Customers will benefit from Sigma-i's expertise in working with D-Wave's quantum annealer. Sigma-i's services will incorporate best practices and application development methodologies, accelerating quantum technologies focused on manufacturing applications. This milestone contract will allow for both expansion of real-world quantum application development and further investigation, publication, and research and development.
"With this announcement, Japanese researchers and forward-thinking businesses can now benefit from the combination of Sigma-i's deep quantum expertise and D-Wave's powerful quantum systems to further quantum computing throughout Japan", stated Vern Brownell, CEO of D-Wave. "This contract signals the ongoing growth of our Cloud business and the increasing interest in quantum computing world-wide."
"In Japan, many companies look forward to the real-world applications that quantum computing can and will bring", stated Masayuki Ohzeki, CEO of Sigma-i. "This contract couples our quantum expertise with D-Wave's powerful quantum computing systems, bridging the gap between industry and academia, and ushering in a new era of quantum computing in Japan."