COLLEGE PARK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, IonQ (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in trapped-ion quantum computing, was named to TIME’s annual TIME100 Most Influential Companies list. This ranking highlights 100 companies that are making an extraordinary impact across the globe.
“IonQ is honored to be a part of this year’s TIME100 Most Influential Companies list,” said Peter Chapman, President and CEO of IonQ. “TIME’s recognition of quantum computing’s impact, and its specific recognition of IonQ’s role as an industry leader underscores the viability and promise of what’s possible as we usher in the era of quantum computing.”
IonQ was selected for inclusion in the “New Frontiers” category. To assemble the list, TIME solicited nominations from every sector—ranging from health care and entertainment to transportation and technology—from its editors and correspondents around the world, as well as from industry experts. TIME editors then evaluated each nominee on factors including company relevance, impact, innovation, leadership and success.
IonQ's inclusion in the TIME100 is the company's latest achievement in a year of significant momentum in business and technical breakthroughs. On Monday, IonQ announced the Company’s Q4 2021 and Full Year 2021 earnings. During this announcement, the team highlighted remarkable technology progress and announced that it achieved more than triple its original bookings projection. In October, IonQ became the first publicly traded pure-play quantum computing company.
As for technical breakthroughs, this year, IonQ introduced IonQ Aria, the world’s most powerful quantum computer, based on standard application-oriented industry benchmarks; discovered a new family of quantum gates that can accelerate quantum algorithms and can only be conducted on IonQ and Duke University systems; became the first company to use barium ions as qubits to further enable advanced quantum computing architectures; and secured a public-private manufacturing partnership with Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) to produce barium qubits. IonQ is also the only quantum hardware company with computers accessible on all three major cloud providers, and its computers are being used to tackle problems ranging from financial modeling to electric vehicle battery chemistry and risk management.
See the complete TIME100 Most Influential Companies 2022 list here: time.com/100companies
IonQ, Inc. is a leader in quantum computing, with a proven track record of innovation and deployment. IonQ’s latest generation quantum computer, IonQ Aria, is the world’s most powerful quantum computer, and IonQ has defined what it believes is the best path forward to scale.
IonQ is the only company with its quantum systems available through the cloud on Amazon Braket, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as through direct API access. IonQ was founded in 2015 by Christopher Monroe and Jungsang Kim based on 25 years of pioneering research. To learn more, visit www.ionq.com.
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