AWS Braket gets improved support for hybrid quantum-classical workloads

In 2019, AWS launched Braket, its quantum computing service that makes hardware and software tools from its partners Rigetti, IonQ and D-Wave available in its cloud. Given how quickly quantum computing is moving ahead, it’s maybe no surprise that a lot has changed since then. Among other things, hybrid algorithms that use classical computers to […]

QuEra offers new quantum advantage based on Harvard and MIT research

ANALYSIS: QuEra Computing, a Boston-based quantum computing startup focusing on the entire computing stack, today emerged from stealth mode with a $17 million funding. QuEra notes this funding has enabled it to build a powerful quantum computing machine that will be easily accessible to users. QuEra says it’s commercializing its neutral-atom techno…Read More

QuEra Computing emerges from stealth with $17M to launch quantum device

QuEra Computing, a Boston-based quantum computer developer, is coming out of stealth mode today with $17 million in funding from Rakuten, Day One Ventures and Frontiers Capital. Angel investors Serguei Beloussov and Paul Maritz also joined in the round.  The startup, which has built a commercially accessible quantum device, will use the fresh capital to develop customized algorithms to leverage the power […]

Can Europe compete in the quantum ‘space race’?

Alice Pannier Contributor Share on Twitter Alice Pannier is a Research Fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), where she leads the Geopolitics of Tech program. She is the author of “Rivals in Arms: The Rise of UK-France Defense Relations in the 21st Century” and co-author, with Olivier Schmitt, of “French Defense Policy […]

Why quantum ‘utility’ should replace quantum advantage

Mark Mattingley-Scott Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Mattingley-Scott is general manager, EMEA, at Quantum Brilliance, after spending 31 years with IBM. Marcus Doherty Contributor Share on Twitter Marcus Doherty, Ph.D., is a co-founder and chief scientist at Quantum Brilliance. As the quantum computing industry continues to push forward, so do the goal posts. A long-sought […]

Rigetti Computing goes public via SPAC merger

Rigetti Computing, one of the most visible quantum hardware startups, today announced that it is going public through a merger with the Supernova Partners Acquisition Company II SPAC. Once the transaction closes, Rigetti’s ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange will be ‘RGTI.’ The transaction values Rigetti at about $1.5 billion and the company […]