IBM bets on Quantinuum for joint push of quantum computing

IBM is expand expanding the IBM Quantum Hub with Cambridge Quantum Computing, to drive and develop the quantum ecosystem and provide clients with greater access to Big Blue’s quantum computing systems.

These include IBM’s recently announced 127 qubit processor “Eagle” as well as IBM’s quantum expertise and Qiskit. 

IBM’s investment in Quantinuum was facilitated by IBM Ventures.

“We are excited to expand access to IBM Quantum hardware and Qiskit, providing our clients with solutions developed for state-of-the-art quantum computing hardware,” said Quantinuum CEO Ilyas Khan. 

“We continue to utilise a broad range of quantum processors including IBM, given their position as a leader in superconducting quantum computers, a critical and important part of the growth in the capabilities of quantum computers,” Khan said.

He said IBM has been a significant advocate for the creation of a growing quantum ecosystem as well as an early investor in Cambridge Quantum and now Quantinuum. 

“We look forward to opening up a wide range of possibilities to further advance quantum computing industry applications,” he added.

Quantinuum is a result of the combination of two leaders in the global eco-system for quantum computing — Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum. 

Quantinuum said this new investment and business collaboration provides an example of how they are poised to accelerate the development of quantum computing and innovation of quantum technologies, to deliver real-world quantum-enabled solutions for some of the most intractable problems that classical computers have not been able to solve.