PALO ALTO, Calif., and BURNABY, British Columbia — D-Wave Systems Inc. (“D-Wave”), a leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, and the only company building both quantum annealing and gate-based quantum computers, announced that it has added a number of customers, including Forbes Global 2000 customers, to its portfolio and increased diversity in its commercial use cases.
In addition to a growing customer base, new use cases are being explored across manufacturing, logistics, financial services, autonomous driving, and life sciences utilizing quantum hybrid technologies. Applications include 3D bin packing of shipping containers, vessel logistics optimization, optimum pricing, employee scheduling in airports, dynamic body-shop scheduling, minimizing investment while keeping risk consistent in hedge funds, portfolio optimization, supply chain optimization, autonomous driving simulation, and simulation of therapeutics for cancer treatment.
“We are at an interesting inflection point in the evolution of quantum computing. Increasingly, we’re seeing large enterprises, and ground-breaking start-ups, begin to explore and embrace the power of quantum computing for their most complex use cases,” said Mark Snedeker, senior vice president, Growth, at D-Wave. “We are honored to work with such leading-edge brands and are excited to work with them to move their ideas into action by helping them build in-production quantum applications.”
Enterprises that are ready to get started building in-production quantum hybrid applications can sign up for the D-Wave Launch program, a quantum jump-start program for businesses. Bringing together a team of applications experts and a robust partner community, the D-Wave Launch program provides support to help identify the best applications and to translate businesses’ problems into hybrid quantum applications. The extra support helps customers accelerate designing, building, and running their most important and complex applications, while delivering quantum acceleration and performance.
About D-Wave Systems Inc.
D-Wave is a leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software, and services, and is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers—and the only company building both annealing quantum computers and gate-model quantum computers. Our mission is to unlock the power of quantum computing today to benefit business and society. We do this by delivering customer value with practical quantum applications for problems as diverse as logistics, artificial intelligence, materials sciences, drug discovery, scheduling, cybersecurity, fault detection, and financial modeling. D-Wave’s systems are being used by some of the world’s most advanced organizations, including NEC Corporation, Volkswagen, DENSO, Lockheed Martin, Forschungszentrum Jülich, University of Southern California, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. With headquarters and the Quantum Engineering Center of Excellence based near Vancouver, Canada, D-Wave’s U.S. operations are based in Palo Alto, Calif. D-Wave has a blue-chip investor base that includes PSP Investments, Goldman Sachs, BDC Capital, NEC Corp., Aegis Group Partners, and In-Q-Tel.