Pasqal, an international leader in neutral atom-based quantum computing, recently reported a multi-year research partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software to develop the domain of quantum computational multiphysics simulation.
Siemens is a worldwide leader in the domain of computer-aided engineering. Pasqal’s exclusive quantum techniques to solve difficult nonlinear differential equations are projected to improve the execution of Siemens’ software solutions which are employed for computer-aided product design and testing in the electronics, automotive, aerospace, energy sectors and so on.
The first stage of the partnership is marked for a period of 3.5 years and will involve scientists from both companies, as well as from Exeter University - Pasqal's academic partner. The project is completely sponsored by Siemens and includes a funded academic working in the research team of theoretical physics professor Oleksandr Kyriienko.
The project is founded on Pasqal’s current body of research in the domain, including its approaches for cracking nonlinear differential equations. For years, it was undefined whether quantum computers could outdo conventional computers in this domain, but Pasqal’s latest progress in this field makes these approaches favorable options for near-term quantum benefit.
Pasqal scientists have created a unique digital-analog implementation customized for its neutral-atoms quantum processors, which renders these executions 30 times more proficient than on superconducting quantum processors.
Our collaboration with Siemens will explore how quantum computing can benefit Siemens’ customers who are looking for more accurate ‘digital-twin’ prototyping, which can reduce the need for costly and time-consuming physical prototyping in sectors like automotive, electronics, energy, and aerospace.
Georges-Olivier Reymond, CEO and Founder, Pasqal
“We’re proud to collaborate with Siemens, a technology giant and innovator, to apply and expand our quantum solutions to solve real-world problems with significant business impact,” Reymond added.
The partnership enables Siemens to make the most of Pasqal's quantum solutions and understand how to accelerate the advance of quantum-improved solutions for its clients.
For Pasqal, this partnership is based on the company’s impetus since its union with Qu&Co earlier this year, which shaped a world-class full-stack quantum computing company with a robust focus on industrial uses and a stellar listing of industrial customers such as MBDA, Johnson & Johnson, Airbus, LG, BMW Group, Thales, EDF and Credit Agricole CIB.
We look forward to seeing how quantum computing can yield a significant near-term benefit for our clients. Pasqal’s algorithms for solving differential equations and its neutral atom quantum processors are ideally suited to solve the computational problems which are most relevant and challenging for our clients, and we look forward to working with Pasqal to advance this field.
Jean Claude Ercolanelli, Senior Vice President, Simulation and Test Solutions, Siemens Digital Industries Software
The quantum computing technology of Pasqal regulates neutral atoms (atoms having an equal number of protons and electrons) with optical “tweezers,” utilizing laser light to design full-stack processors possessing unparalleled connectivity, high scalability and long coherence times.
Its software-agnostic quantum processing systems can work at ambient temperature with lower energy, permitting the company to look at complex challenges more efficiently than conventional computers.