“We’re excited to see Azure Quantum customers run their programs on IonQ quantum computers for the first time,” said Peter Chapman, CEO of IonQ. “We’ve seen a ton of excitement from all corners about our ion-based approach, and are thrilled to expand access to our quantum capabilities through Microsoft’s network.”
“IonQ brings a unique approach to quantum computing with tremendous potential,” said Krysta Svore, General Manager of Quantum Systems at Microsoft. “This partnership brings world-class quantum computing capabilities to Azure Quantum, and we’re excited to continue working together to realize the full benefits of quantum computers.”
IonQ’s trapped-ion approach offers the most promise for making reliable, scalable quantum computing a reality. Recently, the company announced a further $55M in funding from Samsung Electronics, Mubadala Capital, GV, Amazon, and NEA, and built the largest programmable quantum computer to date, demonstrating performance benchmarks that no other quantum computer has been able to match.