QRL Primary Report, 2024

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China uses foreign machines to make quantum computers

KF-C72-300, a 76-qubit quantum chip, can work only at a temperature close to absolute zero. Photo: Origin Quantum

11th January 2024

A Chinese company has made a 72-qubit superconducting quantum chip with foreign machines as the United States’s curbs failed to slow China’s development in this area.

Origin Quantum, a Hefei-based quantum computer maker, on January 6 officially launched its third-generation quantum computer called Wukong, which uses the name of the Monkey King in Chinese mythology as the superhero can transform into 72 different forms.

11th January 2024