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QuantWare part of consortium to develop new superconducting qubit technology to rapidly scale quantum devices.

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QuantWare part of consortium to develop new superconducting qubit technology to rapidly scale quantum devices.

May 14th, 2024 - Delft, The Netherlands

QuantWare, together with the University of Napoli (UNINA), the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) in Copenhagen, Qblox and QuantrolOx will investigate a new superconducting qubit technology via an EIC Pathfinder grant. The consortium will develop superconducting qubits based on ferromagnetic Josephson junctions, which can resolve existing bottlenecks in the scalability of superconducting qubit-based quantum computing.

The qubits, called “ferrotransmons”, can greatly reduce the hardware requirements for superconducting QPUs by removing the need for lines to control their qubit frequencies. This reduction in lines per qubit would make it easier to scale up QPUs to higher qubit numbers, which is essential for useful quantum computation. The new technology will be investigated by the University of Napoli and the Niels Bohr Institute, after which QuantWare, QuantrolOx and Qblox will implement the technology into their systems.

“At QuantWare, we are proud to provide the leading pathway to scaling quantum computing”, said Matthijs Rijlaarsdam, CEO at QuantWare. ”QuantWare can now combine two projects to rapidly increase the number of lines of its QPUs - coupling the technology developed within this consortium and our pioneering patented 3D QPU design. ”

About QuantWare

QuantWare is the leading supplier of quantum processors. QuantWare is striving to become the 'Intel of quantum computing', providing increasingly powerful and affordable quantum processors to organisations around the world and enabling them to build quantum computers for 1/10th the cost of competing solutions. Committed to an open architecture approach, QuantWare develops technology that will massively scale the number of qubits in a single processor, to create processors that can perform useful quantum computation in the near term.


The Physics Department of the University of Napoli has a long- standing tradition on weak superconductivity and superconducting electronics, in particular on the Josephson effect and macroscopic quantum phenomena also in unconventional systems, where know-how on material science combines with deep knowledge on how to engineer quantum coherence in real devices.

About NBI

The Niels Bohr Institute represents physics at the University of Copenhagen. At the Niels Bohr Institute we research and teach within a broad spectrum of physics areas. The Center for Quantum Devices (part of Niels Bohr Institute) is a research center, comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, quantum nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups spread across condensed matter and superconducting qubit experiments with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry.

About Qblox

QBLOX bv is a Delft-based SME that provides modular and highly integrated control electronics and software for quantum technology. QBLOX was founded in 2018 as a spin-out from QuTech, one of Europe’s leading quantum technology hubs. Since then, the company has grown to 80+ scientists, engineers and developers with backgrounds in electrical engineering, software engineering and physics. QBLOX has focused so far on revolutionizing control stacks for gate model quantum computing by 1) making fully integrated and extremely scalable hardware that drastically simplifies experimental setups, 2) paving the way towards Quantum Error Correction protocols with 100s of qubits by creating a distributed processor architecture 3) pushing two-qubit gate fidelities by creating electronics with the market’s best noise and drift performance.

About QuantrolOx

QuantrolOx is the developer of Quantum Edge software for qubit, and quantum processor tune up automation. We envision a world where every quantum computer will be fully automated enabling quantum scientists to spend less time tuning qubits and more time on advancing quantum computing, thereby accelerating the path to practical quantum computers. Quantum Edge integrates with major quantum hardware providers by building on open-architecture principles enabling organisations to select the best components for their quantum systems.

Read more about the project on the official website!