Special Event
Quantum West Business Summit: Establishing Robust Supply Chains and Enabling Volume Manufacturing for Quantum Technologies
31 January 2024 • 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 155 (Upper Mezzanine South) 
For the full potential of quantum-based technologies to be realized, components, devices and systems must achieve volume manufacturing. This implies the existence of a robust supply chain with multiple vendor options at each stage to reduce the risk of shortages and gaps in the process. A series of industry and government experts will present the current state of the field as well as the opportunities and challenges moving forward as the industry seeks to build a healthy supply chain enabling a stout, stable manufacturing process.


Host

Anjul Loiacono​
 
 
Anjul Loiacono​
Vice President Quantum Matter Platforms
Infleqtion (United States)


Presenters


Defining and strengthening supply chains within the International Council of Quantum Industry Associations

The quantum realm is rapidly evolving, and with it, the need for robust, interconnected supply chains that can support this dynamic industry. Since signing a landmark MoU at the last Quantum West, the four organizations comprising the International Council of Quantum Industry Associations (ICQIA) have been collaborating to advance the transition of quantum technologies to the commercial marketplace. The ICQIA includes the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), the European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC), Quantum Industry Canada (QIC), and the Quantum Strategic Industry Alliance for Revolution (Q-STAR) in Japan. A key highlight of this collaboration is the "QC Landscape Map," a detailed representation of the quantum ecosystem and its supply chains. Join ICQIA representatives as they unveil insights from this important study, showcasing how international cooperation is shaping the future of quantum technology.

Lisa Lambert
 
 
Lisa Lambert
CEO
Quantum Industry Canada (Canada)

Katsuyuki Hanai
 
 
Mr. Katsuyuki Hanai
Business Unit Manager, ICT Solutions Division
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation (Japan)
Chair, Subcommittee on Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Communications
Q-STAR (Japan)


Qu-Pilot: A European step towards quantum microsystem pilot lines

Qu-Pilot is a large-scale collaborative project, financed by the European Union, consisting of 21 partners from 9 different countries with the aim to develop and provide access to federation of European fabrication (production) capabilities for quantum technologies, building on and linking together existing infrastructures in Europe [1]. Qu-Pilot will implement the first stage of the capability innovation roadmap for providing experimental (pilot) production capabilities and a roadmap for transferring such capabilities to a stable production environment. The project will provide experimental production capabilities for quantum technologies for computing, communication and /or sensing through European research and technology organizations available to users, including industry, in particular SMEs. Qu-Pilot technologies include superconducting, photonics, semiconducting and diamond quantum devices and microsystems.

Since the start of the project in early 2023, work has been on hand to update existing infrastructure and in mid-2024 open calls targeted to industry will be initiated to enable the infrastructure to be tested and experience gained in manufacturing. (Please note: this presentation is co-authored by Mika Prunella, VTT (Finland)).

Robert Harrison
 
 
Robert Harrison
Partner
Sonnenberg Harrison (Germany/France)


Stay Ready: Hamamatsu’s approach to ensuring robust & resilient supply chains

Hamamatsu Photonics has been providing photonic solutions for over 70 years. This presentation will cover the approach Hamamatsu Photonics has formulated to ensure we can provide our customers a stable supply of our products, and the challenges to emerging market

Takaaki Otake
 
 
Takaaki Otake
Applications Engineer
Hamamatsu Corporation (United States)


Yes, Quantum is ready for volume manufacturing

So, Quantum is ready, but is the Supply Chain ready? This talk will first review which application areas within Quantum are suited for Manufacturing, and then take a look at some details associated with scaling up manufacturing to meet the market need. These details include vapor cell and vacuum cell manufacturing, lasers and photonic integrated circuits, and traditional manufacturing issues such as testing, characterization, Verification and Validation, and automation. Where are the holes, what is currently being addressed, what is not being addressed, and who will fund these developments?

Chris Wood
 
 
Chris Wood
CTO
Infleqtion (United States)