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D-Wave Announces New Commercial Customer Engagements, Cross-Platform Product Enhancements at Qubits 2023

Customer wins and renewals span multitude of industries, point to growing commercial adoption of D-Wave’s practical quantum computing solutions

D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS), a leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services and the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers, today announced new and renewed commercial customer engagements along with product updates for its annealing and gate model quantum computing solutions at the company’s annual global Qubits 2023 user conference. D-Wave’s continued commercial customer momentum and product innovations reflect the accelerating adoption of quantum computing solutions and growing recognition of the technology’s ability to unlock business value, today.

Commercial Adoption of D-Wave’s Practical Quantum Solutions Grows

Now in its seventh year, Qubits, D-Wave’s annual user conference, has become one of the premiere quantum computing industry events, differentiated by its focus on real-world applications of quantum technology that can deliver business value today. Live from Miami and streaming virtually, Qubits 2023 is providing business and technology leaders, developers, and researchers the opportunity to hear directly from quantum practitioners about how they’re using D-Wave technology to tackle complex business challenges. Quantum-hybrid applications on display at Qubits include solutions from: Mastercard (customer loyalty and rewards allocation), Davidson Technologies (missile defense optimization), Recruit Group (TV commercial allocation), Pattison Food Group (grocery operations optimization), SavantX (port operations optimization), and many more.

In addition to showcasing commercial quantum applications at Qubits, D-Wave today announced that it has recently added a number of customers to its portfolio, representing a diverse set of potential use cases. New and renewing commercial customers working with D-Wave on quantum-hybrid use cases include Siemens Healthineers, Unisys, and Davidson Technologies. Signaling a growing interest and commitment by businesses to incorporate quantum into their compute infrastructures, the companies are exploring a variety of potential applications spanning medical imaging, military optimization, and vehicle routing.

“Practical quantum computing solutions are becoming essential to helping businesses compete, innovate, and grow,” said Dr. Alan Baratz, CEO of D-Wave. “As we gather at our annual Qubits user conference in Miami this week, the commercialization of quantum is on full display. Currently, more than 60 companies are working with us on real-world quantum-hybrid applications that are unlocking business value, today. Unlike other modalities, annealing quantum computing is commercial-grade and enterprise-ready, and customers are realizing the benefits of this powerful technology now.”

Product Updates Reflect New Milestones for Both Annealing and Gate Model Platforms

In support of the Clarity product roadmap announced at the last Qubits conference in 2021, D-Wave today shared a number of updates, furthering its consistent track record of delivering ground-breaking technology innovations and powerful, usable quantum systems, software, and tools to market.

D-Wave shared progress toward its next generation Advantage2™ annealing quantum computing system, which is expected to feature 7000+ qubits and 20-way connectivity, and will be implemented in a new lower-noise fabrication stack, all to enable customers to solve more complex problems with greater precision, including:

  • Improvements in qubit coherence: A significant 4x reduction in noise was demonstrated for qubits within prototype processors fabricated from a newly developed lower noise fabrication process. This means higher coherence qubits and is expected to lead to additional performance gains for the Advantage2 quantum system, beyond those already achieved and released in the Advantage2 experimental prototype that was made available in the Leap TM quantum cloud service in June 2022
  • Launch of new problem visualizer: The OceanTM SDK and problem visualizer are now updated to reflect the higher Advantage2 connectivity (20-way), highlighting more compact embedding that enables larger, more complex problems and better solutions

Demonstrating continued advancement of its software solutions, D-Wave also showcased several recent enhancements to its constrained quadratic model (CQM) hybrid solver in Leap, including:

  • Continuous variables: enabling better representation of constrained problems – such as production capacity, available funds, and asset tracking – by using continuous variables and thus expanding the scope of quantum solutions into the Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) space
  • Weighted constraints: allowing quantum developers to more easily and accurately model problems where it is not possible to satisfy all constraints through classical computing logic
  • Pre-solve techniques: reducing the size of problems and allowing for larger models to be submitted to the hybrid solver by removing unnecessary variables and constraints to achieve a cleaner data set

Also at Qubits, D-Wave shared continued progress in the development of its gate model computing system, revealing several milestones, including:

  • Scalable qubit designed and readout method validated: D-Wave is currently benchmarking 1- and 2-qubit fluxonium qubit circuits manufactured in our fabrication process and has validated a new scalable readout method for gate model architecture. In addition, D-Wave has completed a first iteration of a logical qubit design, which leverages new scalable control and readout technologies
  • Gate model simulator launched in Ocean: D-Wave has introduced a new gate model simulator in the Ocean suite of open-source tools, enabling developers to construct quantum circuits, create and add quantum gates to any circuit, and simulate circuits on our performant state-vector simulator

“Our relentless and on-time product delivery reflects a deep commitment to ongoing innovation that accelerates quantum computing adoption, usage and customer value,” Dr. Baratz said. “Through the continued development of our quantum annealing and gate model quantum solutions, we’re focused on building and delivering the full breadth of quantum solutions to our customers, both today and into the future, bringing our unique cross-platform vision to life.”

Qubits runs January 17-19, 2023. If you’re interested in viewing the event, please register and tune in here. A recording of the conference will be available for replay after the event concludes.

About D-Wave Quantum Inc.

D-Wave (NYSE: QBTS) is a leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software, and services, and is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers—and the only company building both annealing quantum computers and gate-model quantum computers. Our mission is to unlock the power of quantum computing today to benefit business and society. We do this by delivering customer value with practical quantum applications for problems as diverse as logistics, artificial intelligence, materials sciences, drug discovery, scheduling, cybersecurity, fault detection, and financial modeling. D-Wave’s technology is being used by some of the world’s most advanced organizations, including NEC Corporation, Volkswagen, DENSO, Lockheed Martin, Forschungszentrum Jülich, University of Southern California, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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