Good Morning, In this eighth issue of Archer’s 2020 Newsletter, I wanted to invite shareholders and members of the general public to Archer’s joint webinar with IBM titled Quantum Computing: The Era of Quantum Advantage. We also recap some of the exciting progress the Company has made throughout a very active August.
Quantum Computing: The Era of Quantum Advantage
Archer is the first Australian company building a quantum computing processor chip to join the global IBM Q Network. Together with IBM, team members will give presentations for attendees to learn more about the scale of opportunity that quantum computing represents and how we are working together to increase the technology’s global adoption.
Over 265 people have now registered for the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to be involved in a questions and answers session with Archer’s Quantum Technology Manager, Dr Martin Fuechsle, and IBM Q Ambassador, Dr Adam Makarucha so we encourage our shareholders to register here. The webinar will be held on Tuesday 15 September 2020 at 9:00am Sydney time.
Even Einstein found quantum mechanics ‘spooky’
12CQ qubit processor chip is a world-first technology – a technology which is at the foundation of an emerging multibillion-dollar global industry. Archer aims to build the 12CQ chip for quantum computing operation at room-temperature and integration onboard modern electronic devices.
The Company’s technology development is currently focused on achieving quantum control of qubits – essential for chip operation. We recently built the quantum devices required for initial qubit control measurements and we did this end-to-end using in-house expertise at local world-class facilities.
Successfully achieving quantum information detection and control in single qubit components would be major validation, at a relatively early stage of the overall development of a quantum computing processor, of the commercial viability of the 12CQ chip. Archer remains on track in its 12CQ development.
Triple helix business model in action
As a materials technology company developing innovative deep tech, we have grown our available resources to include access to world-class infrastructure, facilities, R&D personnel, and best-in-class 3D and 2D printers through collaboration with the University of Adelaide, as a founding industry partner of the ARC Graphene Hub.
Archer has now utilised 3D printing in order to accelerate the prototyping of its graphene-based biosensor technology related to portable biosensor device handling and biosensing processes, including physical damage and contamination.
Importantly, the Company’s patent application related to the biosensor technology has now been published by WIPO and full details are available for viewing online. The availability of these specifications allows our shareholders and investors to better understand the technology and its competitive advantages.
Active contributions to a global deep tech ecosystem
Archer has recently become a member of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for the ICT industry, which is relevant to Archer’s key activities related to the ICT semiconductor sub-sector, including our 12CQ chip and biosensor technology development.
For the second time this year Archer has been invited to an international event in the UK. The Trade Mission to London Tech Week follows from our invitation to Chair at the Quantum.Tech conference. We are being acknowledged on the world stage due to our success and potential to make a positive impact in the quantum economy.
September will be an exciting month for Archer as we will be, amongst our other commercial development activities, attending both the Virtual Quantum Computing Summit (London) and the Virtual Trade Mission to London Tech Week 2020, and I look forward to updating you on the outcomes and key highlights of Archer’s progress.
Dr Mohammad Choucair, FRACI FRSN GAICD
Chief Executive Officer
Archer Materials Limited (ASX:AXE)