Intel has inked a ten-year quantum computing partnership with the Delft University of Technology and TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research. The chipmaker says it will invest $50 million towards quantum computing research.

Mike Mayberry (Vice president, and managing director, Intel Labs): A fully functioning quantum computer is at least a dozen years away…

Intel says its goal is to extend the university’s physics and quantum computing research efforts by contributing advanced manufacturing, electronics and architectural expertise.

You may also find Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s  blog on the company’s strategic interest in quantum computing interesting.

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