IT & Systems Management

Which companies are leading the quantum race?

The age of classical computers is coming to an end. Moore’s Law is beginning to hit the barriers of what physics will allow, and our need for ever-more intelligent and predictive systems demands a new way to make computers smarter and faster.

Enter quantum computing. Theoretically able to make even the most powerful supercomputers look plodding in comparison, quantum promises to revolutionize High Performance Computing.

According to Morgan Stanley, the quantum computing market could be worth $10bn by 2027. Because of this, companies of all shapes and sizes are looking at owning a piece of the quantum landscape. From historical giants like IBM and Nokia, the current big players such as Microsoft and Google, right down to smaller startups such as 1Qbit and Rigetti, all are looking to stake their claim. But which companies have the IP to back up their ambition?

Using PatSnap’s IP intelligence platform, IDG Connect was able to explore the quantum computing market and see which companies are filing the most patents, the rate at which they are filing, and the potential value each organization’s portfolio is worth.

Obviously, patents aren’t the only measure of innovation, but they do help indicate which companies are looking to commercialise the technology.

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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is a journalist at CSO Online. Previously he was Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

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