Fernando Gonzales Zalba, from Hitachi Cambridge visits NiPS

 

 

Perugia, May 11-13, 2016
 
Dr. Fernando Gonzalez-Zalba Senior Research Scientist Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, Cambridge, visited NiPS Laboratory for planning future collaborations.
 
On Wednesday May 11, at 15:00, Dr. Gonzalez-Zalba presented a public seminar on 
 
Towards quantum computing using silicon-on-insulator transistor technology
 
Abstact:
Silicon complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology has driven the
success of the semiconductor industry in the last few decades. The classical computational
power has increased exponentially but this progress is bound to reach its fundamental limits
in the next years. We are now starting to see that CMOS technology itself can offer an
alternative to overcome its classical fundamental limits, not in
termsofcontinuedminiaturizationbutintermsofadifferentcomputingparadigm:quantumcomput
ation. A quantum computer promises to be exponentially more efficient than classical
computers in solving a specific set of problems, such as database searches and prime
number factorization.