Keysight revs up RD&E in quantum tech with Singapore’s QEP

Keysight Technologies and Singapore’s Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) have teamed up to collaborate in accelerating research, development and education in quantum technologies.

The QEP was launched in 2018 by the National Research Foundation, Singapore (NRF) and 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.

“It’s going to take a team effort to deliver on the promise of quantum technologies, whether that is better computing performance or more secure communication,” said Alexander Ling, director of the QEP. 

Through a memorandum of understanding, QEP and Keysight will closely cooperate in the development of quantum instrument packages, as well as the technologies that enable quantum systems to be scalable and deployable. 

Also, the two partners will establish a programme, named “Quantum Joint Innovation Accelerator,” that makes it easy for researchers participating in QEP to access 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.

Sang Ho Oh, general director for South Asia-Pacific at Keysight Technologies, said that as the quantum ecosystem continues to build, they will contribute solutions that will enable the Singapore ecosystem to accelerate the research, development and education of quantum technologies.

“Keysight and QEP will establish a collaborative framework to accelerate research and development in the emerging quantum technology ecosystem,” said BJ Tan, VP and general manager of Keysight’s general electronics measurement solutions. “Having this leading research partnership upstream will open up new frontiers and developments, which will propel industry innovations for years to come.”