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7 November, 2023 - 22:42 By Tony Quested

Former Arm executive to decide UK hub for Australian quantum company

Cambridge entrepreneur Andrew Dunn, who was formerly a director at Arm, is to lead a move into the UK for Australian company Quantum Brilliance, a leading developer of miniaturised, room-temperature quantum computing products and solutions.

Dunn, who held the executive role of Strategic Business Development Director at Arm in Cambridge, will be Country Manager in the UK for Quantum Brilliance. 

He lives in Cambridge and the city is in the running as one of the potential venues for the new office which will be set up in the next few months.

Dunn is conducting research on the quantum ecosystem and hubs of advanced technology, Cambridge included. The city is already home to world leading companies such as Riverlane and Quantinuum.

Furthermore, the University of Cambridge is studying diamond-based quantum computing’s unique benefits quantum; Quantum Brilliance is expert in that field and Dunn has experience with the room-temperature molecular manipulation involved.

Dunn will establish and lead the UK office as part of the company’s latest global expansion strategy.

Headquartered in Australia with operations in Germany, Singapore, the Americas, and soon the UK, Quantum Brilliance is developing quantum computers that use synthetic diamonds to operate at room temperature in any environment.

Unlike larger quantum mainframes, the company is developing small form factor quantum devices that do not require cryogenics, vacuum systems and precision laser arrays. 

As such, the technology consumes significantly less power and can be deployed on-site at data centres, at the edge on autonomous vehicles and spacecraft, in mobile devices and other portable technologies.

The company is working to eventually miniaturise its technology to the size of semiconductor chips that can be used on any device, wherever classical computers exist today, unlocking practical quantum computing for everyone. 

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