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“The work at Silicon Quantum Computing in Sydney is world leading and vital to Australia’s innovation and science agenda,” said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “Today’s announcement keeps Australia at the forefront of silicon quantum computing globally.”
“France, with its European partners, has placed Quantum Computing as a top priority in the R&D agenda for the years to come” said President Emmanuel Macron. “This collaboration on quantum computing is a great opportunity for both countries. It will strengthen our respective ecosystems and help create one of the winning teams in today’s global competition on this disruptive technology.”
“Quantum computing promises to revolutionise the IT industry,” said 2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons, who is an SQC director and founder. “We have phenomenal leadership in silicon quantum computing across a range of platforms, and SQC is now moving rapidly to commercialise all these technologies. It is very exciting that Professor Andrew Dzurak and his team have found a design, development and fabrication partner of the quality of the CEA.”
“SQC’s scientific capability in Australia and the CEA’s research and development capability in France provide an excellent basis for a collaboration to develop and commercialise a quantum silicon integrated circuit based on Silicon-CMOS,” said Christophe Gégout, Chairman of CEA Investissement. “This alliance will develop world leading quantum hardware, and could be the cornerstone for the continuing growth and development of a prominent scientific and industrial quantum computing dynamic in both countries.”
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.