Intel Corporation announced a 10-year collaborative relationship with the Delft University of Technology and TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research, to accelerate advancements in quantum computing.
Quantum computing is an area of research that Intel has been exploring because it has the potential to augment the capabilities of tomorrow’s high performance computers.
“A fully functioning quantum computer is at least a dozen years away, but the practical and theoretical research efforts we’re announcing today mark an important milestone in the journey to bring it closer to reality,” said Mike Mayberry, Intel vice president and managing director of Intel Labs.
Intel will invest US$50 million with QuTech, the quantum research institute of Delft University of Technology and TNO, and will dedicate engineering resources to advance research efforts.
“While qubit development has been the focus of quantum computing research to date, low-temperature electronics will be required to connect, control and measure multiple qubits, and this is where we can contribute. Our collaboration with QuTech will explore quantum computing breakthroughs that could influence the industry overall.”
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich published a blog today explaining the company’s strategic interest in quantum computing, and the relevance of electronics and manufacturing expertise in making quantum computing a reality.
Quantum computing is one of the more promising areas of long-term research Intel has been exploring in our labs, with some of the smartest engineers in the world.