In an early-stage funding round, Leiden-based quantum firm QuantaMap raised €1.4 million to develop quality assurance technology for the manufacturing of quantum computer chips.
Leading the funding round was the Dutch quantum technologies investment fund Quantum Delta NL (QDNL) Participations. This money, along with a grant from the Quantum Delta NL foundation, will be used to advance the technology’s development and expand production capacity as the firm gets ready to launch.
“Imagine if every quantum researcher and manufacturer had a finely tuned compass to navigate the uncharted quantum landscape of their chips; that’s what we are creating,” explains QuantaMap CEO, Johannes Jobst.
In November 2022, Jimi de Haan, Milan Allan, Kaveh Lahabi, and Johannes Jobst launched QuantaMap.
The goal of QuantaMap is to establish itself as the benchmark for ensuring that every qubit on every chip operates at peak efficiency, serving as the backbone of chip R&D and quality assurance in the quantum computing sector. The business believes there is also opportunity to assist the established semiconductor sector in adopting cryogenic computing technologies for data centres.
“By employing a unique combination of cryogenic scanning-probe microscopy and custom quantum sensors, QuantaMap is addressing a crucial challenge in the industry: the difficulty of producing reliable quantum chips,” says Ton van ‘t Noordende, managing director of QDNL Participations.
QuantaMap will deliver the diagnostic tools and services the developing quantum sector desperately requires. The lack of such tools hinders quantum computer scaling and the quantum industry. QuantaMap’s protected technology images nanoscale quantum chip performance characteristics such RF leakage, currents, dissipation, and two-level systems using a quantum sensor. Such knowledge allows chipmakers to characterise and diagnose their products, shortening R&D cycles and increasing high-volume yield.