A joint effort will establish a quantum innovation accelerator in Singapore
SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 27, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading provider of advanced design and validation solutions, and Singapore’s Quantum Engineering Program (QEP) have signed a memorandum agree to collaborate in accelerating the research, development and teaching of quantum technologies.
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National University of Singapore (NUS), Quantum Engineering Program (QEP) and Keysight MOU signature. From left to right; Dr. Chen Guan Yow, Vice President and Head (New Ventures), Economic Development Council; Mr. Quek Gim Pew, Co-Chair of the QEP Steering Committee and Principal R&D Consultant for the Ministry of Defence; Professor Chen Tsuhan, Vice President (Research and Technology), NUS; Mr. Oh Sang Ho, Keysight Asia South Pacific Regional Sales Manager; Mr. Gooi Soon Chai, President of Keysight Digital Order Fulfillment and Operations and Senior Vice President of Keysight; and Mr. Tan Boon Juan, vice president and general manager of Keysight General Electronics Measurement Solutions. (Photo: BusinessWire)
The QEP was launched in 2018 by the National Research Foundation, Singapore (NRF) and hosted at the National University of Singapore (NUS), with the aim of supporting research on quantum technologies and building ecosystems. The program funds projects in the fields of quantum computing, quantum communication and security, quantum sensing, as well as a quantum foundry, which are expected to lead to practical uses.
Keysight is well positioned to provide modular and scalable quantum control systems, leveraging the company’s expertise in advanced measurement equipment, qubit control solutions, and precise measurement instrumentation, which enable researchers to design and perhaps scale next-generation systems to harness the power of quantum computing. and other quantum devices.
“It will take a team effort to deliver on the promise of quantum technologies, whether it’s better computing performance or more secure communications. We are pleased that Keysight is joining the Quantum Engineering Program Partners to support this work in Singapore,” said Alexander Ling, Director of QEP. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at NUS and a Principal Investigator at the Center for Quantum Technologies.
Under the MOU, QEP and Keysight will closely cooperate in the development of quantum instrument sets, as well as technologies that enable quantum systems to be scalable and deployable. In addition, they will set up a program called “Quantum Joint Innovation Accelerator” which will give researchers participating in the QEP easy access to several software design tools and advanced test and measurement equipment from Keysight. Researchers can apply to evaluate Keysight measurement tools in their labs and access equipment housed at Keysight’s premises in Singapore.
“We are delighted to support QEP with quantum testing solutions based on our expertise in advanced quantum measurement and engineering technologies,” said Sang Ho Oh, general manager for Asia South Pacific at Keysight Technologies. “As the quantum ecosystem continues to grow, Keysight will provide solutions that will enable Singapore’s ecosystem to accelerate the research, development and education of quantum technologies.”
“Keysight and QEP will establish a collaborative framework to accelerate research and development in the emerging quantum technology ecosystem,” said BJ Tan, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s general electronics measurement solutions. “Having this leading upstream research partnership will open up new frontiers and new developments, which will propel industry innovations for years to come.”
About the Quantum Engineering Program (QEP)
The Quantum Engineering Program (QEP) in Singapore will apply quantum technologies to solve user-defined problems, funding research and supporting the building of ecosystems. Its work focuses on four pillars: quantum sensing, quantum communication and security, quantum computing, and the creation of a national quantum factory-free foundry. The program was launched in 2018 by the National Research Foundation of Singapore and is hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS). More information is available at qepsg.org.
About National University of Singapore (NUS)
The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, offering a holistic approach to education, research and entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on Asian perspectives and expertise. We have 17 faculties across three campuses in Singapore, with over 40,000 students from 100 countries enriching our vibrant and diverse campus community. We have also implemented our NUS Overseas Colleges program in over 15 cities around the world.
Our multidisciplinary and hands-on approach to education, research and entrepreneurship enables us to work closely with industry, government and academia to solve critical and complex issues affecting Asia and the world. Researchers in our faculties, 30 university-level research institutes, research centers of excellence and corporate laboratories focus on themes that include energy; environmental and urban sustainability; disease treatment and prevention; active aging; advanced materials; risk management and resilience of financial systems; Asian studies; and Smart Nation capabilities such as artificial intelligence, data science, operations research and cybersecurity.
For more information about NUS, please visit https://www.nus.edu.sg/
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight provides advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s commitment to speed and accuracy extends to software insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster throughout the development lifecycle, in design simulation, validation prototypes, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider, and cloud environments. Our customers span global markets in communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductors and general electronics. Keysight generated $4.9 billion in revenue in fiscal 2021. For more information about Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS), visit us at www.keysight.com.
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