March 27, 2024


Archer develops new p-ESR chip and miniaturises its Biochip gFETs

Archer Materials’ March Newsletter details progress on its quantum and biochip technology journey, as we look to connect with other industry leaders at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco on such frontier technologies as artificial intelligence, quantum, and synthetic biology.

Pathway to precision sensing with new p-ESR chip 
Archer recently advanced its quantum chip project by developing an integrated pulsed electron spin resonance (p-ESR) microsystem, with research partner École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. The p-ESR microsystem is designed to detect and analyse materials for important signs of quantum electron spin manipulation at a very small scale.

The p-ESR chip is a cutting-edge technology development in the industry. Archer and EPFL have engineered something new by creating the p-ESR chip. Not only is it a valuable tool in advancing Archer’s 12CQ chip project, but it opens a potential pathway toward precision sensing in integrated and portable electronic devices.

Miniaturisation of Biochip gFET chip design 
Easier in the month, Archer designed a miniaturised version of its Biochip graphene field effect transistor (gFET) chip for fabrication at a commercial foundry.

The team made the total size of the chip smaller by redesigning the layout of the circuits creating gFET transistors, which acts as a sensor. Each chip contains multiple gFETs.

The chip will be fabricated by Applied Nanolayers, based in the Netherlands, and will be diced and assembled at Archer’s outsourced semiconductor assembly and testing partner, AOI Electronics in Japan. Delivery of the packaged chips is anticipated in mid-2024.

GenAI and quantum to lead digital transformation across ANZ
The IT Brief reports on some new industry research that finds Generative AI, along with quantum computing, will play a key part in influencing the digital transformation across Australia and New Zealand. It also noted that the National Quantum Strategy suggests Australia could be recognised as a leader in the global quantum industry. Archer is playing an early role in Australia’s quantum sector with the research and development of its 12CQ chip.

WEF’s Global Technology Retreat 2024 
As art of our partnership with the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR), I will be attending its Global Technology Retreat event in May 2024 in San Francisco.

300 leaders from industry, government, academia, including C4IR members, will meet to discuss the opportunities and challenges arising from technology convergence. The programme will focus on building impact-oriented networks and initiatives, aiming to create meaningful global communities engaged in such frontier technologies as artificial intelligence, quantum, and synthetic biology.


Dr Mohammad Choucair, FRACI FRSN GAICD
Chief Executive Officer
Archer Materials Limited (ASX: AXE)

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