Record-breaking coherence times – Physics World Top 10 Breakthrough of 2013

Near-perfect quantum control

Surpassing quantum error correction thresholds

Creating the first quantum-logic device made from silicon – Physics World Top 10 Breakthrough of 2015

Creation and control of silicon quantum entanglement

The silicon tipping point has arrived

Over the past 50 years, quantum behaviours have become better understood, and harnessing those quantum behaviours has moved from impossible through theoretical to inevitable.

Industry analysts comment that "quantum computing is a candidate for a precipitous breakthrough that may come at any time."

Photonic's silicon-based quantum technologies bring that precipitous breakthrough within sight – addressing core questions quantum innovators have been working to answer for decades.

Slide 1,000,000 wired qubits on a chip were available? Slide those 1,000,000 qubits were stable enough to be programmed? Slide the coldest temperatures in the world were no longer required to run quantum algorithms? Slide we didn’t require a facility the size of a football field to hold 1,000,000 qubits? WHAT IF

At Photonic, we’re turning "what if" into "now". Photonic is removing traditional barriers to entry in the world of quantum by designing and manufacturing quantum technologies in silicon, the same material that powered the most disruptive technical revolutions of the past half-century.

Silicon remains the most compelling solution to the hardest technical challenges in quantum advancement. Learn why silicon always wins.

Silicon photonic spin qubits are the future

Our high-quality, photonic silicon spin qubits are:


These critical attributes are what will allow silicon spin qubits to power solutions to computational problems that have proven intractable to classical computing. Quantum algorithm companies serving industries ranging from cybersecurity to climate modelling to precision medicine have been waiting for a platform to deliver, so they can roll out their algorithms. Photonic is rounding the corner.

Meet our Chief Quantum Officer

Meet our Chief Quantum Officer




From Canada to the UK to Australia and back, Stephanie Simmons is home. And she's building a scalable silicon-based quantum computer.

Stephanie Simmons is the Founder and Chief Quantum Officer at Photonic.

Stephanie is driving the technical vision for next-generation quantum technologies based on silicon-based spin quantum bits. She is a world-leading expert in quantum technologies, silicon spin-photon interfaces, condensed matter spin dynamics and control, silicon integrated photonics, and quantum optics.

Learn more about Stephanie

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If you're developing quantum algorithms to  solve some of the world's biggest challenges,
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