IonQ Plans to Establish First Dedicated US-based QC Manufacturing Facility
Authors: Bob Sorensen and Tom Sorensen
Publication Date: 1 2023
Length: 1 pages
US quantum computing (QC) supplier IonQ recently announced plans to build what it is calling the first US-based QC manufacturing plant. The 65,000 square foot facility, scheduled for completion in the first half of 2024, will be located outside Seattle, Washington and will most likely be targeted for the firm’s next-generation 32-qubit Aria quantum computer. The facility is also slated to become IonQ’s second internal data center, but there were no announced details whether this new center will either supplant or augment IonQ’ s existing cloud service provider relationships with Azure Quantum, Amazon Bracket, and Google Cloud, that currently support access to IonQ systems.
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