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Israel’s 'Microsoft of Quantum Computing' Makes Its Move

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An IBM quantum computer.

The company, Classiq, said it had developed a “technological solution that facilitates a simpler way for quantum computer software development and allows people who are not necessarily quantum specialists in programming this type of software.”

Credit: IBM

Two days after the Defense Ministry announced an NIS 200 million commitment to building Israel's first quantum computer, one of Israel's leading quantum computing "software" companies, Classiq, announced an influx of $33 million in investment.

Classiq was founded in 2020 by Nir Minerbi (also CEO and former IDF Talpiot, 8200, and Rafael alumnus), Dr. Yehuda Naveh (also Chief Technology Officer and top academic) and Amir Naveh (also Vice President of R&D as well as former IDF Talpiot and Defense Ministry alumni)

A statement from the company predicted that quantum computing will reach commercial maturity within only two years, even if some national security applications may take several years longer.


From The Jerusalem Post (Israel)
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