Infineon Contributes in Industrialization Research Project on Quantum Computing

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

February 01, 2021


Infineon Contributes in Industrialization Research Project on Quantum Computing

Infineon Technologies AG is working in the joint project “German Quantum Computer based on Superconducting Qubits” (GeQCoS) together with leading scientists from five research institutes in Germany to drive forward the development and industrialization of quantum computing. Europe’s semiconductor manufacturer is contributing its expertise in the industrial production of special semiconductor chips and from quantum computing approaches such as ion traps.

Due to their special features, quantum computers have the disruptive potential to replace existing conventional computers in specific applications. Quantum computers have so far been restricted to solving specific academic problems and basically demonstrating how they function. A suitable architecture for calculating practical problems requires further improvements on all levels, from the elementary hardware modules and the qubits, to the software and application.

The aim of the project, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research with 14.5 million euros, is to develop a quantum processor based on superconducting qubits and demonstrate its special capabilities on a prototype within four years. Working together to achieve this are scientists at the Walther Meißner Institute (WMI) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Technical University of Munich, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF), and Infineon.

More details about the research project participants can be found in the annex.

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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