List of companies involved in quantum computing or communication

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Company Date initiated Area Affiliate University or Research Institute Headquarters
1QBit 1 December 2012 Computing Vancouver, Canada
River Lane Research 2016 Applications, software & benchmarking Cambridge, UK
Accenture[1] 14 June 2017 Computing
imec[2] Silicon Quantum Computing Belgium
Airbus[3] 2015 Computing Blagnac, France
Aliyun (Alibaba Cloud)[4] 30 July 2015 Computing/Communication[4][5] Chinese Academy of Sciences [6][5][7] Hangzhou, China
AT&T[8] 2011 Communication Dallas, TX, USA
Atos[9] Communication Bezons, France
Booz Allen Hamilton[10] Computing Tysons Corner, VA, USA
BT[11] Communication London, UK
Carl Zeiss AG[12] University College London Oberkochen, Germany
Cambridge Quantum Computing Limited[13] Communication Cambridge, UK
D-Wave 1 January 1999 Computing Burnaby, Canada
Elyah[14] 06 June 2018 Computing Dubai, UAE
Everettian Technologies[15] 1 September 2017 Computing Waterloo, Canada
Fujitsu[16] 28 September 2015 Communication University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan
Google QuAIL[17] 16 May 2013 Computing UCSB Mountain View, CA, USA
HP[18][19] Computing[18]/Communication[19] Palo Alto, CA, USA
Hitachi Computing University of Cambridge, University College London Tokyo, Japan
Honeywell[20][21] Computing Georgia Tech,[20] University of Maryland[21] Morris Plains, NJ, USA
HRL Laboratories Computing Malibu, CA, USA
Huawei Noah's Ark Lab[22] Communication Nanjing University Shenzhen, China
IBM[23] 10 September 1990[24] Computing MIT[25] Armonk, NY, USA
ID Quantique 1 July 2001 Communication Geneva, Switzerland
ionQ[26][27] Computing University of Maryland, Duke University College Park, MD, USA
InfiniQuant[28] Communication Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Erlangen, Germany
Intel[29] 3 September 2015 Computing TU Delft Santa Clara, CA, USA
KPN[30] Communication The Hague, Netherlands
Lockheed Martin Computing University of Southern California, University College London Bethesda, MD, USA
MagiQ Communication Somerville, MA, USA
Microsoft Research QuArC 19 December 2011 Computing TU Delft, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Sydney, Purdue University, University of Maryland, ETH Zurich, UCSB Redmond, WA, USA
Microsoft Research Station Q 22 April 2005 Computing UCSB Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Mitsubishi[31] Communication Tokyo, Japan
NEC Corporation[32] 29 April 1999[33] Communication University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan
Nokia Bell Labs[34][35] Computing University of Oxford Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Northrop Grumman Computing West Falls Church, VA, USA
NTT Laboratories[36] Computing Bristol University Tokyo, Japan
Q-Ctrl[37][38][39] 2017 Computing[note 1] Sydney, Australia
Qbitlogic International[40] 2014[41] Computing Atlanta, GA, USA[41]
QC Ware[42] 2014[43] Palo Alto, California, USA[43]
Qilimanjaro[44] 2018 Computing Barcelona, Spain
Qnami[45] 2017 Quantum Sensing University of Basel Basel, Switzerland
Qrithm 2016 Algorithms Pasadena, California, USA
Quantum Numbers Corp 2016 Quantum Encryption Université de Sherbrooke Brossard, Quebec, Canada
QuintessenceLabs Communication Deakin, ACT, Australia
QxBranch 2014 Computing Washington, D.C., USA
Raytheon/BBN[46] Computing/Communication MIT Cambridge, MA, USA
Rigetti Computing Computing Berkeley California, USA
Siemens Healthineers Computing University College London Erlangen, Germany.
Delft Circuits Hardware QuTech Delft, The Netherlands
RIKEN[47] Computing Tokyo University of Science Wako, Japan
Strangeworks Computing Austin Texas, USA
Toshiba[48] Communication University of Cambridge Tokyo, Japan
Xanadu[49] 2017 Computation Toronto, Canada
Zapata Computing[50] 2018 Computing Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


  1. ^ Q-Ctrl also develops quantum sensing technology that has applications outside of quantum computing and communication.


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