The news was confirmed today (15th March) as part of an effort to ensure cryogenics are ready for the next steps in large-scale quantum computing.
Under such plans, Linde will contribute it experience in large cryogenic installations and Bluefors will provide its ultra-low temperature interface needed for quantum computing.
Together, as part of the initial phase of the partnership, the companies will focus on identifying how the technologies work best together.
John van der Velden, Senior Vice-President Global Sales & Technology at Linde Engineering, commented, “I am happy that we, as two world leaders within their respective sectors, take on this challenge.”
“The market potential for the technology is significant, since quantum computing will enable complex or real-time task processing, to name just a few examples: in healthcare modelling, banking and finance, autonomous driving, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.”
Rob Blaauwgeers, CEO Bluefors, added, “After our first meetings, it was clear to both Bluefors and Linde that this was a perfect match for the next phases.”
“Linde shares the same values regarding product quality and reliability and has a long experience in providing large scale cryogenics, which is a necessity in the next steps of quantum computing scale-up.”