ID Quantique

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ID Quantique SA
Private (venture funded)
Industry Quantum Cryptography
Hardware Random Number Generators
Key Management
Photon Counting
Founded Geneva, Switzerland
(2001; 14 years ago (2001))
Founders Gregoire Ribordi
Nicolas Gisin
Hugo Zbinden
Olivier Guinnard
Headquarters Geneva, GE, Switzerland
Coordinates Coordinates: 46°10′48″N 6°08′07″E / 46.1800886°N 6.1353231°E / 46.1800886; 6.1353231
Area served
Products Quantum Hardware Random Number Generators
Quantum Key Generation
Quantum Key Distribution
Network Encryptors
Photon Counting

ID Quantique (IDQ) is a Swiss company located in Geneva, Switzerland which provides quantum key distribution (QKD) systems, single photon counters, and hardware random number generators. The company was founded in 2001 as a spin-off of the Group of Applied Physics at the University of Geneva.

In 2004, the company was the first in the world to bring a quantum key distribution system to a commercial market.[1]


  1. ^ Although the commercial availability was announced earlier, the first orders were shipped to customers around 2004.

External links[edit]

Website of the company