Quantum Computing Plans Tempe, Arizona, Photonic Chips Facility
The new facility, located on five acres, will accelerate the company’s advanced technology development in nanophotonics and optical chip manufacturing for use in its high-performance computing, machine learning, cyber security, sensing, and imaging products. Construction is scheduled for Q4 2023.
"The quantum photonic chip facility is poised to make a significant impact in the United States by becoming the first US-based developer and producer of thin film lithium niobate chips. This accomplishment not only enhances the nation's manufacturing capabilities but also reduces reliance on foreign chip imports," Robert Liscouski, QCi's CEO said. "The chips, which will be manufactured domestically, are a central part of QCi's technical and commercial growth strategy and will serve as the foundation for a new wave of innovative quantum technologies, spanning fields such as data processing, hybrid computing, cryptography, sensing, and artificial intelligence. This initiative will serve to keep the US as a leading technology provider and will reinforce supply chain security and solidify QCi's position in the nanophotonics and quantum optics industry."
As a lease incentive, the landlord agreed to provide a significant portion of the leasehold improvements needed to develop the fabrication facility.
"This expansion by QCi holds great potential for Tempe's economic development,” added Corey Woods, Mayor of Tempe. “By prioritizing the production of lithium niobate chips, QCi is not only creating job opportunities in engineering and manufacturing but is also establishing a pioneering quantum technology sector in the region. This move is set to enhance Tempe's reputation as a technology hub, attracting talent and promoting an environment conducive to innovation."
Quantum Computing Inc. is a quantum hardware and software company. QCI provides accessible and affordable solutions with real-world industrial applications, using nanophotonic-based quantum entropy that can be used anywhere and with little to no training, operates at normal room temperatures, low power and is not burdened with unique environmental requirements.
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