D-Wave's mission is to commercialize superconducting quantum computational systems - and thus to make available the vast power and speed of quantum computers to industrial customers.

A privately-held corporation based in Vancouver, Canada, D-Wave is driving the development of computing platforms which use the principles of quantum mechanics. The company custom designs and builds software programmable superconducting custom integrated circuits, which form the heart of the quantum computer.

With its 25 employees and a global collaborative network of research scientists, D-Wave's strategy is to partner with leaders in various industries and to solve their specific and valuable business problems which defy solution through traditional computational means.

Quantum Leap
The worlds biggest R&D labs are racing to build a quantum computer. Geordie Rose thinks he can beat them. Is he just blowing smoke?

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From the Business 2.0
August 2004 issue