Technic joins the MATQu project
Technic is proud to announce its commitment to the MATQu project, which aims to pilot materials and technological options for quantum computing by bringing together leading European companies, universities and consortia. As the demand for complex computing and the ever-increasing volumes of data continue to grow, quantum computing is a key emerging technology. The breadth of Technic’s technology offerings in the fields of electrochemistry and semiconductor surface preparation, cleaning and etching provides a unique opportunity to accelerate development in this exciting field.
“MATQu – Materials for Quantum Computing”, led by the joint business office of Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics and Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (GS VUE/FMD) as well as Fraunhofer IAF, started in June 2021 with the intention of support the creation of a pan-European research infrastructure for advanced computing technologies. The project brings together Europe’s world-class research and technology organizations, industrial manufacturing facilities and leading application partners in the field of solid-state qubits – a subject of intense global competition – to realize the vision of a European supply chain for materials and processes .
The project will create a European ecosystem to extend the applicability of basic solid-state qubit components, such as superconducting Josephson junctions (SJJs), by improving materials, as well as processing and characterization technologies for the material. quantum computing. In the three-year project, SJJs are the primary use case, as they are currently the most mature semiconductor platform for realizing stable superconducting qubits.
The main technical objective of the “MATQu” project is to improve and transfer materials and technologies for superconducting qubits from laboratories to the market. Several project partners have extensive infrastructures suitable for this purpose and will contribute their expertise in materials, process integration and research to build robust and reproducible qubits. Industrial-grade manufacturing infrastructures will optimize process parameters and systematically improve the performance of superconducting qubits.
“As the demand for complex computing and ever-increasing volumes of data continue to grow, quantum computing is a key emerging technology. The breadth of Technic’s offerings in electrochemistry and semiconductor surface preparation, cleaning and etching provide a unique opportunity to accelerate development in this exciting field,” said Douglas Holmes, Chief Development Officer. global business of Semiconductor Technology.
Technic provides some of the most advanced solutions for semiconductor manufacturing and packaging in the industry, including electroplating chemistry, photoresist strippers, cleaners (post-etch residue removers), metal strippers and high-purity wet chemistry, as well as manufacturing equipment and analytical controls.