09-25-2023 othersToshiba Europe Limited
Toshiba announces strategic investment in quantum technology with opening of cutting-edge commercial hub with product development and manufacturing facility in the UK
Toshiba has officially opened the new, cutting edge Quantum Technology Centre. The new facility, located in the Cambridge Science Park, is a commercial offshoot from the Toshiba Cambridge Research Laboratory and represents a £20 million investment from Toshiba into the development of quantum-secure networking solutions and will initially create over 30 new jobs in high-technology industry.
09-25-2023 othersSoftBank Corp., The University of Tokyo
SoftBank Corp. and The University of Tokyo Launch Joint Research Collaboration towards the Societal Implementation of Quantum Computing via the Quantum Innovation Initiative Consortium
SoftBank Corp. and The University of Tokyo announced they launched a joint research collaboration in September 2023 with a view to the business utilization of quantum computers. In relation, SoftBank joined the Quantum Innovation Initiative Consortium (“QII Consortium”), operated by The University of Tokyo.
08-01-2023 Case StudiesQunaSys Inc.
QunaSys releases QURI, quantum chemistry calculation cloud service
QunaSys developed and released QURI, a web application that allows users to easily perform quantum chemical calculations using quantum algorithms.
07-25-2023 othersSoftBank Corp.
SoftBank Corp. Launches Joint Research with Keio University with View to Business Utilization of Quantum Computers
SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) launched a joint research collaboration with Keio University with a view to the business utilization of quantum computers. Initially research will be conducted in the field of quantum chemistry, which involves the quantum mechanical analysis of molecules and nuclei.SoftBank will dispatch researchers to the Keio University Quantum Computing Center to simulate nuclear quantum effects (NQEs) which cannot be efficiently computed by classical computers. These simulations will be performed using Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) computers, and will be used to investigate the mechanisms of chemical phenomena and validate NISQ use cases for social implementation. SoftBank will continue to conduct research in multiple fields including quantum machine learning and optimization planning, and work with mobile technologies such as 5G and 6G communication systems and IoT to contribute to the social implementation of quantum computers.
07-14-2023 othersGroovenauts, Inc.
MUFG Bank and Groovenauts Form Capital and Business Alliance
MUFG Bank and Groovenauts, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a capital and business alliance to utilize AI and quantum technologies, and MUFG Bank has acquired approximately 18% of Groovenauts’ outstanding shares. As a result, Groovenauts will become an equity-method affiliate of MUFG Bank.
06-27-2023 Case StudiesFixstars Corporation
Customer Interview – Fixstars Amplify
Using Quantum Computing Technology in Distribution Center
In October 2022, Sumitomo Corporation began operating an “Optimal Employee Arrangement System (magiQanneal)” for logistics centers. The system was developed using the quantum computing cloud service called “Fixstars Amplify.” We have published an interview in which we asked about the impetus for the use of quantum computer technology, the efforts leading up to its introduction, and the results achieved after its introduction.
06-19-2023 Case StudiesFixstars Corporation
Testimonial: Fixstars Amplify
Used SQBM+ and Fixstars Amplify SDK in combination, and found them to be highly compatible.
“I found it very convenient to be able to try various Ising machines just by switching the solver part. Especially for large-scale problems, there are differences in calculation results depending on the characteristics of each machine.”
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
06-15-2023 othersJij Inc.
Partner Collaboration for Mathematical Optimization Cloud Service JijZept™.
Jij Inc. is committed to “creating an operating system for society” for an adaptation of mathematical optimization into real-world businesses. To realize this vision, Jij has developed JijZept™, a cloud service that simplifies the development of mathematical optimization processes from formulation to implementation to evaluation while supporting cutting-edge technologies such as quantum and Ising optimization technology. In our quest to bring this vision to fruition, we are thrilled to announce the launch of a partnership initiative based on JijZept™.
06-15-2023 othersToshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
Toshiba Digital Solutions and Classiq to Collaborate on Gate-based Quantum Computing ～Promoting use case exploration and platform software development in the industrial fields～
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation and Classiq Technologies Ltd. signed a technology collaboration agreement in the gate-based quantum computing.
05-30-2023 DemonstrationsFixstars Corporation
Customer Interview: Fixstars Amplify
Value enhancement of the optimization solution “Fiboat” through effective utilization of quantum computers.
Interview article with Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., which is working on the business development of their optimization solution “Fiboat” using Fixstars Amplify. They optimized the power consumption of the cooling equipment in the data center using quantum computers and confirmed a power reduction effect of approximately 10% under certain conditions.