China's first quantum computing industrial park to be built in Hefei
Chinese leading quantum computing company Origin Quantum will work with a construction company to build the country's first quantum computing industrial park in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, local media outlet reported.
The Hefei-headquartered company, a leader in the commercialization of quantum computing technology in China, inked the deal for the project construction with Lanke, a subsidiary of Hefei Construction and Investment Holding Group, on Aug 31.
The park is expected to bring in about 60 upstream and downstream enterprises to help form a complete quantum computing industrial chain, said Zhang Hui, general manager of Origin Quantum. Zhang added that the park will integrate resources to help tackle technical bottlenecks and provide a boost to the wider application of quantum computing technology, which is being used in sectors like biotechnology, financial analysis and big data.
He pointed out that the project will be built in three phases. The first phase will include a packaging workshop, a testing and processing laboratory, and a software R&D center.
The second and third phases will include facilities such as a superconducting quantum chip and semiconductor quantum chip pilot line, a quantum chip R&D and manufacturing center, and a quantum computing science education and engineering practice center.
Origin Quantum has made a number of breakthroughs in the field of quantum computing since its establishment in the Hefei National High-tech Industry Development Zone, which is also known as the "Quantum Center", in 2017.
Its inventions, all of which are firsts in China, include a superconducting quantum computer called Wu Yuan, an all-in-one quantum computer measurement and control machine, a quantum computing cloud platform equipped with a superconductor quantum computer, a quantum computer operating system, and superconducting and semiconductor quantum chips.
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