Agreement Will Enable Cloud-based Access to First Neutral Atom Quantum Processor Available on Azure Quantum
Paris, March 21, 2022 – Pasqal, a leading developer of neutral atom-based quantum technology, today announced a partnership with Microsoft to offer cloud-based access to Pasqal’s neutral-atom based quantum computers on Azure Quantum.
When the Pasqal system will become available on Azure Quantum later this year, it will be the first quantum processor leveraging neutral atom architecture available through Azure, providing end-users a range of new digital and analog quantum computational capabilities that are not possible with alternative types of quantum processors.
Pasqal’s quantum computing technology controls neutral atoms (atoms possessing an equal number of electrons and protons) with optical “tweezers,” using laser light to engineer full-stack processors with high connectivity and scalability. Its software-agnostic quantum processing units can operate at room temperature with lower energy, allowing the company to address complex problems more efficiently than classical computers.
On pace with the announced roadmaps of the most advanced quantum platforms, the company’s goal is to deliver a 1000-qubit quantum processor to the market by the end of 2023 to achieve value for customers across several vertical sectors, including finance, energy and supercomputing.
“Running algorithms on Pasqal’s neutral-atom hardware opens the door to unique capabilities no other quantum system offers,” said Georges-Olivier Reymond, CEO and founder of Pasqal. “With the availability of our system via Azure Quantum, we hope to accelerate the quantum programs of the platform’s community of quantum developers and researchers and ultimately help them achieve real-world solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.”
“Azure Quantum is a unified, open cloud ecosystem for quantum innovation, empowering customers to achieve impact with a diverse selection of quantum hardware, software, and solutions.” Said Dr. Krysta Svore, Distinguished Engineer, VP Quantum Software of Microsoft. “Pasqal’s neutral atoms quantum processors are a welcome addition to that ecosystem, providing Azure Quantum users with new computational possibilities, including analog quantum computation, opening up new avenues for pursuing real-world quantum impacts.”
This announcement builds on Pasqal’s market momentum. The company recently announced a collaboration with Aramco to develop quantum computing applications for the energy industry.In January, Pasqal announced a merger with Qu&Co, a leading quantum computational algorithm and software developer, making Pasqal the full-stack leader in neutral atom-based quantum computers.
Offering a broad range of quantum solutions across industries, Pasqal’s customers include Johnson & Johnson, LG, Airbus, BMW Group, EDF, Thales, MBDA, and Credit Agricole CIB.
Pre-registration for early access to Pasqal’s quantum computers through Azure Quantum opens today. If interested, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pasqal builds quantum computers from ordered neutral atoms in 2D and 3D arrays with the goal of bringing a practical quantum advantage to its customers in addressing real-world problems, especially in quantum simulation and optimization. Pasqal was founded in 2019 by Georges-Olivier Reymond, Christophe Jurczak, Professor Dr. Alain Aspect, Dr. Antoine Browaeys and Dr. Thierry Lahaye. Based in Palaiseau and Massy, south of Paris, Pasqal has secured more than €40 million in financing combining equity and non-dilutive funding from Quantonation, the Defense Innovation Fund, Runa Capital, BPI France, ENI and Daphni.