Silicon Quantum Computing

The only company in the world that manufactures with atomic precision.


About Us

Creating our Future

Quantum computing won’t just change how we use, process and understand information. It will also allow us to create faster, more efficient computers that will quickly become the world’s most powerful artificial intelligence machines.

Silicon Quantum Computing’s vision is to make this happen for the betterment of humankind. By creating technology at the cutting edge of science, and by using it in ways that are life enhancing, human-centred and world changing.

Our Objectives

Short Term 1

Atomic-scale integrated circuit

Demonstrating the capability required to reliably produce an integrated circuit at atomic scale by 2023.

Medium Term 2

100 Qubit Quantum Processor

Delivering a programmable device based on a one hundred qubit quantum processor embodying error correction by 2028.

Long Term 3

Error corrected quantum computer

Enabling access to useful Quantum Computing solutions for a broad audience of users across multiple use cases by 2030.


Our Experience

Magnitude of Acceleration

Forward-thinking ambition requires genuinely visionary backers. That’s why Silicon Quantum Computing launched in May 2017 and now has over A$150 million of capital funding from the Australian Commonwealth Government, UNSW Sydney, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Telstra Corporation and the State Government of New South Wales.

SQC’s foundation intellectual property was developed at the Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communications Technology (CQC2T). Led by a team of brilliant thinkers, including 2018 Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons AO and colleagues produced many ‘World firsts’.

Our People

Powered by Passion

Even at the cutting-edge, technology depends upon a network of collective minds; each focused on solving individual challenges to achieve a shared vision. Put simply, it relies on people power brought to life through inspiring leadership.

Led by Michelle Simmons, SQC’s unique collaborative and competitive spirit is driven by a relentlessly curious mindset that questions convention and strives for brilliance. Yet there is no secret to this formula – it simply comes down to dedication, passion and hard work.

Michelle Simmons

Founder and Director

Meet the team

Dedicated and determined – we’re a team that brings imagination and mindset together to reach our milestones.

Our Facilities

Leading the World

The Company’s laboratories have a long and auspicious history. Since 1999, UNSW Sydney has fostered a state-of-the-art quantum research facility on its campus at Kensington through CQC2T. Today, thanks to significant investment coupled with a determined vision, the new and continually developing lab infrastructure has been purpose built to carry SQC’s work well into the future.

In addition to 70+ scientists and engineers, SQC has invested over A$15 million into specialist equipment and inputs. This includes scanning tunnelling microscopes (STMs), dilution fridges that operate at a cool 0.003K, electron beam lithography devices, and purified Si28 that helped to help deliver the atomic-scale integrated circuit prototype by 2023.



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Latest news

May 2024

Sam Gorman awarded prestigious ARC industry fellowship

Feb 2024

Silicon Quantum Computing Announces Simon Segars, former Arm CEO, as its new Chair and welcomes Fiona Pak-Poy as a new Director

Feb 2024

Silicon Quantum Computing demonstrates high-fidelity initialisation of nuclear spins in a 4-qubit device

Oct 2023

The 2023 Boyer Lectures – Michelle Simmons, Founder & CEO, Silicon Quantum Computing

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Oct 2023

SQC CEO Awarded 2023 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Jul 2023

Silicon Quantum Computing raises $50.4m

Jun 2023

Exquisite control of qubit wavefunctions in devices

Apr 2023

Michelle Simmons portrait selected as finalist in the 2023 Archibald Prize

Apr 2023

Atomic precision experiments redefine our understanding of quantum tunnelling

Mar 2023

High-fidelity CNOT gate for donor electron spin qubits in silicon

Atom qubits in silicon
Feb 2023

Unique high precision, long range qubit read-out sensors

Feb 2023

SQC uses entanglement to precisely map the exact location of nuclear spins in a silicon chip


We’re looking for talented people to join our team.