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The 12CQ Project

Why This?

Quantum computing represents the next generation of powerful computing. A qubit processor is the most crucial hardware component of a quantum computer.

Archer is developing a qubit processor chip, that could potentially operate at room temperature and integrate into modern electronics.

Current quantum computing technologies are limited in ownership and use because they use qubit processors that can only operate at low temperatures and/or are difficult to integrate in modern electronics.

The successful development of Archer’s 12CQ room-temperature qubit processor chip could potentially provide a breakthrough solution to the widespread use and ownership of quantum computing powered technology, owing to the unique materials properties of the 12CQ chip.

The 12CQ qubit processor chip is being built by the Archer team in Sydney, Australia, in a world-class semiconductor foundry with an ISO Class 5 Level cleanroom housing state-of-art nanofabrication instrumentation. The work is led by Archer CEO and 12CQ inventor Dr Mohammad Choucair, and Archer’s Quantum Technology Manager Dr Martin Fuechsle, the inventor of the single-atom transistor. The 12CQ chip is based on work published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, and patent application filed in Australasia, the EU, and US.

Why Now?

Australia has a critical mass of expertise in quantum computing and is at the forefront of the industry. There are currently very few publicly listed companies that offer exposure to financial returns from quantum computing technology.

The quantum computing industry forms a niche but quickly growing part of the global half-a-trillion-dollar semiconductor industry, which generates the highest value in investment returns through the step-change development of technology and underlying intellectual property.

Successful commercialisation of Archer’s 12CQ qubit processor chip technology could catalyse the global quantum computing industry by servicing existing and emerging consumer markets reliant on increased computational power like artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies like digital currencies.

What Key Milestones we aim to Achieve

Our strategy is to develop a qubit processor chip that can be directly sold and the intellectual property rights to the chip technology sublicensed by:

De-risking the technology by building a room-temperature operational qubit processor chip prototype. Development involves assembling and testing chip components by applying a deep understanding of nanotechnology, materials chemistry, and quantum physics.

Establishing partnerships with highly resourced organisations in the semiconductor industry. Commercial development involves prosecuting patent applications in Australasia, Europe and the US, to provide the commercial freedom to operate in these markets.

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