From the transistor to qubits, silicon marches on

From the very first transistors through the first forays into integrated circuits to today’s billions upon billions of microprocessor chips, silicon has been the backbone that has powered the computing and communications revolution, and today’s information age. Photonic believes that silicon—with its unique properties—will similarly power the imminent epoch of quantum information processing technology, which will surpass the technical advancements of the last half-century. Our revolutionary approach uses the exceptional properties of individual spin qubits in silicon, providing the path to scalability that has eluded quantum architectures until now.

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Spin Qubits
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Silicon Photonic Spin Qubits

Quantum on a Chip

Yes, you read that correctly.

Photonic is producing 2cm square silicon chips capable of holding a million+ qubits.


Photonic's breakthrough results with our silicon chips have upended many conventional assumptions in quantum computing.

Photonic has not only launched silicon into the quantum race, but cemented its position as the best chance of actually having quantum networks at our disposal in the near term.

Our modular, optically-linked, silicon spin qubits offer:

1,000,000 longer lifetimes

than the 1st-generation superconducting qubits

Telecoms networking

for modular computing and networking solutions

Massive scalability

for manufacturing

With silicon, we achieve best-in-class qubit quality, no crosstalk, and modular design – with enough space for all of the classical co-processing on the same 4 Kelvin silicon chip.