In the trapped ion quantum computing post powered by The Quantum Insider’s proprietary data platform, we took a glance at the major players utilizing trapped-ion technology in the QC industry. In this second in the series, we’ll focus on four interesting neutral atom quantum computing companies.
Below is the list of the 4 companies working with neutral (cold) atom quantum computing technology. Enjoy!
1. PASQAL (recently merged with Qu&Co)
PASQAL is a French startup based in the Paris Region, France. Founded in 2019 by Georges-Olivier Reymond and Christophe Jurczak, it is building Programmable Quantum Simulators and Quantum Computers made of 2D and 3D Atomic Arrays.
Neutral atoms trapped in optical tweezers and addressed with laser beams are ideal indistinguishable quantum systems to realize superposition and entanglement, at the heart of powerful Quantum Information Processing. It is a highly scalable platform, benefiting from tens of years of development which has brought some of contemporary physics’ most spectacular achievements: Bose-Einstein condensation, cavity quantum electrodynamics, etc.
PASQAL develops the lasers, the vacuum technology, the electronic controls and the software stack to make the individual atoms accessible to quantum programmers worldwide.
In January 2022, PASQAL completed a merger with Dutch quantum algorithm and software developer Qu&Co to leverage complementary solutions for the global market.
2. Atom Computing
Atom Computing is obsessed with creating the world’s most scalable and reliable neutral atom quantum computers — giving them the power to develop breakthroughs that change the world.
The company realizes that before quantum computing can solve the world’s most complex problems, large-scale systems need to be built with reliable results in a world full of noise, interference and constraints.
Atom Computing’s solution comes in the form of Nuclear-spin qubits made from neutral atoms, which offer a more stable platform to perform accurate error correction.
With headquarters in Berkeley, California, Atom Computing was founded in 2018 by Benjamin Bloom and Jonathan King with $5 million in seed funding.
ColdQuanta is a global quantum technology company solving the world’s most challenging problems. ColdQuanta harnesses quantum mechanics to build and integrate a range of cold atom quantum computers, sensors, and networks. From fundamental physics to leading-edge commercial products, ColdQuanta enables “quantum everywhere” through our ecosystem of devices and platforms. Its cold atom method is adaptable to multiple applications across the quantum ecosystem. Currently, the company is building two scalable quantum information platforms, accessible via the cloud.
Founded in 2007, ColdQuanta grew from decades of research in atomic physics and work at JILA, with intellectual property licensed through the University of Colorado and the University of Wisconsin. ColdQuanta’s scalable and versatile cold-atom technology is used by world-class organizations around the globe and deployed by NASA on the International Space Station. ColdQuanta is based in Boulder, Colorado, with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Oxford, UK.
4. QuEra Computing
Founded by Mikhail Lukin, Markus Grenier, Vladan Vuletic, Dirk Englund, and Nathan Gemelke in 2018, QuEra Computing is a neutral-atoms-based quantum computing startup, located in Boston, near Harvard University.
The company is founded on pioneering research recently conducted at Harvard and MIT. QuEra’s mission is to build the industry’s most scalable quantum computers to tackle useful but classically intractable problems for commercially relevant applications in optimization, simulation, materials science, pharmaceuticals, and more.