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Singapore ups investment in quantum computing to stay ahead of security threats

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Singapore aims to boost its capabilities in quantum computing with new initiatives to develop relevant skillsets and quantum devices. The Singapore government announced plans to set aside $23.5 million to support three national platforms, parked under its Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP).

Teams from CQT, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), and National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) will build international collaborations and train new talent to plug a skills shortage in the emerging industry.

Researchers at CQT and IHPC will develop quantum computing hardware and middleware, including potential applications in various sectors such as finance, supply chain, and chemistry. The National Quantum Fabless Foundry (NQFF) was also launched. Hosted at A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), the platform will facilitate the development of products in quantum computations, communication, and sensing.

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