Widely seen as a possible solution to complex computing problems which are intractable on classical computers, quantum computing uses quantum physics to create and manipulate quantum states within electronic devices (qubits) to enhance the performance over that of existing, ‘classical’ approaches. Of the many device proposals for qubit implementation, the ones compatible with existing Si technology will provide the most viable solution for interfacing with the outside world.
The goal of imec’s initiative is to establish a bridge between the most advanced transistor technology and emerging quantum technology options. Imec will support the transition of new quantum technologies, from the physics lab to technology feed into the supply chain. Imec’s platform will be open for universities, SMEs and industrial partners of imec’s quantum technologies programs.