Quantum Motion leads £5.7 million UKRI project to develop cryo-electronics chip

LONDON, UK – Nov. 5, 2021 – A UK based consortium launched today with the goal to develop a cryogenic chip for integrated control and readout of qubits, based on CMOS technology.

Named Altnaharra, a three-year UKRI project led by Quantum Motion, brings together partners with renowned expertise in qubits based on superconducting circuits, trapped ions and silicon spins. This collaborative effort includes the UK’s national measurement institute and a world-leading supplier of deep cryogenic cooling equipment.

The project is funded by the UKRI’s National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP), started in 2014 to fund projects in the rapidly growing UK quantum industry with the aim to encourage private investment and create economic and societal benefits through innovation.

The consortium partners include:

  • QUANTUM MOTION – London and Oxford-based quantum computing company founded on leading significant technological developments aiming at spin qubit technology
  • NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY – UK’s national measurement institute
  • OXFORD INSTRUMENTS UK’s leading supplier of deep cryogenic cooling equipment
  • OXFORD IONICS – Oxford-based quantum computing company combining trapped ions with electric qubit control technology
  • UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW – World-leading research group in superconducting qubits

The Altnaharra project will help realise an integrated fault-tolerant quantum computer, by providing a scalable method to address and read out qubits, and the results will be compatible with a range of leading qubit technologies.

About Quantum Motion

Quantum Motion is developing a revolutionary technology platform; not just a qubit, but a scalable array of qubits based on the ubiquitous silicon technology already used to manufacture the chips in smartphones and computers. The Company is developing fault-tolerant quantum computing architectures that are compatible with the CMOS process. Fault-tolerant quantum processors will support the most powerful quantum algorithms, targeting solutions to currently intractable problems in fields as diverse as chemistry, medicine and artificial intelligence.

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