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Meet The QNG2: The World’s First Circuit-Sized QRNG

The QNG2 is the first QRNG on the market the size of an integrated circuit.


NISQ & Beyond

There are several startups in the quantum industry whose sole objective is to get us ready for a time when quantum computers are able to perform much better than they do now. Currently, error rates are very high which leads to underperformance. As we are in the period of very early Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum computers (NISQ), the threat from quantum computer hacking systems is extremely low. This type of quantum computer, however, will be the antecedent to what is further down the line: fault-tolerant working models. When these come into effect (or even better NISQ devices), the only thing to save us from total chaos will be post-quantum cryptography.

That is why it is so important to prepare and why the key players on the market are getting themselves busy for the future.

CryptoNext Security, PQ Solutions, PQShield, Qrypt, QuantiCor Security, and others lead the charge here.

Another one, a good case in point, is Quantum eMotion, a Montreal-based advanced developer founded in 2007 and leading the way towards a new generation of quantum-safe encryption for the quantum computing age.

Quantum eMotion’s patented technology, based on years of extensive research by the Physics Department at Sherbrooke University, is working towards future-proof encrypted data and communication solutions.

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Quantum eMotion

The company’s IP rests on Quantum Random Number Generators (QRNGs), optimized to provide more speed, scalability and true randomness at a fraction of the cost of other devices in the market. Quantum eMotion’s innovative and patented solution uses a purely quantum solution called quantum tunnelling to generate truly random numbers.

The QNG2 is the first QRNG on the market the size of an integrated circuit. While being small enough to be used in consumer electronics, it is more powerful than any other product out there.

The main features of the QNG2 are as follows:

• Electronic integrated device with a very small footprint of less than 20 x 20 microns

• Demonstrated speed of 1 Gbps per device

• Devices can be used in parallel to increase throughput

• Very low power dissipation of about <1mW

• -50°C to +85°C operating temperature

• Easy integration into existing electronics

• Cost-effective compared to other QRNG technologies

• Randomness has been certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Diehard tests

So what applications does the QNG2 have a use?

Well, Quantum eMotion guarantees security for mobile and internet transactions, IoT communication, machine-to-machine connections, networking equipment and cloud-based applications.

That seems to cover it all, then.

The technology and applications covered, let’s now take a look at the Management Team:

Francis Bellido is Quantum eMotion President and CEO. Bellido spent his career overseeing and leading the development of several organizations in the healthcare industry. He brings strong financial management expertise, deep operating and leadership experience and a global business perspective, acquired over 30 years of international business in biosciences, healthcare and financial industries.

Notably, Bellido managed a CA$300 million life science investment fund (SGF-Santé) that produced several important and key players in the medical device industry. He has a proven ability to approach technical and scientific issues with a solid business perspective.

Bellido obtained a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from the University of Geneva and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Québec at Montreal.

The company’s CTO is Bertrand Reulet, a world leader in researching quantum and non-Gaussian noise. He has participated in multiple investigative projects and has developed innovations in experimental design, in particular devices to measure non-Gaussian noise or quantum noise dynamics. Reulet is Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Signal Processing at Université de Sherbrooke, Director of the Transdisciplinary Institute for Quantum Information and Co-Director of the International Laboratory on Quantum Circuits and Quantum Materials, in collaboration with the Centre National de la recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France.

Before moving to Canada, he was the Research Director at CNRS in the Laboratoire de physique des solides at the Université Paris-Sud XI, France. He has also served as a professor at the École Polytechnique and spent four years at the Department of Applied Physics at Yale University.

Marc Rousseau is Quantum eMotion’s CFO. Rousseau is the President of LVR Capital Inc. He began his professional career with Crédit Ford of Canada, where he acted as Director of Operations. In 2001, he joined the Business Development Bank of Canada as a Senior Business Development Manager, a position he held until LVR Capital was founded in September 2005. LVR is a consultation investment bank providing direct counsel to firms in their financing needs mostly for debt financing. Since 2005 it has been instrumental in providing close to 200M$ to numerous companies as well as being responsible for the restructure and turnaround of several firms. At the same time, he pursued a military career from 1981 to 2004 as an infantry officer with the Canadian Forces. He commanded the Mount Royal Fusiliers Regiment from 1996 to 1999 and served in Bosnia as a Plans and Policy Team Leader at NATO Headquarters in Sarajevo.

Rousseau has been a director of the National Film Board of Canada, of Iscope Corporation and has chaired the board of the Quebec Society for disabled children. He serves on the advising committee of Pilote Groupe Conseil and of RealByFake and counsels other firms for their financial strategies. He is the President of La Fondation Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal and a member of Corporate Connections.

He received a BA in Economics from Concordia University.

Quantum eMotion’s patented solution for QRNG looks like a good bet to give customers what they need: namely, state-of-the-art security that shields critical systems and precious assets. Get ready to hear more about this company and its team in the future.

If you found this article to be informative, you can explore more current quantum news here, exclusives, interviews, and podcasts.

James Dargan

James Dargan is a writer and researcher at The Quantum Insider. His focus is on the QC startup ecosystem and he writes articles on the space that have a tone accessible to the average reader.

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