Intel, on Thursday, June 15, announced the release of its newest quantum research chip, Tunnel Falls, a 12-qubit silicon chip, and is making the chip available to the quantum research community.
In a strategic partnership, Intel is also joining forces with the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) at the University of Maryland, College Park’s Qubit Collaboratory (LQC), to drive further innovations in quantum computing.
Academic institutions lack high-volume equipment for fabrication, says Intel. With Tunnel Falls, researchers can immediately begin working on experiments and research instead of fabricating their own devices.
This accessibility paves the way for a broader range of experiments, facilitating a deeper understanding of qubits and quantum dots. It also facilitates the development of novel techniques for multi-qubit devices.