Keysight Technologies, a design and testing solutions provider, has inked a deal today with Singapore’s Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) to boost research and development as well as education in the emerging field of quantum technologies.
Based on quantum mechanics, or the study of atomic and sub-atomic particles, quantum technologies promise to deliver breakthroughs in computing, communications, cryptography and sensing.
Quantum computers could potentially be used to solve complex mathematical problems that would take today’s computers hundreds of years.
With the agreement today, Keysight and QEP will work together to develop quantum instrument packages, as well as the technologies that enable quantum systems to be scalable and deployable.
In addition, they will establish a programme named Quantum Joint Innovation Accelerator that makes it easy for QEP researchers to use several of Keysight’s software design tools and advanced test and measurement equipment.
Researchers can apply to evaluate Keysight measurement tools in their laboratories and access equipment hosted at Keysight’s premises in Singapore, according to an announcement today by the American company.
It believes that its modular and scalable quantum control systems will enable researchers to engineer and scale next-generation systems to harness the power of quantum computing and other quantum devices.
Launched in 2018, the QEP is hosted at the National University of Singapore (NUS), with the aim of supporting quantum technologies research and ecosystem building.
The programme funds projects in quantum computing, quantum communication and security, quantum sensing, as well as a quantum foundry, that are expected to lead to practical uses.