Quantinuum expands collaboration with JSR to explore quantum computing for semiconductor research

Quantinuum will conduct joint materials research with JSR Corporation, a global pioneer in materials innovation. The collaboration will include the use of Quantinuum’s H1 model hardware, powered by Honeywell, and InQuanto, its computational quantum chemistry software platform, to model complex organic and inorganic components. semiconductor materials

TOKYO and CAMBRIDGE, England, July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Quantinuum, the world leader in embedded quantum computing, announced a global collaboration with materials technology leader JSR Corporation of Japan explore the application of quantum computing methods in semiconductor research.

The collaboration brings together the world’s leading materials scientists from JSR with quantum computing experts from Quantinuum in Japan, Europeand the UNITED STATES. The joint team will use the state-of-the-art InQuanto software platform to explore methods using quantum computers to model semiconductor materials, such as metal complexes and transition metal oxides.

These materials are essential to microelectronics. It is hoped that new modeling methods using quantum computers will lead to accurate predictions of their physical properties, which could in the future accelerate the identification of new candidate molecules and materials and pave the way for future paradigms of microelectronic devices.[1]

Rei Sakuma, Principal Investigator of JSR’s Materials Informatics Initiative, said: “We are delighted to have formed this new collaboration with Quantinuum, which builds on our previous collaboration. The Quantinuum team continues to be at the forefront of quantum computing hardware and software, complementing the deep expertise of our scientists in materials innovation. Our aspiration is to develop materials that can enrich society and the environment. Quantinuum’s software platform, InQuanto, is already helping our team better understand how quantum computing can help us to accelerate our path towards this ambitious goal.

One of the objectives of the collaboration will be to develop quantum algorithms and methods based on dynamic mean field theory (DMFT). This approach could provide a more accurate understanding of the electronic properties of complex organic and inorganic materials in the real world, such as optical absorption and conductivity, which could pave the way for future advances in the information age. silicon-based.

Quantinuum and JSR will use InQuanto to explore new ways to model these complex molecular systems and defect subsystems. Newly discovered methods will be integrated into InQuanto and will be made available to other scientists and researchers using the software platform.

Ilyas KhanCEO of Quantinuum, said: “The work we are doing with JSR is at the forefront of materials science using quantum computers, and we are excited to continue our relationship. This work will further develop the functionality of InQuanto, ensuring that new developments are available to other users in the This is the value of such collaboration: JSR scientists know materials science, we know quantum computing and the benefits of the scientific community.”

InQuanto was recently launched as a standalone platform and brings together the latest noise mitigation algorithms, methods and techniques used by scientists and researchers in molecules and materials and on quantum computers and emulators. This will allow JSR scientists and researchers to better understand the capabilities of quantum computers in their journey to quantum advantage in computational chemistry.

As a recognized leader in quantum computing, Quantinuum actively collaborates with industrial partners in the automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical and energy fields. InQuanto is powered by Quantinuum’s TKET toolbox facilitating the task of researcherstargeting algorithms from one device or simulator to another.


Quantinuum is the world’s largest embedded quantum computing company, formed by the combination of world-leading hardware from Honeywell Quantum Solutions and cutting-edge middleware and applications from Cambridge Quantum.

Quantinuum employs more than 450 people, including 350 scientists, at eight sites in the United States, Europeand Japan.

Science-led and business-focused, Quantinuum accelerates quantum computing and application development in chemistry, cybersecurity, finance, and optimization. Quantinuum’s goal is to create scalable, commercial quantum solutions to solve the world’s most pressing problems, in areas such as energy, logistics, climate change and health.

Quantinuum’s open-source development toolkit, TKET, provides platform-inclusive access to the world’s leading quantum hardware and simulators and enhances the performance of every Quantinuum product, including the key generation platform. cybersecurity Quantum Origin, InQuanto’s quantum computational chemistry and materials science software package and λambeq, Quantinuum’s quantum natural language processing and computational linguistics toolkit.

Quantinuum’s H1 generation quantum computer, powered by Honeywell, is one of the most advanced in the world and was the first to pass the industry standard for 4096 quantum volume. In March 2020, Quantinuum (in as Honeywell Quantum Solutions) has committed to increasing the quantum volume of its commercial H-series quantum computers by an order of magnitude each year for the next five years.

The Honeywell trademark is used under license from Honeywell International Inc. Honeywell International Inc. makes no representations or warranties with respect to this product. This product is manufactured by Quantinuum.


[1] https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.1243098 (paid wall)

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Sherry J. Basler