Zurich Instruments joins IBM’s quantum computing network


At CES, IBM announced the expansion of the IBM Q Network, a community of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, startups and national research labs working with IBM to advance quantum computing. Among the new member is a tech company from Zurich.

The IBM Q Network offers premier access to quantum technology, joint development opportunities and technical expertise. Delta Air Lines, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo are among the latest organizations to begin to explore practical applications using quantum computing. In addition to these industry leaders, a number of academic, government research labs and startups have also joined the IBM Q Network, including the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Stanford University, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Zurich Instruments.

Zurich Instruments is a test and measurement company based in Zurich, Switzerland, with the mission to progress science and help build the quantum computer. It is developing state-of-the-art control electronics for quantum computers, and now offers the first commercial Quantum Computing Control System linking high-level quantum algorithms with the physical qubit implementation.

It brings together the instrumentation required for quantum computers from a few qubits to 100 qubits. They will work on the integration of IBM quantum technology with the companies' own electronics to ensure reliable control and measurement of a quantum device while providing a clean software interface to the next higher level in the stack.