President touts quantum computer as milestone in tech progress
President Tsai Ing-wen is describing the development of a new superconducting quantum computer as being "a significant stride in Taiwan's quantum technology."
The statement comes as Academia Sinica has been reporting on the progress in research made by its Thematic Center for Quantum Computer. Speaking at a forum organized to highlight the research program, Tsai lauded the breakthrough as a "testament to Taiwan's prowess in the field."
The plan was initiated by Academia Sinica over three years ago and the new computer was developed through a quantum technology project funded by the National Science and Technology Council. Academia Sinica says it partnered with the Industrial Technology Research Institute and the National Applied Research Laboratories as well several local and American universities.
The new quantum computer provides online services to programme participants and is being used by developers as a platform for developing complementary metal oxide semiconductor and parametric amplifier technologies.