“The first step in the process is to build a laboratory, equip it and complete installation of the cleanroom equipment, all of which is on track. Once done, the first qubits will be prepared, characterized and benchmarked. We expect the first simple quantum chips ‘Made in Abu Dhabi’ should come by the end of the summer,” Chief Researcher, Professor José Ignacio Latorre said.
The TII is part of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) and was set up in November 2020 to lead the country’s research in areas such as quantum computing, robotics, cryptography, and security.
Qilimanjaro is a quantum computing startup spun out of the University of Barcelona, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, and the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies.
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