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IonQ Opens First Ever Quantum Computing Manufacturing Facility In The US

February 17, 2024
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The United States now has their first ever manufacturing facility for quantum computers. And it might just be the beginning of what’s to come.

What’s happening:

  • Quantum computing company IonQ (NYSE: IONQ) has launched the very first manufacturing facility for quantum computing in the United States
  • This is the only manufacturing facility in the United States that is producing quantum computers that are replicable and deployable in customer’s data centres

Why it matters:

By the numbers:

  • IonQ’s facilities based in Seattle now span more than 100,000 square feet in total
  • IonQ plans to invest approximately $1B USD in their operations based in the Seattle area over the next decade

Going deeper:

  • IonQ currently has numerous notable partnerships with large companies to leverage quantum computing, including Hyundai, Airbus, GE Research and others
  • IonQ also has recently landed a project with the United States Air Force Research Lab to implement quantum computing systems at their facilities

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