Archer Materials Limited (ASX:AXE) (FRA:38A) has made significant progress in advancing the development of its 12CQ quantum computing chip, which is focused on achieving the major technological milestone of qubit control.
It has completed the preliminary stages of quantum measurements towards qubit control by successfully characterising optimised and unoptimised QC Devices.
The information obtained, such as device response to ‘pulse sequences’, will greatly expedite further progress in the 12CQ qubit control measurements.
"Well-funded and on track"
Archer chief executive officer Dr Mohammad Choucair said: “We are incredibly proud of these latest results which show that we are making significant progress toward our goal of qubit control.
“Achieving qubit control is required for operational devices and would be major validation of the commercial viability of the 12CQ chip.
“Archer is well-funded and on-track to continue its 12CQ chip technology development, with a key focus on demonstrating few and single-qubit control.
Progress towards qubit control in 12CQ chip
Archer has now built a number of the qubit control devices required for 12CQ chip development, optimising its first QC Devices.
The company has engineered and commenced operating the infrastructure and specialised equipment required to perform qubit control using various QC Device configurations.
Archer is working with world-leading physicists in top-tier institutes in Australia and Switzerland to achieve qubit control in Archer’s unique qubit material.
The optimisation of QC Devices’ designs would allow for qubit control in a number of qubit components.
It is important to note that the greatest amount of value creation in quantum computing is generated from technology development and Archer is one of very few companies in the world that are successfully developing and building a quantum computing qubit processor.
Its technology development is focused on achieving quantum control of a single qubit by building QC Devices that are essential to validate the operation of the 12CQ chip.
Archer designs and builds its QC Devices in a $150 million semiconductor chip prototyping foundry.
The qubit control measurements are ongoing and are being performed in parallel to other technology development work packages and intellectual property (international patent) prosecution and commercialisation, and key progress will be released to ASX.
12CQ is a world-first technology that Archer aims to build for quantum computing operation at room-temperature and integration onboard modern electronic devices.