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A new phase begins for the QSea I project

Left to right: Michael Johanning (CTO of eleQtron), Dr. Christian Ertler (Head of Technology Partnerships and Senior Quantum Scientist at ParityQC), Christian Wiebus (Senior Director New Business and Innovation at NXP), Dr. Robert Axmann (Head of DLR QCI)

A new phase has begun for the QSea project!

ParityQC, together with its partners eleQtron and NXP Semiconductors, is developing a prototype quantum computer based on ion traps at the DLR Innovation Centre Hamburg (IZHH), as part of the DLR Quantum Computing Initiative.

The QSea I project is now entering its next phase: at the NXP site in Hamburg, Christian Wiebus (NXP), in the presence of Dr. Robert Axmann (Head of DLR QCI), Michael Johanning (CTO eleQtron) and Christian Ertler (Head of Technology Partnerships at ParityQC), handed over the laboratory in which the consortium will build the 10-qubit quantum computer QSea I over the next few months.

This demonstrator for an ion trap quantum computer will contain at least ten fully functional qubits and will be available for applications at DLR at an early stage. It is the joint product of an industry consortium: the quantum computer is based on a MAGIC quantum processor paired with ParityQC Architecture. MAGIC stands for Magnetic Gradient Induced Coupling and enables the precise control of qubits using inexpensive and miniaturizable high-frequency technology. For this purpose, eleQtron is building the necessary hardware of the quantum processor, while ParityQC is developing an operating system and hardware-specific algorithms for the quantum computer. NXP Semiconductors is contributing the sensor solutions and the control and regulation electronics that are necessary for embedding the system in classic computers.

Read more about the QSea I project here.

Read the news of ParityQC’s appointment to the project here.

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