Microsoft takes a quantum leap

Breakthrough on building qubits puts the tech giant on track to developing a full-stack quantum computing solution.

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it has made a major breakthrough in quantum computing. The company’s researchers demonstrated the elusive physics—first theorized in 1937—needed to build topological qubits, the building blocks for developing a scalable quantum computer.

(If you are so inclined or have a keen interest in physics, here’s a post by Chetan Nayak, distinguished professor of quantum at Microsoft, explaining the specifics of the breakthrough.)

I have written about this before in Oversize, but a quick refresher might be helpful. After all, when asked to explain quantum computing in an interview, Bill Gates confessed, …


Abhishek Baxi

Abhishek writes on technology trends, gadgets and SMBs, and has over a decade of experience—both as an industry watcher as well as a participant. He quit Microsoft in 2011 to become an independent digital consultant, and to write more, travel randomly, watch a lot of movies and wake up late on weekdays.