World’s first complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip


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World's first complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip

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  Last updated April 27, 2018 at 11:54 am

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A reimagining of a modern computer chip by Australian engineers shows how a quantum computer can be manufactured – using mostly standard silicon components.


It’s long been the holy grail, but a devilish difficult ambition to even contemplate: how to integrate quantum interactions into a working computer design.


Now UNSW engineers believe they have cracked the problem, reimagining the modern semiconductor to create the world’s first complete design for quantum computer chip – and using mostly standard industry components.


It was devised by Andrew Dzurak, director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and Menno Veldhorst, lead author of the paper who was a research fellow at UNSW when the conceptual work was done.


Read more about the research here.



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