Archer Materials Obtains Hong Kong Patent for Quantum Computing Chip Technology
Archer Materials (ASX:AXE) has added another patent to its portfolio with the formal grant of a patent in Hong Kong for its quantum computer chip technology (12QC chip).
The Hong Kong patent was the last pending application and follows existing patents for the 12QC chip technology in Australia, USA, China, South Korea, Japan and 12 other countries in Europe including UK, France and Germany.
Archer’s managing director, Dr Mohammad Choucair, said he was granted the Hong Kong patent for the 12The CQ chip was “great news” for the company.
“A patent is proof of an invention, and patent protection in major markets is a central part of Archer’s strategy to develop the 12QC chip.
Dr. Choucair added the patent issuance process for the 12The CQ chip was an “outstanding success”.
“Archer is one of the few companies to have obtained patents protecting quantum computing chip technology, and one with a unique global competitive advantage,” he said.
Ownership of patents gives Archer exclusive and legally enforceable commercial rights in all of the above jurisdictions.
12QC chip technology
The company describes its 12CQ chip as the world’s first qubit processor technology – potentially enabling mobile devices powered by quantum computing.
Developing the technology further, Archer has fabricated nanodevices that will probe quantum behavior in its qubit material.
This is of “fundamental importance” for the 12How QC chip technology works.
According to the company, “meaningful innovation” is needed to produce nanodevices.
Archer’s fabrication of nanodevices is the first step toward reading quantum states from a few single qubits used in his 12QC chip technology.
To enable nanofabrication, Archer used state-of-the-art lithography and specialized software. This allowed the company to achieve feature sizes compatible with a few qubits.
Archer noted that its fabrication process is reproducible on a large scale – solving challenges related to the complex proximity effects of nanodevices and the on-chip integration of micron- and nanometer-sized features.