Samsung collaborates with IISc to set up quantum technology labtext_fields
New Delhi: Samsung Semiconductor India Research (SSIR) on Thursday announced that it has joined hands with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru to set up a unique Quantum Technology Lab, a facility dedicated to advanced quantum technologies.
The lab aims to provide research and training support opportunities to dozens of faculty members and hundreds of students pursuing higher education, both in IISc and in other educational institutions, particularly in the fields of physics, engineering, computer science, and mathematics every year.
In a statement, CVP and MD of SSIR Balajee Sowrirajan said, "Our partnership with IISc for the establishment of the Quantum Technology Lab is to spearhead breakthroughs in quantum technologies, by empowering skilled workforce, fostering a collaborative innovation, strengthening national competitiveness, and transforming industries with significant societal impact”.
According to the company, the lab will serve as a centre for technological innovation, manpower training, and collaboration with national and international quantum research institutions.
With a focus on building indigenous quantum technologies, it will significantly contribute to building local development and putting India's research innovations on the international map, the company said.
"This collaboration with SSIR will strengthen the Institute’s cutting-edge infrastructure and expertise, providing our students and researchers with a unique opportunity to explore the limitless possibilities of quantum technologies," said IISc Prof. Govindan Rangarajan.
The Quantum Technology Lab will integrate cryogenic control chip with qubits, single photon sources, and detectors, and address reliability challenges in quantum technologies.
With inputs from IANS