Quaracter project is to develop a characterization system for quantum processors.
The CEN-CENELEC Focus Group on Quantum Technologies (FGQT) has released a paper (arXiv:2203.01622) presenting its insights on standardisation for quantum technologies. Orange Quantum Systems is a proud member of FGQT. As a systems integrator, we need to integrate different components from different manufacturers in our products. Currently the interfaces between these components are not well defined, providing a clear need for standardisation efforts.
NWO has granted Orange QS "Take off" funding to further improve the Orange-Rack. Orange Quantum Systems is tackling the characterization bottleneck of quantum processing units. One of the products we are offering is the Orange-Rack, a hardware rack consisting of room temperature control electronics that is optimized to work seamlessly with our Quantum Control Software.
The collaboration of R&D institutes, companies and governments in the province of South Holland offers opportunities on a global level. That is why the Province of South Holland, together with MRDH and Quantum Delta NL, has awarded €450,000 to the ImpaQT consortium. This is a consortium of 6 regional companies that is building the first Dutch NISQ quantum computer. On Wednesday 26 January, administrators from South Holland met to discuss the opportunities and developments in the field of quantum for the region.
Adriaan Rol (Orange Quantum Systems) is nominated for the Prins Friso Award 2022 by KIVI. KIVI strives to retain the title of Engineer (instead of just Master of Science), and every year searches an 'Engineer of the Year' for the Prins Friso Award, who has used his/her knowledge to focus on a social problem.
Adam Lawrence (Orange Quantum Systems) was interviewed by Jesse van Welzens (Quantum Delta) about working in the Dutch quantum ecosystem. Adam shared his personal experience of how closely connected the Quantum Delft ecosystem is: these companies can come together and put their off-the-shelf components together and get it to work so quickly.
We are very excited to see the tutorial on cQED, the technology behind superconducting qubits, that out director R&D and co-founder Adriaan Rol has been working on with Yvonne Gao, Steven Touzard both of the Nat. Univ. of Singapore, and Chen Wang of the Univ. of Massachusetts-Amhrest got published in PRX Quantum today! We hope this work will make it easier for anyone looking to get into this fascinating field.
Thank you Yvonne Gao, Steven Touzard, and Chen Wang for making it possible.
Jeremy Veltin (TNO Quantum Technology) and Garrelt Alberts (Orange Quantum Systems) were interviewed by Linda Bak (Innovation Origins) about their views on recent Quantum Computer developments. Both Jeremy and Garrelt recognize that developing a quantum computer takes more than just money and people.
This summmer the team of Quantum Software Engineers working at Qblox and Orange Quantum Systems has released Quantify-Core 0.5 . If you are interested in data acquisition for Quantum Computing and solid-state physics experiments, your can dowload Quantify at Quantify-opensource.org and join the software-for-users channel.
The weekly maintainer meetings is now open to anyone interested in contributing to Quantify, as well as our software-for-developers slack channel. Feel free to join: